Algebra 1 Common Core Student Edition, Grade 8-9

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Think ing Mathematically

Mathematical reasoning is the key to making sense of math and
solving problem s. Throughout the program you'll learn strategies to
develop mathematical reasoning habits.

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call-outs that reveal the strategies and
reasoning behind the solution. Look fo r
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The Think- W rit e probl ems model the
thinking behind each step o f a solution.

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Other worked-out problems model a
problem-solving plan that includes the
steps o f stating w h a t yo u Know ,
id e n tifyin g w h a t you N e e d / a n d
developing a Plan.
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