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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Learning Together About the Topics of Algebra

This tool describes ways to orient mathematics teachers and leaders to the information on the DWW site about the recommendations of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel for school...

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07/16/2014
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Topics of Algebra Review

Use this review procedure to assess the degree of congruence between the suggested topics of school algebra recommended by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the standards, curriculum, and...

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07/16/2014
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Learning From Algebra Teaching Peers

Algebra teachers can use this observation tool to learn from other teachers and determine which practices might be adaptable to their own teaching. Related Media and Files: Problem Solving...

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07/16/2014
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Algebra I Initial Units

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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07/16/2014
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Mathematics Essential Learnings

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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07/15/2014
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District Perspective on Algebra

District Perspective on Algebra

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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07/15/2014
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Lesson Objectives and Handouts: Finding Patterns Within Functions

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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07/15/2014
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Finding Patterns Within Functions

Finding Patterns Within Functions

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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07/15/2014
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Introducing Students to Logarithms

Introducing Students to Logarithms

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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07/15/2014
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Properties of Parabolas

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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07/15/2014
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Teaching Quadratic Functions

Teaching Quadratic Functions

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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07/15/2014
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Assignment: Problem Solving

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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07/15/2014
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