Topics of Algebra
Explore resources and recommendations to ensure student mastery of algebra.
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Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:
To learn more about these practices and the other findings of the Panel, view Foundations for Success: Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.
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Multiple Pathways to School Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > Overview & Tools
Watch this multimedia overview to learn more about the importance of expectations that all students will learn algebra and the various curricular approaches that enable teachers to respond flexibly...
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Overview
National Math Panel: Major Topics of School Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Overview & Tools
Watch this overview to learn about the major topics of school algebra recommended by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and two identified practices to support authentic algebra instruction...
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Overview
School Algebra Topics
Topics of Algebra > Topics of Algebra > Overview & Tools
Use this multimedia overview to learn about the recommended algebra topics, the importance of making connections across topics, and helping students learn algebra.
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Overview
National Math Panel: Advisory Panel
Topics of Algebra > Overview & Tools
Watch this brief overview to learn about the purpose and findings of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and research-based recommendations for improving mathematics instruction. Find out why...
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Overview
Introducing Students to Logarithms
Topics of Algebra > Topics of Algebra > See How It Works
An experienced teacher describes how to avoid common pitfalls when teaching students about logarithmic functions, and how to leverage students' prior knowledge of algebra to increase their comfort...
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Expert Interview
Instructional Strategies for Struggling Algebra Students
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > Learn What Works
Dr. Bonnie Grossen, Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education, offers practical ideas for working with students who are struggling with algebra, focusing on weaving together...
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Expert Interview
Key Messages of the Panel Report
Topics of Algebra > Overview & Tools
Dr. Larry Faulkner, Chair of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, discusses key recommendations. These are especially focused on important messages for teachers, such as providing a strong...
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Expert Interview
What Algebra Teachers Need to Know
Topics of Algebra > Topics of Algebra > Learn What Works
Listen to Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu talk about the importance of helping teachers develop a deep understanding of their subject matter and the need to focus instruction on the most critical aspects of...
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Expert Interview
Helping Students Who Aren't Ready for Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > Learn What Works
Dr. Bonnie Grossen, Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education, describes the collision between current algebra requirements and the lack of preparation of many students.
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Expert Interview
Understanding the Major Topics of School Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Overview & Tools
Dr. Wilfried Schmid, a member of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, provides a brief overview of the recommended major topics and implications of the Panel's findings for algebra instruction,...
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Expert Interview
A Coherent Algebra Framework
Topics of Algebra > Topics of Algebra > Learn What Works
Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu discusses the topics of school algebra and their importance for student learning. He explains each of these foundational topics and provides examples, describes the connections...
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Expert Interview
Visual Diagram: The Major Topics of School Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Overview & Tools
This visual diagram illustrates two algebra practices based on the findings and recommendations presented in the National Mathematics Advisory Panel report. Use the diagram as a way to engage...
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Visual Diagram