1st Edition

Differentiating Instruction With Menus Algebra I/II (Grades 9-12)

By Laurie E. Westphal Copyright 2013
    166 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Algebra I/II offers high school math teachers everything needed to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. This book uses five different types of menus that students can use to select exciting advanced-level products that they will develop so teachers can assess what has been learned, instead of using a traditional worksheet format. Topics addressed include numbers, algebra basics, exponents, graphs, functions, polynomials, and various equations typically included in the algebra I/II curriculum. Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Algebra I/II contains attractive reproducible menus, each based on the levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy as well as incorporating different learning styles. These menus can be used to guide students in making decisions as to which products they will develop after studying a major concept or unit.

    Grades 9-12

    All About Menus and Choice Chapter 1: Choice Chapter 2: How to Use Menus in the High School Classroom 21 Chapter 3: Product Guidelines Chapter 4: Rubrics and Grading The Menus Chapter 5: Properties of Numbers Mathematical Vocabulary and Concept Review Writing and Interpreting Algebraic Expressions Number Properties Order of Operations Ratios and Proportions Scientific Notation and Exponents Exponents Functions and Relations Trigonometric Functions Chapter 6: Equations Simplifying Equations Inequalities Absolute Value Variations Systems of Equations Chapter 7: Graphing Lines Parent Functions and Transformations Parabolas Conic Sections Chapter 8: Polynomials Polynomials Using the Quadratic Formula Factoring Polynomials Matrices References About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment


    After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie E. Westphal now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on differentiation for various districts and conferences, working with teachers to assist them in planning and developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students.