The Make It Real Learning Graphing and Other Algebra Skills II workbook focuses on realworld situations that may be effectively analyzed using algebraic concepts such as series, sequences, equations, inequalities, and graphing. This book suits best grades 68 and high school.
From figuring out how to determine the difference between the populations of two countries to analyzing the number of visitors to a website, learners get to use basic algebra skills in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Nostalgic Candy, Apple iPads, price of gasoline, currency exchange, baseball statistics), not just "realistic" data.
The workbook includes 10 activities focused on helping learners master the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (www.corestandards.org). Each workbook activity focuses on making sense of mathematics in a realworld context. Mastering mathematics means more than memorizing procedures. Learners need to discover how to think critically and use mathematics as a tool to better understand the world.
There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and classwide discussions.
As a readyresource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely workedout solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.
The PDF for this book is enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill it in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.
Activity Title  Mathematical Objectives 

Counting Sheets of Paper: Working with Series 
Write a finite series for a sum of areas Create a formula 
Paper Sizes: Working with Sequences 
Studying a geometric sequence Writing a formula for a geometric sequence 
Home Values: Working with Writing and Solving Equations 
Write a linear equation relating two quantities Solve a linear equation 
Making Sense of Headlines: Working with Basic Inequalities  Writing simple inequalities implied by different phrases 
Falling Objects — Look Out Below! Working with Formulas 
Use formulas Solve linear equations 
Reading Nutrition Labels: Working with Multiples and Percents 
Using nutrition labels to calculate calories Using percentages 
The NFL Pro Bowl: Working with Graphs in the First Quadrant 
Plot points in the first quadrant Interpret a graph 
Minimum Wage: Working with Graphs in the First Quadrant 
Reading a graph Understanding ordered pairs Plot a simple graph in the first quadrant 
Tracking Daily Low Temperatures: Working with Graphing in All Quadrants 
Plot points in all four quadrants Interpret ordered pairs in a context 
Point Differentials in Basketball: Working with Graphs Beyond the First Quadrant 
Interpreting a graph (scatterplot) Plot points on the coordinate grid 
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