## Foundations of Algebra

**by Lynn Marecek and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith**

Hi! We are excited to introduce *Foundations of Algebra *to you!

*Foundations of Algebra* 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 *includes a pro-active study skills activity, which we call *Take Charge of Your Success*.

Click on the *Manipulative Mathematics or Links to Literacy* links on the menu bar above to learn more about these unique features of *Foundations of Algebra*. The *Strategies for Success *link will give you information about our study skills workbook published by Pearson Higher Education.

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pls, help me with teaching multiplication of signed numbers. i have enjoyed the other lessons.

We do multiplication of signed numbers by looking for the patterns in addition of signed numbers. The Signed Number packet on our Manipulative Mathematics page should help you.

I’ve heard good things about Manipulative Mathematics. I’m a math instructional coach and would love to take a look at some of the activities for possible use on my campus. Could I get the password please?

Is this the site that has the modules? If so, may I have the password? Thank you!