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New Report: Algebra: Gateway to a Technological Future

New Report: Algebra: Gateway to a Technological Future

In early November of 2006, the Mathematical Association of America, in a project funded by the National Science Foundation, brought together representatives from the mathematics and mathematics education communities across the entire K-16 spectrum to survey what has been learned about the teaching of algebra and to identify common principles that can serve as models for improvement.

The approximately 50 participants were divided into five groups, corresponding to five different levels of algebra instruction.  The groups were (1) Early Algebra, (2) Introductory Algebra, (3) Intermediate Algebra, (4) College Algebra, and (5) Algebra for Prospective Teachers.  Each group reviewed research on what was known about the teaching of algebra on that level and made suggestions for future directions that would improve both the knowledge base and the actual teaching and learning of algebra. 


A summary of the report can be found here.

The final report is available here, in PDF format.


News Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2008