Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

Mathematics: Modeling Our World, Course 3 (MMOW) Second Edition (Student Edition) (Print)

Chapter 1 The Geometry of Art
Chapter 2 Fairness and Apportionment
Chapter 3 Sampling
Chapter 4 Mind Your Own Business
Chapter 5 Oscillation
Chapter 6 Feedback
Chapter 7 Modeling Your World

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Mathematics: Modeling Our World is an integrated core curriculum for high school that is based on the premise that students learn best when they are actively involved in the process. In this program students do not first learn mathematics and then apply what they've learned. Rather, important questions about the real world come first. Students analyze situations and apply the mathematical concepts needed to solve problems. Contextual questions drive the mathematics. In each chapter, students build, test, and present models that describe a real-world situation or problem, such as deciding where to build a fire station. Mathematical modeling is a central focus throughout the curriculum.

Each course covers the mathematical content found in the NCTM Standards. Each of the first three courses of Mathematics: Modeling Our World contains seven or eight chapters. Chapters are divided into four to seven lessons; each may take several days to complete. Each lesson contains a Lesson Opener, which provides the context for the lesson; Activities, which students work on in pairs or small groups using hands on mathematical investigation; and Individual Work, items that review, reinforce, extend, practice, and foreshadow concepts developed in the lesson. Course 4 is comprised of eight chapters and is intended to be a bridge between Courses 1, 2, and 3 and collegiate mathematics. The student text contains eight chapters divided into three to six lessons. Each lesson contains an activity designed for group work, expository readings, and exercises. Each chapter ends with a set of review exercises.

Assessment is an integral part of Mathematics: Modeling Our World. Both Activities and Individual Work offer embedded opportunities to assess student progress. The Teacher's Resources provide Assessment Problems for use with each chapter.

The chapters of Mathematics: Modeling Our World begin with a real situation or problem to be solved during the course of the chapter. In Courses 1, 2, and 3, a short video segment may be used to introduce the theme or problem. Students use both graphing calculators and computers extensively throughout the curriculum to assist in carrying out computations of real problems and to enhance concept development. While it is strongly recommended that students use computers with this curriculum, material is provided to teach the lessons without computers as well. However, use of the graphing calculator is essential throughout the program. Student materials for Mathematics: Modeling Our World are available in four hardcover texts, one each for each course. Teachers materials include, for Courses 1, 2, and 3, an Annotated Teacher's Edition, a Solutions Manual, and Teacher's Resources that includes additional teaching suggestions, background readings, reproducible handouts, assessment problems, supplemental activities, and transparencies.

Other materials include a video with segments for each chapter and a CD-ROM with calculator and computer programs written specifically for Mathematics: Modeling Our World.

Course 3 Material
Product # and Prices:
1308 E-Course/Class Set Includes: $1000 plus free shipping

1310 Student Edition CDROM, Qty. 25
1312 Teacher's Edition CDROM, Qty. 1
1313 DVD Video, Qty. 1

1309 Print Course/Class Set Includes: $2475 plus 10% shipping
1311 Student Edition Print Text, Qty. 25
1312 Teacher's Edition CDROM, Qty. 1
1313 DVD Video, Qty. 1

Extra Course 3 Material
1310 Student Edition CDROM, $40.00 ea.
1311 Student Edition Print Text, $125.00 ea.
1312 Teacher's Edition CDROM, $88.00 ea.
1313 DVD Video, $99.00 ea.

Price: $125.00
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AuthorVarious
ISBN1-933223-38-3
Product Number1311
Primary LevelHigh School
Application AreasModeling
Pricing Options1-24 cost $125.00 each
25 or more $99.00 each
Format510 Page
Casebound Textbook
Format OptionsCD-Rom, USB, Webportal

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