An Integrated Instructional Approach for Algebra: Infusing Hands-on, Cooperative, and Independent Learning with Technology and Vocabulary Enrichment
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This paper provides educators with a structure for integrating multiple learning methods by topic in the Algebra classroom. Within a literary review supporting the need for higher levels of cooperative and independent learning, educators are given strategies and reasoning for using hands-on activities that incorporate many different types of intelligences and learning styles. More than twenty-five activities are included for use with many Algebra I TEKS reporting categories with a comprehensive suggested use of vocabulary throughout the course. An instructional model by topic is provided for integrating cooperative learning, independent learning, hands-on activities, vocabulary enrichment and the use of technology into the standard classroom routine of learning.