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This is a course outline for Algebra 1, designed by Ann Shannon & Associates, LLC for the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. This unit provides students with an opportunity to engage in meaningful mathematical investigations, drawing heavily on the eight Mathematical Practices. The objective is to help students understand the importance of seeing, doing, re-constructing, and supposing in learning mathematics.
Here’s what we know: Implementing a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum is a complex undertaking, even in a typical, in-person classroom. There are new pedagogical approaches to consider, texts and topics to unpack, instructional shifts to practice, academic routines to introduce, and the list goes on.
Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional materials is important in helping teachers support their students in mastering the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to be college and career ready.
Much has been written and debated on the state-led shift toward more rigorous, consistent K-12 education standards commonly known as Common Core. At the same time, that intense focus on the standards has obscured an equally important shift – the adoption of instructional resources aligned to the new standards.
Aug 12, 2017
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