Algebra

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Algebra LearnLab course description

The Algebra LearnLab course is described here.

The Algebra LearnLab course involves teaching 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.

See a list of course topics below.

Algebra & Geometry LearnLab Course Committee

The Math Course Committee meets monthly and is led by Albert Corbett (corbett@andrew.cmu.edu).

Teachers (and perhaps researchers) can find answers to questions on the FAQ for teachers.

Algebra Learnlab Studies

These studies are also organized within research clusters that address common issues across a variety of academic content domains: Coordinative Learning, Interactive Communication, and Refinement and Fluency.

Algebra I topics

  • 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