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
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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
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
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
To best prepare students for algebra, educators must balance the rigors of the curriculum alongside the needs of students. This Spotlight examines some of the emerging trends and research, including algebra-readiness strategies, online courses, combined literacy and math programs, and the introduction of core-algebra concepts at the elementary level.
This Spotlight examines some of the emerging trends and research, including algebra readiness strategies, online courses, combined literacy and math programs, and the introduction of core-algebra concepts at the elementary level.