Multiple Paths
Expect that all students will learn school algebra through a coherent progression of topics.
Schools should expect that all students can learn algebra; students who are preparing for college or technical careers should master the topics of school algebra typically addressed in Algebra I and Algebra II courses.
While different course configurations are possible, the important point is that all the topics of school algebra are addressed. A common obstacle to solving algebraic equations is inadequate preparation in arithmetic. Because student preparation is key to success in algebra, teachers of algebra cannot assume a common skill level. Some students may need additional instruction and extensive practice, while others can work at an accelerated pace.
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Algebra Pathways Inventory: Working With Struggling Algebra Students
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