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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Properties of Parabolas
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Download a copy of a lesson plan for teaching properties of parabolas, similar to the lesson taught by Wendy Loeb in the video Teaching Quadratic Functions. Related Media and...
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Sample Material
Assignment: Simplifying Expressions
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In the video Teaching Symbols and Expressions, the teacher shows students how to simplify expressions and solve equations. These materials include the lesson plan, exercises, and...
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Sample Material
Assignment: Problem Solving
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In the video Problem Solving in Algebra, the teacher models problem solving using polynomial expressions. These materials are the student practice assignments. Related Media and...
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Sample Material