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ERIC Number: EJ807617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Algebra: Changing the Equation
Vogel, Carl
District Administration, v44 n6 p34-38, 40 May 2008
When U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling announced in March the final report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, created by President Bush two years ago to address concerns that many students lack essential skills to become engineers and scientists, she highlighted the importance of algebra. "The panel's research showed that if students do well in algebra, then they are more likely to succeed in college and be ready for better career opportunities in the global economy of the 21st century," Spellings stated. The panel advised that all school districts provide access to algebra for all prepared students--including more as early as eighth grade. However, algebra is one subject that derails many students. Districts around the country are trying a mixture of strategies to help those students who have failed algebra and to better prepare others before they even step into an algebra class. This article describes the strategies employed by various school districts to help their struggling students cope with algebra anxiety.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED548534