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Math Education

By Liana Loewus — April 14, 2015 1 min read

Algebra teachers should show students both correctly and incorrectly solved problems and have students discuss them, according to a new algebra practice guide published by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

The guide, prepared by Mathematica Policy Research and released last week through the What Works Clearinghouse, includes three specific evidence-based strategies for teaching algebra. It’s based on a review of studies about algebra instruction that were published between 1993 and 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 15, 2015 edition of Education Week as Math Education

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