The lessons are created as multiple-choice questions, and when you answer a question, you receive an immediate response. The Algebra through Function series contains 5 apps and 41 embedded lessons.
Since the primary mode of operation of the brain is pattern generalizing, almost all of the lessons are structured as pattern-building activities leading to a mathematical generalization. To help you generalize the patterns, record any algebra in the question on paper and next to it write the correct answer which will help you see a pattern developing toward a mathematical goal.
When you connect new algebraic concepts to existing long-term memories of previously learned algebra, the brain understands the new concept or procedure in the lesson. Function representation and function behaviors connect all of the algebra.
The apps are designed for students in first or second year algebra, and college students in remedial algebra courses. While the lessons are teaching in nature, they are also for review in preparation for tests.
The graphing calculator is required and is used to help develop patterns and provide visualizations of the algebra in the lessons. It is crucial because visualizations lead to understanding. In addition, the graphing calculator processes function representation and function behaviors, which are at the core of learning algebra through function.
The Content Author:
The author has 16 years of experience writing multiple-choice questions for college placement tests, for end-of-year exit exams, and for pre-service teacher proficiency tests.
Summative Review of the Core Functions of Algebra
1. Summative Review: Linear Function Behaviors
2. Summative Review: Absolute Value Function Behaviors
3. Summative Review: Exponential Function Behaviors
4. Summative Review: Quadratic Function Behaviors
5. Summative Review: Rational Function Behaviors
6. Summative Review: Square Root Function Behaviors