Three workbooks are available, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Geometry. The Workbooks follow the successful strategies, tips and techniques currently being used by the Jaime Escalante Math Program coordinated by East Los Angeles College. These user-friendly workbooks are designed to be interactive. If your child does not get into our summer program we recommend purchasing a workbook to help your child excel in Math.
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Famous mathematics instructor Jaime Escalante started the Jaime Escalante Math Program in 1980, while teaching at Garfield High School, a then troubled inner-city school. His innovative total-immersion mathematics program was credited for inspiring low-income, "unteachable" students to develop their math skills to the highest level in order to use them as tickets to university acceptance. East Los Angeles College adopted the program in the 90ís continuing the skills, techniques and "can do" philosophy developed by Mr. Escalante.
Today, the Jaime Escalante Math Program, under the direction of Fernando Fernandez, offers integrated sequences of intermediate and advanced mathematics coursework designed to cover one year of coursework (two semesters) in an intensive four-hour-a-day, five-day-a-week, seven-week summer program. Class outlines are based on the California math standards and Escalante principles and are taught by instructors selected for their impeccable teaching skills and history of success with the students.
The remarkable success of the Jaime Escalante Math Program and its participants can be attributed to its student-focused teaching staff; accessible and supportive tutoring system, and itís free of charge open-enrollment system. The Escalante Program now serves over 4000 students in 14 high schools in the greater Los Angeles area each year.
The primary objective of the Jaime Escalante Math Program is to engage inner city disadvantaged youth in a demanding academic regimen of pre-college and college mathematics in order to improve matriculation into college.
This workbook was made possible by the successful instructional methods of Jaime Escalante, who pioneered strategies and techniques to teach the "unteachable" basic math and algebra concepts. Special thanks are given to the instructors in the Jaime Escalante Math Program at East Los Angeles College, who have worked tirelessly and passionately for many years in assisting tens of thousands of students to become math proficient.
Special appreciation is given to:
Gia Nguyen, whose diligent and meticulous work in the formation of the Escalante Workbook series has contributed greatly to the Escalante Program.
Fernando Fernandez, Program Director of the Jaime Escalante Math Program, who has devotedly built the Escalante Program into the tremendous success that it is today.
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This series of Jaime Escalante Math Program workbooks follows the successful strategies, tips and techniques currently being used by the Jaime Escalante Math Program coordinated by East Los Angeles College. This user-friendly workbook is designed to be interactive. Here is a guide to how the workbook is formatted.
At the beginning of each section there will be a brief easy-to-understand lesson and corresponding example problems. Make sure you fully understand the lesson.
"You Try It" Exercises:
You learn math by doing math. After each lesson you will have a chance to test your skills! In the "You Try It" section you will use the built in divider to cover the answer sets. You try the problem first. Once you have finished you can check your answers by lifting the divider to reveal the step-by-step solution to see how you did. You can always refer back to the Lesson Overview for more help.
Practice, practice, practice! The last section of each lesson gives you many practice exercises to reinforce what you have just learned. Have fun with them. NOTE: Solution Sets for the practice exercises are located at the end of the workbook.
California now requires students to pass the math portion of the California High School Exit Exam before they can receive their high school diploma. The Escalante program now offers a math workbook designed to prepare students for CAHSEE exam.