## Student Textbook Set

When a school implements Carnegie Learning textbooks, each student receives a consumable textbook set that contains the following books.

### Student Textbook

The Student Text is a consumable textbook designed for students to take notes and work problems directly in each lesson. Each lesson contains objectives, key terms, and problems that help the students to discover and master mathematical concepts.

### Student Assignments and Skills Practice

The Student Assignments book contains one assignment per lesson and skills practice activities. It is designed to move with the student from classroom to home to lab time so that students can repeatedly practice the skills taught in the lesson.

### Homework Helper*

The Homework Helper book is designed to help parents and care givers be more informed about the concepts being covered in the student's math course. Students are encouraged to keep the Homework Helper at home. It contains one activity per lesson including examples of the skills taught in the lesson and several practice problems. Answers to the practice problems are provided in the back of the Homework Helper book.

**Homework Helper included in Bridge to Algebra and Algebra I curricula.*

### What Makes Carnegie Learning Student Texts Engaging?

#### Learning By Doing Principles

Carnegie Learning believes that students develop math understanding and skills by taking an active role and responsibility for their own learning. With Carnegie Learning textbooks students become engaged in solving contextual math problems that strengthen their conceptual understanding of math topics. Rather than encouraging students to memorize procedures, we provide them opportunities to think and work together in small groups.

#### Real-World Context

Students work with their peers to solve real-world problem situations like using percents for leaving a tip in a restaurant or using a graph of an equation to determine the number of days it will take to build miles of highway. They become more engaged in learning mathematics when they see how it plays a significant role in everyday life.

#### Mathematical Discourse

Throughout the student text icons prompt different forms of student communication. These icons may instruct students to work independently, work with groups, or share ideas with the class. Encouraging mathematical discourse provides opportunities for students to explain their thoughts and processes for solving math problems.