# Algebra LearnLab

Runs up to 5 studies/year with a maximum of 160 students per study. Consists of 22 sections with a total of 360 students

**Course Leader:**

Albert Corbett

Associate Researh Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-8808

Email:

The Algebra LearnLab course will teach high school Algebra I using the textbook and tutoring system of Carnegie Learning. The curriculum combines software-based, individualized computer lessons with collaborative, real-world problem-solving activities. Students spend about 40% of their class time using the software, and the balance of their time engaged in classroom problem-solving activities. Three Pittsburgh-area high schools are currently participating as PSLC Algebra LearnLab sites, offering a diverse student population, and additional high schools around the country are anticipated for future participation. Algebra I topics include:

- Organizing Single Variable Data
- Simplifying Linear Expressions
- Finding Linear Equations from Graphs
- Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
- Standard Form
- Slope Intercept Form

- Mathematical Modeling
- Linear Expressions and Equations
- Quadratic Expressions and Equations

- Solving Systems of Linear Equations Algebraically and Graphically
- Solving and Graphing Equations Involving Absolute Values
- Problem Solving using Proportional Reasoning
- Analyzing Data and Making Predictions
- Powers and Exponents

Algebra II Scope and Sequence

For further information on this course, including a software demonstration, contact Frank Baker via . Be sure to include in your email the nature of your research interest (e.g., are you planning to propose a LearnLab study) and also indicate whether you have had any prior discussions with PSLC members.