Holt Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry





WA State Curricula Adoption Information and Documents - Mathematically Sound Foundations
High
 School
 Mathematics
 Curriculum
 Study
Prepared for the Washington State Board of Education
by Linda Plattner


March 11, 2009

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WA State Curricula Adoption Information and Documents - Mathematically Sound Foundations A Review of Four High-School Mathematics Programs

Guershon Harel
University of California, San Diego
harel@math.ucsd.edu

The programs in examined in this review are:
• Core-Plus Courses 1, 2, and 3
• Discovering Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra
• Holt Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry
• Glencoe Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry


WA State Curricula Adoption Information and Documents - Mathematically Sound Foundations
WashingtonState HighSchoolMathTextReview
by W.StephenWilson
March 2009

The programs in examined in this review are:
• Core-Plus Courses 1, 2, and 3
• Discovering Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra
• Holt Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry
• Glencoe Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry


2008 WA State High School Mathematics Review Comparison: Looking at Mathematical Soundness


Characteristics of the Holt high school program
  • Step-by-step example problems, solutions, and practice problems
  • Facts and procedures overshadow conceptual understanding
  • General forms of functions and equations are rarely derived




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