Topics of Algebra

Explore resources and recommendations to ensure student mastery of algebra.

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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State Perspective on Algebra

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In response to the National Math Panel report, Connecticut is developing course and student expectations, a common algebra curriculum, certification for specialists, and state-provided professional...

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Professional Development in Secondary Mathematics

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Hear about professional learning communities, individualized performance plans, peer learning, common observation tools, linkages to the middle school, and the value of conducting observations...

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Accelerated Algebra

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Longfellow’s Honors Algebra teacher describes how she builds in more challenging problems for accelerated students, including extending the core algebra curriculum with advanced work with equations...

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Algebra Boot Camp

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The math department chair describes essential mathematics concepts that are the focus of the summer algebra boot camp. Algebra I teachers have identified the topics that are necessary for...

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Helping All Students Learn Algebra

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Teacher Paul Jorgens discusses the arithmetic skills that students need for algebra. Download Linear Mingle and Linear Graph Back to Back, the materials he uses in the activities for function...

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Helping Struggling Learners in Algebra

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Hear ideas for overcoming students' lack of preparation for algebra. Included are tips for group work, developing algebraic communications, diagnosing misconceptions, contextualizing problems, and...

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District Perspective on Algebra

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The district mathematics coordinator describes the process of establishing essential algebra standards and aligning expectations with end-of-course and interim assessments. See Mathematics...

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Finding Patterns Within Functions

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A master teacher shows how to practice describing basic functions graphs and changing functions with varying signs, coefficients, and constants. The exercises are in Lesson Objectives and Handouts:...

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Teaching Quadratic Functions

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An algebra teacher demonstrates graphing quadratic functions, identifying the vertex of a parabola, finding maximum and minimum values, and using a graphing calculator. See Properties of Parabolas...

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Problem Solving in Algebra

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Teacher John Lawless models problem-solving steps that challenge students to create polynomial expressions. Download Assignment: Problem Solving to see the full lesson that involves writing an...

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Teaching Symbols and Expressions

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An algebra teacher scaffolds students' learning how to simplify expressions and solve equations. Assignment: Simplifying Expressions includes the lesson plan, problem worksheet, and homework used...

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Algebra I Initial Units

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At the beginning of the year, Algebra I teachers at Legend High School shown in the video, Application of Linear Equations, use these units to begin the course, providing a transition from...

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