Foundations of Algebra

by Lynn Marecek and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith

Hi!  We are excited to introduce Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success and Prealgebra with Strategies for Success to you!

Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success is a manuscript being used right now in the Prealgebra classes at Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon Colleges.  It provides students with a bridge between arithmetic and beginning algebra.  Student understanding of algebraic concepts is supported through the use of manipulative activities called Manipulative Mathematics.  Students’ literacy in written English and fluency with mathematical vocabulary are addressed through Links to Literacy activities. And every lesson in Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success includes a pro-active study skills activity, which we call Strategies for Success.

Designed with a heavier emphasis on arithmetic concepts and procedures, Prealgebra with Strategies for Success can meet the needs of college students in their first developmental mathematics course. Manipulative Mathematics, Links to Literacy, and Strategies for Success are integrated throughout Prealgebra.

Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success and Prealgebra with Strategies for Success will be available in early 2014 from Pearson Higher Education.

The Strategies for Success student workbook is now available from Pearson Higher Education. Check their website ( PearsonHigherEd ) for information about ordering it as a standalone workbook or as part of a textbook package.

Click on the Manipulative Mathematics, Links to Literacy, or Strategies for Success links on the menu bar above to learn more about these unique features of Foundations of Algebra with Strategies for Success and Prealgebra with Strategies for Success.

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