Thursday, February 14, 2013

Research in Algebra: Tackling Algebra in M.S. and H.S.

By Dr. Candace Walkington and Dr. Nick Wasserman

Nationwide, students struggle in algebra classes. This breakout session will present ideas to address these struggles by focusing on two aspects of effective teaching: relevance of content and teaching practices. Research has shown that using personalization and kinesthetic learning has an impact on algebra understanding for struggling students, and advanced mathematical content knowledge can positively impact classroom practices for algebra teachers.
  • Why do you think algebra is so difficult for students to learn? 
  • How could you practically incorporate these ideas (personalization, increased content knowledge) into your teaching?

1 comment:

  1. Teachers fail to make the application prior to teaching the concepts. Therefore, the fail to see the relevance and do not make the connections.


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