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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 I Scope and Sequence
Algebra II Scope and Sequence

View the milestones and steps necessary to set up a study in one of the math LearnLab courses (Algebra or Geometry).

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.