AIMS Educational Foundation: Looking at Lines

by Megan on April 12, 2012

in Reviews

Picture 2I LOVE logic-type activity books. I love them even more when they are truly educational and make important concepts into fun-ish games.

The AIMS Educational Foundation has a whole series of such books. We received Looking at Lines from their Algebraic Thinking Series for grades 6-9 to review.

This particular book contains 32 activities and is a meaty 232 pages. It speaks my love language at the front of the book: "A person or school purchasing this AIMS publication is hereby granted permission to make up to 200 copies of any portion of it, provided these copies will be used for educational purposes and only at that school site."

Reproducible rights. Love.

Though reading that did make me giggle just a bit. Did they think we were going to make up to 200 copies of one of these pages and turn them into origmai monkeys?

Another fantastic component is the included CD for the activity pages. Gone are the days of trying to get the book to flatten just enough on top of the copier to make a clean copy! Just pop in the CD, look for the section you are covering and presto! Print that puppy off! 200 times if you need to!

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The purpose of this particular book is to "introduce algebraic concepts in their natural setting with activities drawn from real-world phenomena. Covers three sub-groups of linear functions: proportional relationships, non-proportional relationships with positive slopes, and non-proportional relationships with negative slopes."

This book is scratching right where I itch. I currently have a 6th and 7th grader, both covering pre-alegebra concepts. Come fall, of course, I'll have a 7th and 8th grader, covering pre-algebra and regular algebra. I'm already starting to get sweaty just thinking about it, but we can do this. And I'll add some of these pages in every so often to liven things up a bit.

This book costs $24.95 and has a nice, decent shelf-life due to being able to make as many copies as you need. Awesome!

For more reviews on this book by the TOS Homeschool Crew, go here!

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Disclaimer: The product was provided for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts are my own. I keep a proper disclosure statement available here.

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