Accessible Algebra

Accessible Algebra : 30 Modules to Promote Algebraic Reasoning, Grades 7-10

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Accessible Algebra is for any pre-algebra or algebra teacher who wants to provide a rich and fulfilling experience to students as they develop new ways of thinking through and about algebra.

Each of the thirty lessons in this book identifies and addresses a focal domain and standard in algebra, then lays out the common misconceptions and challenges students may face as they work to investigate and understand problems.

Anne and Steve met with and listened to students in real classrooms as the students explained what problem-solving strategies they were using or worked to ask the right questions that would lead them to a deeper understanding of algebra. The authors describe these classroom scenarios in each lesson and also suggest ways teachers may assign a problem or activity, how to include formative assessment strategies, and suggestions for grouping students.

Each lesson also includes sections on how to support struggling students, as well as additional resources and readings.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • York, Maine, United States
  • English
  • 1625310668
  • 9781625310668
  • 2,813,961

About Anne M. Collins

Anne M. Collins, professor of mathematics and education, is the Director of Mathematics Programs and the Center for Mathematics Achievement at Lesley University. A former member of the board of directors for NCTM, she works with preservice and inservice teachers, helping them deepen their mathematics pedagogical content knowledge. Her research focuses on the impact of formative assessment on student achievement.

Steven R. Benson is a mathematician and mathematics educator at Lesley University; he has created curriculum and facilitated professional development for pre- and inservice teachers for nearly thirty years. He was the lead author of Ways to Think About Mathematics: Activities and Investigations for Grade 6-12 Teachers (Corwin 2004).
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