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Each unit contains a complete package for students. In most cases, there is a reading assignment to be completed beforehand, in-class investigations, and homework to follow. You will find a Teacher's Guide for each unit discussing the mathematical content of the activities and pedagogical suggestions for optimal use of the lesson. Each teacher's guide provides a complete set of answers for the questions in the student materials.Many of the units are mathematical investigations set in contexts that will usually provide new information of interest to students in the context itself, such as studying the problem of lead poisoning or the relationship between sickle cell anemia and malaria. This is intended to help students see that the mathematics they are learning now can be used to help solve significant real problems. It is expected that investigations in context will also help students whose learning style is holistic relate to the analytic methods of mathematics. Units in a context with real significance will be marked with (Real). For more info: http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/sandefur/handsonmath/index.html
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