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Walkington, Candace – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
Algebra is an area of pressing national concern around issues of equity and access in education. Recent theories and research suggest that personalization of instruction can allow students to activate their funds of knowledge and can elicit interest in the content to be learned. This paper examines the results of a large-scale teaching experiment…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Ayieko, Rachel A.; Gokbel, Elif N.; Akcay, Ahmet O. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine eighth grade students' algebra achievement scores across various states, over years, and by students' demographics (including ethnicity/race, language spoken at home, SES factors, and academic resources). The questions guiding the study were, (a) What are the differences in eighth grade students' algebra…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Algebra, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement