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===Algebra LearnLab course description===
 
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. Algebra I topics include:
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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.  
  
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See a list of course topics below.
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===Algebra & Geometry LearnLab Course Committee===
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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)]]
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*[[Handwriting Algebra Tutor]] (Anthony, Yang & Koedinger)
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**[[Lab study proof-of-concept for handwriting vs typing input for learning algebra equation-solving]] (completed)
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**[[Effect of adding simple worked examples to problem-solving in algebra learning]] (completed, analysis in progress)
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**[[In vivo comparison of Cognitive Tutor Algebra using handwriting vs typing input]] (in progress)
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*[[Rummel_Scripted_Collaborative_Problem_Solving|Collaborative Extensions to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra: Scripted Collaborative Problem Solving (Rummel, Diziol, McLaren, & Spada)]]
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*[[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  
*Powers and Exponents  
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*Powers and Exponents
 
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Numerous studies in the algebra LearnLab course can be found in all three of the research clusters: [[Coordinative Learning]], [[Interactive Communication]], and [[Refinement and Fluency]].
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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)]]
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*[[Handwriting Algebra Tutor]] (Anthony, Yang & Koedinger)
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**[[Lab study proof-of-concept for handwriting vs typing input for learning algebra equation-solving]] (completed)
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**[[Effect of adding simple worked examples to problem-solving in algebra learning]] (completed, analysis in progress)
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**[[In vivo comparison of Cognitive Tutor Algebra using handwriting vs typing input]] (in progress)
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*[[Rummel_Scripted_Collaborative_Problem_Solving|Collaborative Extensions to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra: Scripted Collaborative Problem Solving (Rummel, Diziol, McLaren, & Spada)]]
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*[[Walker_A_Peer_Tutoring_Addition|Collaborative Extensions to the Cognitive Tutor Algebra: A Peer Tutoring Addition (Walker, McLaren, Koedinger, & Rummel)]]
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Revision as of 13:01, 25 May 2008

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