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“Why Should My Child Take Algebra, Other Than ‘Because It’s On The SAT?’”

“Why Should My Child Take Algebra, Other Than ‘Because It’s On The SAT?’” | Pre-Algebra, Algebra | Scoop.it

I've struggled with this question myself as I watched my daughter, who always did very well in math, hit a wall when she got to Algebra in 9th grade. While this article makes some good points about the advantages of Algebra, I remain unconvinced. I do not necessarily believe Algebra should be bypassed completely. Nor do I believe, however, that the current curriculum should be forced on everyone. Not everyone is a mathematician, nor should they be. An alternative would be to offer the in-depth course to students who wish to pursue that, and just some basic core concepts for the rest.


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Learning algebra too early may harm some students, study says

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Learning about all those x’s, y’s and quadratic equations too early in life may do more harm than good for some students, a new University of California, Davis, study says.


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15 Algebra Tools From edshelf

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The latest websites and math apps for teaching and learning Algebra 1, such as Desmos, Pi Cubed, Math Formulas, Algebra Genie, GridMaths, TI-Nspire, etc.

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MissMathDork: middle school math made FUN!: Algebra and Pre ...

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I am so incredibly excited to offer this deal to all of you Pre-Algebra and Algebra teachers out there!! (Algebra II works too if you need some review activities!). I'm pairing up with Educents again, this time on my own.
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PRE-ALGEBRA TEACHER'S RESOURCE LIBRARY AND STUDENT WORKBOOK ON CD-ROM FOR MACINTOSH AND WINDOWS: AGS Secondary: 9780785435594: Amazon.com: Books

PRE-ALGEBRA TEACHER'S RESOURCE LIBRARY AND STUDENT WORKBOOK ON CD-ROM FOR MACINTOSH AND WINDOWS [AGS Secondary] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Day 11: the boomerang task for pre-algebra | 180 days of math post-its

Day 11: the boomerang task for pre-algebra | 180 days of math post-its | Pre-Algebra, Algebra | Scoop.it
Systems of equations won't be for a while, but I wanted to give the students a preview of what to expect down the road. I was out on Friday for a data retreat and part of the plans I left were for the students to work independently ...
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Governor: Schools should have flexibility on algebra II - Michigan Radio

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Governor: Schools should have flexibility on algebra II
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“Kids in those programs typically do very well at learning algebra II because it's more applied,” Snyder said.
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Now that students are on social media, why not incorporate school and learning into it?  A teacher has created an instagram page for her class.  Posting homework assignments; reminding students could not get easier.  
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Cognitive Science Meets Pre-Algebra « Isegoria

If you need to practice multiple skills, you'll do better and your practice will go more smoothly if you give each skill it's own block of time — but you'll improve more if you interleave skills into the same training session.
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You can divide exponential expressions, leaving the answers as exponential expressions, as long as the bases are the same. To divide exponents (or powers) with the same base, subtract the exponents. Division is the ...
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4-3 Review Game - Jeopardy Inequalities

4-3 Jeopardy Style Review Game...

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This will have students studying while playing a game.  This is something they can do in the classroom or even by themselves.

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Yes, algebra is necessary

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Economists have shown that cognitive skills — especially math and science — are robust predictors of individual income, of a country’s economic growth, and of the distribution of income within a country (e.g. Hanushek & Kimko, 2000; Hanushek & Woessmann, 2008).


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This is great for students who don't think algebra is necessary.  This is a different way math can be taught.  It would be the teaching of quantitative skills rather than a bunch of abstract formulas.

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8th Grade Math #commoncore ideas on transformations-looks great

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8.G. Transformation ideas? Here are mine so far. Help me tweak and make them better, please! http://t.co/tpyVmiFoZ9 #ccss #msmath


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47% of 8th grade students taking Algebra 1 or higher math

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Over the last several years both parents and school leaders have pushed more and more students into middle school algebra. Is it helping? What role with the Common Core State Standards play? Read our latest blog post.

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As time passes, we learn more about everything, including education. When we know more about how to educate students, they become more capable of exceeding our limits than we are.

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This article that I scooped was about 8th grade math standards. Some of the things it was talking about were how 47% of the 8th grade was able to take algebra 1 or higher forms of algebra. Another thing it talked about was how adults and teachers are starting to notice this to. One of the ways the adults might have noticed this is that is by the algebra test scores are higher than usual. Or that maybe that if they put out a higher level algebra question just to see where the student is in math. Another way to find out if the students are a higher level of Math, is by putting them through a series of different algebra Questions.

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Linear Algebra with Applications - Free eBook Share

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eBook Free Download: Linear Algebra with Applications | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 0716786672 | 2012-12-21 | English | PutLocker

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This is a free book students and teachers can download with linear applications that blends computational and conceptual topics throughout.  Organized throughout so students know what to look for.

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Holt’s Linear Algebra with Applications blends computational and conceptual topics throughout. Early treatment of conceptual topics in the context of Euclidean space gives students more time, and a familiar setting, in which to absorb them. This organization also makes it possible to treat eigenvalues and eigenvectors earlier than in most texts. Abstract vector spaces are introduced later, once students have developed a solid conceptual foundation. Concepts and topics are frequently accompanied by applications to provide context and motivation. Because many students learn by example, Linear Algebra with Applications provides a large number of representative examples, over and above those used to introduce topics. The text also has over 2500 exercises, covering computational and conceptual topics over a range of difficulty levels.

Table of Contents

1 Systems of Linear Equations
2 Euclidean Space
3 Matrices
4 Subspaces
5 Determinants
6 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
7 Vector Spaces
8 Orthogonality
9 Linear Transformations
10 Inner Product Spaces
11 Additional Topics and Applications
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Answers to Selected Exercises

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Algebra Nation - Prepare for algebra exams - launch Jan. 15 / 13

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This website is not just online but can be used for smart phones.  The application and website can be good for students, parents, and teachers.  Taking the best practices from teachers across the state.

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SU hosts Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry Conference

SU hosts Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry Conference | Pre-Algebra, Algebra | Scoop.it
More than two dozen mathematicians from New York State and Ontario will converge at Syracuse University for the 23rd annual “Route 81 Conference on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry.” Graham Leuschke.
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Pre-Algebra Test/Quiz Key (Basic Mathematics II): A Beka: Amazon.com: Books

Pre-Algebra Test/Quiz Key (Basic Mathematics II) [A Beka] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Copy of the student book with answers next to the questions.
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Figuring out what works for children - Marietta Daily Journal

Figuring out what works for children - Marietta Daily Journal | Pre-Algebra, Algebra | Scoop.it
Figuring out what works for children Marietta Daily Journal Are we exposing our children to too much sensory stimulation or is it over-reaching to ask teachers to prepare children for standardized testing, explain pre-algebra, worry about job...
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Algebra and Pre Algebra Class Blog » Blog Archive » Make Up Quiz ...

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September 2013. M, T, W, T, F, S, S. « May. 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20, 21, 22. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. 30. September 2011. September 2013 (12); May 2013 (1); April 2013 (1); March ...
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