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Pathways to Math Literacy

Pathways to Math Literacy

2nd Edition
By David Sobecki and Brian Mercer
ISBN10: 1260404935
ISBN13: 9781260404937
Copyright: 2019
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Pathways to Math Literacy, 2nd EditionUnit 1: Organizing and Visualizing Numeric Data
Lesson 1-1: Where Does the Time Go? (Percentages, Pie Charts, and Bar Graphs)
Objective 1: Analyze personal time management for a week of activities.
Objective 2: Solve problems involving percentages.
Objective 3: Create and interpret pie charts. 
Objective 4: Create and interpret bar graphs. 
Lesson 1-2: Do You Have Anything To Add? (Using Addition and Subtraction Skills) 
Objective 1: Identify circumstances where addition or subtraction is possible. Objective 2: Add or subtract quantities. 
Lesson 1-3: It's About Accumulation (Using Multiplication and Division Skills) 
Objective 1: Interpret multiplication as repeated addition. 
Objective 2: Multiply or divide quantities. 
Lesson 1-4: Avoiding Empty Pockets (Using Exponents and Order of Operation) 
Objective 1: Distinguish between simple interest and compound interest. 
Objective 2: Distinguish between linear and exponential growth. 
Objective 3: Interpret exponents as repeated multiplication. 
Objective 4: Simplify numeric expressions involving exponents and the order of operations. 
Lesson 1-5: A Coordinated Effort (The Basics of Graphing) Objective 1: Use a rectangular coordinate system. 
Objective 2: Connect data to graphs. 
Objective 3: Interpret graphs. 
Lesson 1-6: What are the Chances? (Basic Probability) 
Objective 1: Compute and interpret basic probabilities. 
Objective 2: Translate a probability to a percent chance. 
Objective 3: Recognize the difference between theoretical and empirical probability. 
Lesson 1-7: Debt: Bad, Chocolate: Good (Using Scientific Notation) 
Objective 1: Convert numbers between decimal and scientific notation. 
Objective 2: Describe the significance of writing numbers in scientific notation. 
Lesson 1-8: What's Your Type? (Organizing Information with Venn Diagrams) Objective 1: Analyze how your personality type affects how you interact with others. 
Objective 2: Create and interpret Venn diagrams. 
Objective 3: Describe sets using appropriate terminology. 
Lesson 1-9: News in the Data Age (Gathering and Organizing Data) 
Objective 1: Explain the difference between a population and a sample. 
Objective 2: Organize data with frequency distributions and histograms. 
Objective 3: Analyze data with stem and leaf plots. 
Unit 2: Making Sense of It All 
Lesson 2-1: Did You Pass the Test? (Using Measures of Average) 
Objective 1: Consider strategies for preparing for and taking math tests. 
Objective 2: Understand the impact of a single question, or a single exam. 
Objective 3: Calculate, interpret, and compare measures of average. 
 Lesson 2-2: Ins and Outs (Inputs, Outputs, and Interpreting Expressions) 
Objective 1: Distinguish between inputs (independent variables) and outputs (dependent variables). 
Objective 2: Evaluate expressions and formulas. 
Objective 3: Write and interpret expressions. 
Lesson 2-3: From Another Dimension (Working with Units and Formulas) 
Objective 1: Determine units for area and volume calculations.
Objective 2: Use formulas to calculate areas and volumes. 
Objective 3: Discuss important skills for college students to have. 
Objective 4: Simplify expressions. Lesson 2-4: It Works like Magic (Dimensional Analysis) 
Objective 1: Convert units using dimensional analysis. 
Objective 2: Convert units within the metric system. 
Objective 3: Convert rates of change. 
Objective 4: Convert temperatures. 
Lesson 2-5: Take a Guess! (Estimation and Number Sense) 
Objective 1: Identify the steps in a systematic problem-solving procedure. 
Objective 2: Make educated guesses. 
Objective 3: Compare numbers using inequality symbols.
Lesson 2-6: It's All Relative (Interpreting Relative Change/Percent Error)
Objective 1: Compare change to relative change. 
Objective 2: Apply percent error. 
Lesson 2-7: Is that Normal? (Standard Deviation and Normal Distributions) 
Objective 1: Identify the steps in computing standard deviation, and describe why they lead to a measure of variation.
Objective 2: Compute and interpret standard deviation. 
Objective 3: Use a normal distribution to find probabilities. 
Lesson 2-8: Meeting Expectations (Expected Value and Weighted Averages) Objective 1: Estimate expected value experimentally. 
Objective 2: Compute expected value.
Objective 3: Compute weighted grades and GPA. 
Unit 3: Thinking Linearly 
Lesson 3-1: 88 Miles Per Hour! (Slope as a Rate of Change) 
Objective 1: Interpret a rate of change. 
Objective 2: Predict a future value from a rate of change. 
Objective 3: Calculate a rate of change. 
Objective 4: Find the intercepts of a line. 
Objective 5: Interpret the meaning of the intercepts of a line.  
Lesson 3-2: A Snow Job (Writing, Interpreting, and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions) 
Objective 1: Write expressions based on given information. 
Objective 2: Interpret algebraic expressions in context. 
Objective 3: Evaluate and simplify expressions. 
Lesson 3-3: All Things Being Equal (Solving Equations) 
Objective 1: Explain what it means to solve an equation. 
Objective 2: Demonstrate the procedures for solving a basic linear equation. 
Objective 3: Solve a literal equation for a designated variable. 
Lesson 3-4: All Quantities Are Not Created Equal (Solving Inequalities) 
Objective 1: Demonstrate the procedures for solving a linear inequality. 
Objective 2: Solve application problems that involve linear inequalities. 
Lesson 3-5: What's Your Problem? (Solving Problems Numerically and Algebraically) 
Objective 1: Solve application problems using numerical calculations. 
Objective 2: Solve application problems using linear equations. 
Lesson 3-6: Big Mac Exchange Rates (Direct Variation and Proportions) 
Objective 1: Identify situations where direct variation occurs. 
Objective 2: Write an appropriate direct variation equation for a situation. 
Objective 3: Solve an application problem that involves direct variation. 
Lesson 3-7: Big Mac Exchange Rates (Direct Variation and Proportions) 
Objective 1: Write an equation of a line given a description of the relationship.
Objective 2: Write an equation of a line that models data from a table. 
Objective 3: Write an equation of a line from a graph of the line. 
Objective 4: Graph a line by plotting points. 
Lesson 3-8: Party Planning (Point-Slope Form and Linear Modeling) 
Objective 1: Find the y intercept and equation of a line given two points. 
Objective 2: Find the equation of a line using point-slope form. 
Objective 3: Convert between forms of a linear equation. 
Lesson 3-9: The Great Tech Battle (Linear Relationships and Lines of Best Fit) 
Objective 1: Determine whether two variables have a linear relationship. 
Objective 2: Calculate the line of best fit for a set of data using a spreadsheet. 
Objective 3: Calculate the line of best fir for a set of data using a calculator. 
Objective 4: Interpret the correlation coefficient for a data set. 
Lesson 3-10: All Systems Go (Solving Problems with Systems of Equations) 
Objective 1: Solve an application problem involving a system of equations.  
Objective 2: Illustrate the solution to a system of equations using a table. 
Objective 3: Illustrate the solution to a system of equations using a graph. 
Unit 4: Living in a Nonlinear World 
Lesson 4-1: Oh Yeah? Prove It (Inductive and Deductive Reasoning) 
Objective 1: Apply inductive reasoning to make a conjecture. 
Objective 2: Disprove a conjecture by finding a counterexample. 
Objective 3: Apply deductive reasoning to solve a problem. 
Lesson 4-2: A Road Map to Success (The Pythagorean Theorem and Distance) 
Objective 1: Solve application problems using the Pythagorean Theorem. 
Objective 2: Solve application problems involving the distance formula. 
Lesson 4-3: The Error of Your Ways (Polling and Margin of Error) 
Objective 1: Determine the margin of error in a given poll. 
Objective 2: Explain the meaning of the margin of error in a given poll. 
Objective 3: Calculate the number of poll respondents needed for a given margin of error. 
Lesson 4-4: Where's My Jetpack? (Inverse vs. Direct Variation) 
Objective 1: Identify situations where inverse variation occurs. 
Objective 2: Solve problems involving direct and inverse variation. 
Lesson 4-5: Sit Back and Watch Your Money Grow (Exponential Growth Equations) 
Objective 1: Define function and use function notation. 
Objective 2: Identify the significance of a and b in an equation of the form y = ab^x 
Objective 3: Find exponential models. 
Objective 4: Compare exponential models using graphs, tables, and formulas. 
Lesson 4-6: Follow the Bouncing Golf Ball (Exponential Curve Fitting) 
Objective 1: Gather and organize data from an experiment. 
Objective 2: Find an exponential equation of best fir for data. 
Objective 3: Study the decay rate for exponential decay. 
Lesson 4-7: Irate Ducks (Graphs of Quadratic Equations) 
Objective 1: Identify a parabolic graph. 
Objective 2: Solve problems using the graph of a quadratic equation. 
Lesson 4-8: Minding Your Business (Add, Subtract, and Multiply Expressions) 
Objective 1: Combine algebraic expressions using addition or subtraction. 
Objective 2: Demonstrate the relationships between revenue, cost, and profit functions. 
Objective 3: Combine algebraic expressions using multiplication. 
Objective 4: Determine a revenue function from a demand function by multiplying algebraic expressions. 
Lesson 4-9: The F Word (Factoring) 
Objective 1: Explain why factoring is useful in algebra. 
Objective 2: Explain the connection between zeros and x-intercepts. 
Objective 3: Factor a trinomial. 
Lesson 4-10: Going... Going... GONE! (The Quadratic Formula and Max/Min) 
Objective 1: Solve a quadratic equation using the quadratic formula. 
Objective 2: Find the vertex of a parabola using x = -b/2a. 
Objective 3: Solve application problems using the quadratic formula. 
Lesson 4-11: Down the Drain (Quadratic Curve Fitting) 
Objective 1: Calculate the equation of best fit for a set of quadratic data using technology. 
Objective 2: Solve application problems that involve a quadratic set of data.