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 unit, students build,
test, and present models that describe a realworld 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 units.
Units 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
unit/chapter.
The units/chapters of Mathematics: Modeling Our World begin
with a real situation or problem to be solved during the
course of the unit. 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 a 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. Course 4 has all the teacher material in the
Teacher’s Resource Binder, including the Solutions Manual.
Other materials include a video with segments for each unit
and a CDROM with calculator and computer programs
written specifically for Mathematics: Modeling Our World.
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Course 1 
©2010  Student Edition  652 pages  ISBN: 978933223209 
New Second Edition 
Chapter 0 Pick a Winner: Decision Making in a Democracy
Chapter 1 Secret Codes and the Power of Algebra
Chapter 2 Scene From Above
Chapter 3 Prediction
Chapter 4 Animation
Chapter 5 Wildlife
Chapter 6 Imperfect Testing
Chapter 7 Testing 1, 2, 3
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Course 2 
©2011  Student Edition  484 pages  ISBN: 9781933223247 
New Second Edition 
Chapter 1 Gridville
Chapter 2 Strategies
Chapter 3 Hidden Connections
Chapter 4 The Right Stuff
Chapter 5 Proximity
Chapter 6 Growth
Chapter 7 Motion
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Course 3 
©2013  Student Edition  510 pages  ISBN: 9781933223384 

Chapter 1 The Geometry of Art
Chapter 2 Fairness and Apportionment
Chapter 3 Sampling
Chapter 4 Mind Your Own Business
Chapter 5 Oscillation
Chapter 7 Modeling Your World
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Course 4 
©2000  Student Edition  532 pages  ISBN: 0716741156 

Chapter 1 Functions In Modeling
Chapter 2 The Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 3 Polynomial Models
Chapter 4 Coordinate Systems and Vectors
Chapter 5 Matrices
Chapter 6 Analytic Geometry
Chapter 7 Counting and the Binomial Theorem
Chapter 8 Modeling Change with Discrete Dynamical Systems
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