Topics of Algebra

Recommended Practice: Teach the comprehensive set of major topics in algebra recommended by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.

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School Algebra Topics

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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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Introducing Students to Logarithms

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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

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What Algebra Teachers Need to Know

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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

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A Coherent Algebra Framework

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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

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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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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Sample Material

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Mathematics Essential Learnings

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Review Douglas County School District's essential learnings in mathematics for selected secondary mathematics courses, including algebra courses, that are described in the audio interview District...

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Sample Material

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Lesson Objectives and Handouts: Finding Patterns Within Functions

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Download the handouts that accompany the teaching demonstration, Finding Patterns Within Functions, including a series of student exercises for creating tables and graphing functions. Related...

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