Welcome to Algebra
Here is a collection of PowerPoint lessons that I have
written and currently use in my own classroom. They complement Prentice
Hall's Algebra 1: California Edition
by Smith, Charles, Dossey, and Bittinger
© 2001, but they may be adapted for use
with any algebra textbook. These PowerPoint lessons have been
designed by an algebra teacher with fifteen years experience in
the classroom. They are meant to help teachers meet rigorous
state standards and integrate technology into their
Deliver lessons to students that meet rigorous
state standards in a time efficient manner. These
lessons are specifically designed to fill in gaps in
understanding and go beyond the book. Many concepts that are
tough to learn or are inadequately explained in the book are
elaborated on in these PowerPoint lessons. Most lessons
consist of about 5 to 8 slides and are easily presented in a
30 to 50 minute period.
Significantly raise your student's year-end test
scores. Engage your
students interest like never before.
Most of the presentations have some animated
effects that add to the effectiveness of the lesson. You can
personalize the presentations by adding your own backgrounds,
sounds, and clipart to make them even more powerful.
Integrate technology into your algebra classroom on
a daily basis. PowerPoint is versatile and provides
you with the ability to hyperlink to other applications and
web-sites while still in PowerPoint. At the touch of a button
you can switch from delivering your presentation to using
graphing calculator software and back again.
Free yourself from the overhead or whiteboard.
Using a remote mouse and laser pointer, you will be
able to circulate around the room as you deliver the lesson.
You can monitor note taking, see where students are getting
hung up, and control unwanted behavior.
Add, delete, or change any part of any lesson you
wish. Unlike videos, software, or other similar
media, PowerPoint lessons can be modified. All teachers are
encouraged to make changes to these lessons and make them
Share your own lessons with colleagues.
These lessons are copyrighted and any duplication or
transfer of these lessons or modification of these lessons is
illegal unless all involved parties have purchased Algebra
PowerPoint: Teaching Made Easy As Pi. However, your own
creations can be easily sent to colleagues through e-mail.
Absent students can access these PowerPoint lessons
from a home computer through the "Previews Page" of this
web-site or by visiting www.AlgebraNotes.com.
Notes can also be easily printed for those
without home computers. You will be pleasantly surprised how
many students return from an absence and immediately request a
printout of the PowerPoint lesson they missed.
Feel free to e-mail me at JimWenk@Cox.net.