ERIC Number: ED355116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Teaching Algebra I-II.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
This document was designed to help teachers and other school district personnel plan and teach Algebra I and Algebra II in the junior high and high schools. An overview of the Algebra I and Algebra II courses presents the philosophy of algebra instruction for Texas schools, the expected use of technology in mathematics instruction, teacher requirements, and course prerequisites and credits. The following two sections describe the Algebra I and Algebra II courses. The Algebra I course can be offered to students in grades 7 or 8 that are adequately prepared. Issues concerning student needs, entry criteria, high school credits, placement into high school courses, transfer of students back to grade 7 or grade 8 mathematics, and parent communication related to offering the course at that level are discussed. The remainder of the two sections are structured to describe the essential elements of the Algebra I and Algebra II courses, provide sample objectives for related essential elements, and offer a total of 22 sample activities to attain related objectives. Appendix A discusses the issue of evaluation at the local level and at the state level in relation to the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. Appendix B presents a list of resources for algebra instruction that includes 21 books and articles, 16 state-adopted textbooks, and 6 computer software programs. (MDH)
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, State Curriculum Guides
Publications Distributions Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers - Location: Texas