Topics of Algebra
Teach the comprehensive set of major topics in algebra recommended by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.
Success in algebra is defined by proficiency with the major topics of school algebra and understanding of the connections across the topics.
Algebra coursework should cover the major topics of school algebra recommended by the Panel, and effective instruction requires that teachers have a strong knowledge base in the topics identified within these six headings: Symbols and Expressions; Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations; Functions; Algebra of Polynomials; and Combinatorics and Finite Probability. Teachers should help students develop problem solution, translation, and transformation skills. Understanding common student misconceptions will help teachers anticipate where students need additional preparation, practice, and explanation.
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