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Studies Find Payoff in 'Personalizing' Algebra

Studies Find Payoff in 'Personalizing' Algebra | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
An ongoing series of studies shows students do better when word problems are tailored to their interests.

The studies, which were discussed at a recent meeting here at Carnegie Mellon University, highlight one way to boost learning in algebraic expression, a concept considered critical in the Common Core State Standards but which educators say is perennially challenging to students. The study found that personalized math problems not only made it easier for students to understand what was being asked, but also helped boost the confidence of students who may have been intimidated by the subject.
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Amy Keathley's curator insight, February 16, 2014 9:45 PM

Word problems can be so intimidating! I think tailoring them to student interests is definitely a good idea, but we need to be careful - I've heard from some of my classmates that, if done poorly, it's a little offensive.

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Transfer for Learning: 8 Instructional Keys

Transfer for Learning: 8 Instructional Keys | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

from Education for Life and Work...


To design instruction for transfer:

  1. Begin with clearly-defined learning goals and a model of how learning is expected to develop.
  2. Use assessments to measure and support progress toward goals.
  3. Provide multiple, varied representations of concepts and tasks.
  4. Encourage questioning and discussion.
  5. Engage learners in challenging tasks, with support and guidance.
  6. Teach with carefully selected sets of examples and cases.
  7. Prime student motivation.
  8. Use formative assessment to provide feedback.
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