Cosenza & Associates, LLC’s, Algebraic Reasoning textbook addresses the TEKS for the Algebraic Reasoning high school math course. The Texas State Board of Education created this new course to increase the number of rigorous advanced mathematics courses available to students. The Algebraic Reasoning course meets Texas high school graduation requirements to qualify as an advanced mathematics credit on either the Foundation diploma or an Endorsement.
Who wrote Algebraic Reasoning?
Dr. Paul Gray, Jacqueline Weilmuenster, and Jennifer Hylemon led the authoring team. Each of these authors has extensive experience in Texas mathematics education, including as classroom mathematics teachers and district-level mathematics leaders.
Algebraic Reasoning is a textbook written by Texas educators for Texas educators and students!
What does an Algebraic Reasoning lesson look like?
Algebraic Reasoning lessons are inquiry-focused and built around a compacted 5E instructional model. Each lesson begins with a brief Engage activity that teachers can use to launch the lesson. Engage activities help students focus on the content of the lesson and activate prior knowledge that they will need to be successful in the lesson. Hands-on Explore activities allow students to investigate the content and begin to look for patterns and make conjectures. The Explain phase provides students with important formalized content. Stepped-out examples coupled with You-Try-It exercises follow the content summary so students can check their own understanding.
Students and teachers may scan a QR code in the Explain section to view videos. One video summarizes the content from the Explain phase and is ideal for students who want to review what they learned in class that day or for teachers using a flipped-classroom design. Additional videos provide solutions to the You-Try-It problems.
What is contained in the Algebraic Reasoning Student and the Teacher Editions?
The Algebraic Reasoning student edition contains 64 lessons, mid-chapter reviews, and end-of-chapter reviews. Each lesson begins with a Focusing Question to set the stage for student inquiry. Students also see their learning outcomes that are written in student-friendly “I can…” statements. Student editions also contain QR codes in each section that link directly to instructional videos that summarize the Explain section and show students how to work the “You Try It!” problems.
The Algebraic Reasoning Teacher Wraparound Edition (TWE) contains several features to help teachers deliver effective instruction. Instructional hints appear throughout the TWE, offering best-practice based suggestions for use of technology, differentiated instruction, and English language learner support.
Teachers also have online access to ancillary material, including digital versions of the content from the TWE, mid-chapter and end-of-chapter tests and a bank of editable questions that address content from each section within the chapter.
Algebraic Reasoning is available in both print and digital formats. The digital student edition is only available for purchase at the campus or district level. In order to comply with licensing and copyright restrictions, a license for the digital student edition must be purchased for each student enrolled in the Algebraic Reasoning course.
|Algebraic Reasoning textbook, Student Edition||Print (hardback)||$115||978-0-9886796-9-6|
|Algebraic Reasoning textbook, Student Edition, eText (License each year through SY 2024-25, one license is required for each student accessing the student material)||Digital (PDF)||$71||978-0-9972265-1-5|
|Algebraic Reasoning Student Bundle: Print Version and eText (License each year through SY 2024-25)||Print (hardback) and Digital (PDF)||$141||978-0-9972265-5-3|
|Algebraic Reasoning textbook, Teacher Edition||Print (hardback)|
Ancillaries are accessible online via login
Print materials incur a 10% shipping and handling charge. Minimum purchase requirements apply to both teacher and student editions.
Materials may be ordered directly through EMAT by Texas school districts and charter schools.
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How Do I Use the Online Teacher Web Portal?
We created a short guided tour of the online teacher web portal with the ancillary materials that you have access to when your district adopts and purchases the Algebraic Reasoning textbook. If your district has adopted our book, contact your campus or district instructional materials coordinator to find out how you can get access to the online teacher web portal.
Since 2020-2021 is the Year of Virtual Instruction, we have created online, asynchronous professional learning opportunities for Algebraic Reasoning teachers. Our first course, Teaching Algebraic Reasoning 101: Finite Differences, is available in two formats.
- Web version: This version is a web page with activities and videos you can browse through at your own pace. It is not monitored and you will need to document your own progress based on campus or district guidelines for professional learning (CPE) credits.
- Online Moodle course: This version is a more interactive version in our Moodle site, www.cosenzaresources.com, where you can print a certificate of completion at the end of the course.