Spotlight on Algebra

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The Education Week Spotlight on Algebra is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Preparing students in middle school for high school algebra
  • Improving students’ algebra performance with practical instructional tips
  • Offering students the firm foundation in fractions essential to later algebra success
  • Integrating a “global perspective” into math instruction on a classroom level

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

New research suggests that word problems might be easier to grasp and more beneficial at the beginning, rather than the end, of a math lesson.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week

"Fraction camps" are just one technique researchers are exploring in their efforts to help students get a better grasp of one of the most troublesome topics in basic mathematics.
July 18, 2013 – Education Week


The Tampa Bay area district is offering a math boot camp before students take Algebra 1 to reduce the number of students who will need to take a remedial course later.
April 25, 2014 - Time and Learning

Algebra teachers should show students both correctly and incorrectly solved problems and have students to discuss them, according to a new algebra practice guide.
April 8, 2015 - Curriculum Matters

Make or Break, Why Middle School Math Counts
How do we increase motivation, build persistence, support the transition into a more independent educational experience, and prepare for future success?
July 21, 2014 - Vander Ark on Innovation

Global Dimensions of Math
Every curricular area has a global dimension that can be taught in the classroom, including math. This is often the area that is most difficult for people to grasp as being global, but math helps us understand the world—and we use the world to understand math. The world is interconnected and math shows these connections and possibilities. The earlier young learners can put these skills to practice, the more likely we are to remain an innovation society and economy.
October 1, 2014 - Global Learning

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