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Unit
5: Algebra in Context 
Georgia is adopting a new mathematics
curriculum, beginning with the freshman class entering in Fall 2008. This
curriculum will address concerns that the current curriculum is not rigorous
enough in relation to the standards proposed by the National Council for
Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) by altering the teaching and learning model from
a teachercentered model to a studentcentered one. Georgia high school
students will master the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) by completing
various performance tasks that are within various Units. Currently, the teacher
is given the main responsibility for insuring that the students master the
material. However, the new Integrated Mathematics marks a new frontier. The
teacher will take on more of a supporting role, while the students will be
given the responsibility to learn the material by completing the tasks. Another
significant difference is the role that the textbook will play. Currently,
students learn the majority of the material by practicing problems from the
textbook. This will not be the case with the new curriculum. The textbook will
act as a supplement to the tasks and will only be used when a student or group
of students need additional extra practice on a particular GPS. It is quite
possible that each student will be using different sections of the textbook
depending on their need(s).
Being a new teacher who will be teaching this
curriculum in the Fall, I found it necessary to explore this curriculum in
depth prior to its release. This page is dedicated to the first course in the
new Georgia curriculum, namely, Integrated Mathematics I. Below you will find
some of the tasks associated with each unit as well as my solutions to them. Please
note that this is a work in progress.
Some of the tasks are not completed, while some of them are. My goal is to have all tasks completed before
the curriculum’s implementation. After
all, what better way is there to teach something than to learn it inside and
out? Enjoy!
Unit 5: Algebra in Context 
Assessment Strategies for
"AtRisk" Learners (coming soon) 
Teaching Mathematics to
ESOL Students (coming soon) 

EMAT 6680  Fall 2005