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The Algebra LearnLab course is described [http://learnlab.org/learnlabs/algebra/ here]. | The Algebra LearnLab course is described [http://learnlab.org/learnlabs/algebra/ 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. | + | 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. | ||

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+ | ===Algebra & Geometry LearnLab Course Committee=== | ||

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

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

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+ | ===Algebra Learnlab Studies=== | ||

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+ | *[[Booth | Improving skill at solving equations through better encoding of algebraic concepts (Booth, Siegler, Koedinger & Rittle-Johnson)]] | ||

+ | *[[Handwriting Algebra Tutor]] (Anthony, Yang & Koedinger) | ||

+ | **[[Lab study proof-of-concept for handwriting vs typing input for learning algebra equation-solving]] (completed) | ||

+ | **[[Effect of adding simple worked examples to problem-solving in algebra learning]] (completed, analysis in progress) | ||

+ | **[[In vivo comparison of Cognitive Tutor Algebra using handwriting vs typing input]] (in progress) | ||

+ | *[[Rummel_Scripted_Collaborative_Problem_Solving|Collaborative Extensions to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra: Scripted Collaborative Problem Solving (Rummel, Diziol, McLaren, & Spada)]] | ||

+ | *[[Walker_A_Peer_Tutoring_Addition|Collaborative Extensions to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra: A Peer Tutoring Addition (Walker, McLaren, Koedinger, & Rummel)]] | ||

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+ | 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]]. | ||

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+ | ===Algebra I topics=== | ||

*Organizing Single Variable Data | *Organizing Single Variable Data | ||

*Simplifying Linear Expressions | *Simplifying Linear Expressions | ||

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*Problem Solving using Proportional Reasoning | *Problem Solving using Proportional Reasoning | ||

*Analyzing Data and Making Predictions | *Analyzing Data and Making Predictions | ||

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## Revision as of 13:01, 25 May 2008

## Contents

### 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

- Improving skill at solving equations through better encoding of algebraic concepts (Booth, Siegler, Koedinger & Rittle-Johnson)
- Handwriting Algebra Tutor (Anthony, Yang & Koedinger)
- Lab study proof-of-concept for handwriting vs typing input for learning algebra equation-solving (completed)
- Effect of adding simple worked examples to problem-solving in algebra learning (completed, analysis in progress)
- In vivo comparison of Cognitive Tutor Algebra using handwriting vs typing input (in progress)

- Collaborative Extensions to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra: Scripted Collaborative Problem Solving (Rummel, Diziol, McLaren, & Spada)
- Collaborative Extensions to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra: A Peer Tutoring Addition (Walker, McLaren, Koedinger, & Rummel)

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