Critical Foundations of Algebra: Grades 4-8

The Critical Foundations of Algebra program helps educators in grades 4-8, math coaches, and district coordinators use student-centered teaching practices to improve students’ foundational understanding of rational number concepts. Based on the best-selling Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series, this algebra readiness program focuses on rational number sense and proportional reasoning:

  • Fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Ratio as a comparison by division
  • Constant rates, constant multiples
  • Proportional relationships and linearity

 

OUTCOMES: By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Merge instruction in algebra with the instruction of concepts of numbers and operations, understanding how learning in one domain supports learning in the other.
  • Support simultaneous development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills with the intentional use of purposeful student struggle, flexible grouping, and ongoing assessments.
  • Make mathematical tasks worthwhile and engaging for all students.
  • Identify common misconceptions as opportunities for learning.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Math Directors and Coordinators, Math Coaches, 4–8 Math Educators

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30 

 
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ISBN
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Critical Foundations of Algebra - Grades 4-8
0000113054