My Trilogy: Activities for Algebra

Jul 4, 2008 by

The workbooks are all done – three workbooks of activities and assessments for the algebra classroom. The activities (designed as puzzles and games mostly) are designed to replace lecture with more active classroom learning. The puzzles tease out similarities and differences between concepts within the chapters, and span the ideas that run throughout algebra. The assessments are topic specific – I grow weary of the CATs which don’t seem to be particularly applicable to math classes (although I do use the muddiest point one in my online courses sometimes).

Although the workbooks are written to accompany the Tussy/Gustafson Algebra series, I don’t see any compelling reason why you couldn’t use them with any algebra course. Just find the Table of Contents that most closely matches your course. There are hundreds and hundreds of pages of activities. No kidding. I can’t believe how many hundreds of activities there turned out to be living in my head.

You can view (and use) some sample activities and assessments here. More about the Tussy/Gustafson Algebra series is here. The publisher is Cengage Learning.

Beginning Algebra: ISBN-13: 978-0-495-55468-4
Intermediate Algebra: ISBN-13: 978-0-495-55459-6
Beg & Int Algebra: ISBN-13: 978-0-495-55478-3

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  1. Karen

    Those look great! I used some of your sample activities last semester and they really helped. Do you know if those workbooks will be sold separately, and if so, when they would be available?

  2. Maria H. Andersen

    You should be able to buy the workbooks separately – they have their own ISBN number. As far as I know, they are all now in print.

  3. Teresa Dwiggins

    Is there a workbook to accompany Tussy’s Geometry text? Thank you.


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