Mathematics Texts (1 for each applicable student): -Algebra: A Process Approach (for reference) -Geometry: A Moving Experience -Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach Prepared binder for remedial algebra prep: -fractions, decimals, percents pre-algebra High quality, durable compasses Protractors Metal Rulers & Yard Sticks Graph Paper Lined Paper Changes & Choices Assortment of reference books for physical, mental, social, emotional health & puberty related topics: -Changing Bodies/ Changing Lives -Habits of Mind -What do You Stand For -7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Spanish Text: Buen Viaje! Assortment of cultural items: -Books (in Spanish) -Photographs -Art pieces -Musical instruments Technology Functional computers & laptops with reasonably up-to-date word processing, presentation, and data management software. A ratio of approximately 1 for every 3 or 4 students. Should be an even mix of Mac & PC platforms. Software: -Microsoft Office Suite -Inspiration 9 -for image editing -for film-making -for music-making/listening Books should be informative, frank, & pragmatic. They should be respectful to teenager emotional development and not “speak down”. Avoid flashy, “hip” texts that pander to a preteen/teen audience. Whenever possible, they should be useful for both genders. Scratch Paper TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator(s) Calculators Pebble Model Materials: -two colors of “pebbles” -3 small containers Overhead projector & screen Skills practice sheets - “Quickies” from algebra text -rational # review Binder for checking practice sheets Poster for tracking completed practice 63