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Secondary Curricula

Proven core instruction for all Algebra students.

Carnegie Learning Algebra I

Carnegie Learning Algebra I is designed as a first-year Algebra course for core instruction. It can be implemented with students at a variety of ability and grade levels, and is offered across many of our solution offerings.

The U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse identifies Carnegie Learning Algebra I as one of very few curricula with studies that show substantial, positive effects on learning and student attitudes in a strong experimental design.

Please use the tabs below to learn more about the features and contents of this curricula and its various implementation options. Use the content browser on the left to view videos and image galleries of the curricula.

  • Patterns and Multiple Representations
  • Proportional Reasoning, Percents, and Direct Variation
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Linear Functions and Inequalities
  • Writing and Graphing Linear Equations
  • Lines of Best Fit
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Properties of Exponents
  • Polynomial Functions Rational Expressions
  • Probability
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Quadratic and Exponential Functions and Logic

Features of our Textbooks

  • Research-based
  • Designed for a collaborative, student-centered classroom
  • The classroom environment promotes discourse, collaborative work and depth of understanding
  • Students engage in problem solving, communication and reasoning while making connections using multiple representations
  • Students take ownership of their learning, making notes using their texts like a workbook
  • Consumables save money and time — reducing copying costs and lowering replacement costs
  • New textbooks provided every year
  • Lexile Rating: 910

Features of Cognitive Tutor Software

Cognitive Tutor software is designed to complement our textbooks, but can be used as supplemental curricula for interventions, summer school, and other implementation options. Features include:

  • Differentiated instruction: provides instruction that addresses each student's unique needs
  • Mastery learning model and multi-step problems
  • Continuous formative assessment
  • Immediate feedback and positive reinforcement
  • Detailed reports for analyzing student progress
  • Review for practice prior to exams

Recommended for 40% (or two class periods/week) of the total instructional time in a course, the software is most often accessed via a web delivery model using the Carnegie Learning Online website. It can be delivered via a standalone installation, network/LAN, or remote-hosted local client-server model.

Blended Curriculum

Our Algebra I content can be delivered in a blended course format, with a combination of collaborative, student-centered textbook lessons and adaptive Cognitive Tutor software lessons. Can be used as core instruction.


Carnegie Learning Algebra I content can be delivered via textbooks that support a collaborative classroom. Our classroom activities address both mathematical content and process standards. Students develop skills to work cooperatively to solve problems and improve their reasoning and communication skills.

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Adaptive Math Software

Our Algebra I content is available in all of our Adaptive Math Software Solutions, which are packages that feature our research-based Cognitive Tutor Software product line. Please review the Adaptive Math Software page to review the complete list of soltions that feature Algebra I content.

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