**Making Connections 1**

*Making Connections: Foundations for Algebra, Course 1* is the first of a two-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory algebra course. It uses a problem-based approach with concrete models. The course helps students to develop multiple strategies to solve problems and to recognize the connections between concepts. The lessons in the course embed the “Mathematical Practices” of the Common Core State Standards released in June 2010. Read More...

**LESSON STRUCTURE**

The course is structured around problems and investigations that build conceptual understanding of these topics and an awareness of connections between different ideas. Students are encouraged to investigate concepts, communicate their thinking and generalize. Read More...

**COURSE STRUCTURE**

Chapters are divided into sections that are organized around core topics. Within each section, lessons include activities, challenging problems, investigations and practice problems. Teacher notes for each lesson include a “suggested lesson activity” section with ideas for lesson **introduction**, specific tips and strategies for lesson **implementation** to clearly convey core ideas, and a means for bring the lesson to **closure**. Read More...

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