// XPower Interactive //

WHAT IS X-POWER INTERACTIVE?

* A supplement to any Algebra program for grades 6 to 9

* A research-based approach to developing algebraic concepts and skills

* A problem-solving approach to skill acquisition

* An inquiry-based approach to concepts

* A different approach to developing non-routine problem-solving strategies

X Power Algebra Content

* Includes topics common to all algebra programs in 10 chapters

* Addresses NCTM content and process standards

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

Each chapter includes the same components:

* Instructional game

* Video episodes

* Instructional segments

* Problem sets with tutorials

* Labs

* Virtual manipulatives

* Tests and quizzes

PROBLEM SETS

* Introduce multiple problem types

* Allow students to practice their skill

* Offer teachers the flexibility to select specific problems or problem sets to meet the needs of their students

INSTRUCTIONAL GAMES

* Provide students with experiences that develop conceptual understanding

* Include multiple levels to accommodate diverse student groups

* Build skills and fluency

STUDENT FEEDBACK

"It helped me to solve problems because I got to see different methods and ways to solve things."

"I liked watching the clips of the X-Team and how they would solve problems."

"...I liked being able to work in a group and to be able to use the computers."

"I think the computers made the class more fun and we got to play games! I enjoyed it; it made Algebra fun."

SOURCE: Student testimonials are taken from CRDG Summer Programs 2005.

Curriculum Research and

Development Group (CRDG)

University of Hawai`i

1776 University Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Phone: (808) 956-4969

Toll-free: (800) 799-8111

Fax: (808) 956-6730

E-mail: crdg@hawaii.edu

Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg

If you would like to place an order for X-Power Interactive, please >>click here.

* A supplement to any Algebra program for grades 6 to 9

* A research-based approach to developing algebraic concepts and skills

* A problem-solving approach to skill acquisition

* An inquiry-based approach to concepts

* A different approach to developing non-routine problem-solving strategies

* Includes topics common to all algebra programs in 10 chapters

* Addresses NCTM content and process standards

Each chapter includes the same components:

* Instructional game

* Video episodes

* Instructional segments

* Problem sets with tutorials

* Labs

* Virtual manipulatives

* Tests and quizzes

* Introduce multiple problem types

* Allow students to practice their skill

* Offer teachers the flexibility to select specific problems or problem sets to meet the needs of their students

* Provide students with experiences that develop conceptual understanding

* Include multiple levels to accommodate diverse student groups

* Build skills and fluency

"It helped me to solve problems because I got to see different methods and ways to solve things."

"I liked watching the clips of the X-Team and how they would solve problems."

"...I liked being able to work in a group and to be able to use the computers."

"I think the computers made the class more fun and we got to play games! I enjoyed it; it made Algebra fun."

SOURCE: Student testimonials are taken from CRDG Summer Programs 2005.

Curriculum Research and

Development Group (CRDG)

University of Hawai`i

1776 University Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Phone: (808) 956-4969

Toll-free: (800) 799-8111

Fax: (808) 956-6730

E-mail: crdg@hawaii.edu

Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg

If you would like to place an order for X-Power Interactive, please >>click here.