Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW) Course 1

Based on feedback from users of first edition, COMAP has completed a major revision of Course 1, now available on CD-ROM.

• Some chapters are completely rewritten (i.e., Pick a Winner and Landsat, which is now titled Scene from Above). Other chapters are streamlined while retaining the thematic, modeling approach.
• Most chapters are shorter. The revised Course 1 has a total of 57 Activities— a 39% reduction from first edition’s 93.
• Each Activity and Individual Work has a clear statement of purpose in the student edition and in the teacher materials.
• Lesson structure is more consistent than in the first edition from chapter to chapter.
• Many activities are shorter than in first edition; they are designed for completion in one 45-minute class period.
• Individual Work offers more mathematical practice problems.
• FYI, Take Note, and Modeling Note features call attention to key facts.
• Teacher Notes indicate which Individual Work questions are essential to future development work and which are calculator related.
• Chapter summaries are clearer and more succinct in their review of important mathematics.

Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW) Course 1.

 Chapter 0 Pick a Winner: Decision Making in a Democracy LESSON ONE Two Current Election Models LESSON TWO Two Alternative Election Models Chapter 0 Review
 Chapter 1 Secret Codes and the Power of Algebra LESSON ONE Keeping Secrets LESSON TWO UGETGV EQFGU LESSON THREE Decoding LESSON FOUR Cracking Codes LESSON FIVE Illusive Codes LESSON SIX Matrix Methods Chapter 1 Review
 Chapter 2 Scene From Above LESSON ONE Changing Times LESSON TWO It’s All a Matter of Scale LESSON THREE Shape, Size, and Area LESSON FOUR Areas of Irregular- Shaped Regions Chapter 2 Review
 Chapter 3 Prediction LESSON TWO Variability LESSON THREE Linear Regression LESSON FOUR Selecting and Refining Models Chapter 3 Review
 Chapter 4 Animation/ Special Effects LESSON ONE Get Moving LESSON TWO Get to the Point LESSON THREE Escalating Motion LESSON FOUR Calculator Animation LESSON FIVE Fireworks Chapter 4 Review
 Chapter 5 Wildlife LESSON ONE First Steps LESSON TWO First Moose Model LESSON THREE Multiplicative Growth LESSON FOUR Second Moose Model LESSON FIVE Final Moose Model Chapter 5 Review
 Chapter 6 Imperfect Testing LESSON TWO On One Condition LESSON THREE Nobody’s Perfect LESSON FOUR But I Didn’t Do It! Really! Chapter 6 Review
 Chapter 7 Testing 1, 2, 3 LESSON ONE Steroid Testing LESSON TWO Testing Models LESSON THREE Confirming the Model LESSON FOUR Solving the Model: Table and Graphs LESSON FIVE Solving the Model: Symbolic Methods Chapter 7 Review

Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW) Courses 1-4 web portal.

Course 1 of the Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW) curriculum offers additional resources to supplement the text:

Teacher's Edition CD-ROM

The embedded teacher materials are designated by two kinds of icons that are also color-coded.

A note icon opens a popup window when the cursor moves over it. Whether the entire note fits in the popup depends on the individual settings.

There are two types of notes embedded in the teachers files:

Yellow teaching notes that are relatively short and contain no figures or equations.

Short answer sets that contain no figures or equations. Usually these are answers for discussion/reflection questions or short activities.

The second type of icon is a pin that indicates an attachment. The attachment opens in a second window when the icon is doubled-clicked.

There are three types of attachments embedded in the teachers files:

Yellow teaching notes that contain figures or equations.

Answer sets for most activities and individual work exercises.

Support materials: assessment problems, handouts, transparencies, and supplemental activities.

Calculator and computer software

Calculator and computer software written specifically for Mathematics: Modeling Our World (MMOW). With software programs for each chapter allows students to explore real-world themes with the same tools used by scientists, technicians, and business people. The software includes graphing calculator programs, specialty computers, spreadsheet template, data sets, and geometric drawing utility sketches.

DVD Video

Video segments accompany each chapter and are used to motivate students as they begin a chapter, or to provide additional information for a specific problem.

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