New Research on Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra

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The US What Works Clearinghouse recently released a guide with new research on teaching strategies for improving Algebra.

Math consultant Erma Anderson said the guide offers three evidence-based recommendations for teaching algebra:

1. Use solved problems to engage students in analyzing algebraic reasoning and strategies.
2. Teach students to utilize the structure of algebraic representations.
3. Teach students to intentionally choose from alternative algebraic strategies when solving problems.

Read the entire report here.

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