Are Your Students Algebra Ready?Feb. 11, 2009
It has become an economic imperative for students in communities across the nation to learn algebra before graduating from high school. Students who master this critical subject are better prepared for entry into college or the workplace. School districts across the nation have responded to business and community leaders to help children be prepared to compete in a global economy. One strategy has been to move algebra instruction into the eighth grade. How do educators ensure student preparedness for algebra? In this session we hear from educators who have developed models for instruction that are helping students from a variety of ages and backgrounds become better prepared to enter and pass algebra.
Dr. Robert SieglerTeresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Member of the National Math Advisory Panel
Mary Ann StineDirector of Curriculum & Instruction
Everett Public Schools in Washington