Welcome to Pre-Algebra Slide Show!

Here is a collection of PowerPoint lessons that I have written and currently use in my own classroom.  They complement Holt''s Mathematics Course 2: Pre-Algebra by Bennett, Burger, Chard, Jackson, Kennedy, Renfro, Roby, Scheer, and Waits, but they may be adapted for use with any pre-algebra textbook.   These PowerPoint lessons have been designed by an algebra teacher with many years experience in the classroom, teaching since 1991.  They are meant to help teachers meet rigorous state standards and integrate technology into their instruction.

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 pre-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.

Supply new teachers with a complete set of well designed lessons that can be shared directly with students.  Created and written by a public school algebra teacher with many years of experience, these lessons could serve as a valuable base on which to build.

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 their own.

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 Pre-Algebra Slide Show: 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.Pre-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.


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