Multiple Paths
Recommended Practice: Expect that all students will learn school algebra through a coherent progression of topics.
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Multiple Pathways to School Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > Overview & Tools
Watch this multimedia overview to learn more about the importance of expectations that all students will learn algebra and the various curricular approaches that enable teachers to respond flexibly...
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Overview
Instructional Strategies for Struggling Algebra Students
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > Learn What Works
Dr. Bonnie Grossen, Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education, offers practical ideas for working with students who are struggling with algebra, focusing on weaving together...
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Expert Interview
Helping Students Who Aren't Ready for Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > Learn What Works
Dr. Bonnie Grossen, Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education, describes the collision between current algebra requirements and the lack of preparation of many students.
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Expert Interview
State Perspective on Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
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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School Example
Professional Development in Secondary Mathematics
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
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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School Example
Accelerated Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
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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School Example
Algebra Boot Camp
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
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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School Example
Helping All Students Learn Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
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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School Example
Helping Struggling Learners in Algebra
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
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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School Example
Linear Graph Back to Back
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
Download the PowerPoint slides that teacher Paul Jorgens uses in the video, Helping All Students Learn Algebra, to help students develop their communication skills with algebra...
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Sample Material
Linear Mingle
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > See How It Works
Download templates for materials that teacher Paul Jorgens uses in the video Helping All Students Learn Algebra to have students build fluency with algebraic vocabulary, concepts, and...
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Sample Material
Algebra Pathways Inventory: Working With Struggling Algebra Students
Topics of Algebra > Multiple Paths > Overview & Tools
Use this self-assessment inventory to consider whether there are adequate practices in place to help students who are struggling in algebra. Related Media and Files: Multiple Pathways to...
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