Candace Walkington, SMU, algebra, teaching

Study will teach algebra with student-authored stories that draw on their own interests

Can students learn algebra from Instagram and video games?

SMU teaching researcher Candace Walkington thinks so. Walkington’s new study, funded by the National Academy of Education, will test that idea.

Students will describe how linear relationships approximate what they encounter in their everyday lives, such as how they accumulate followers in Instagram or score points in a video game over time Continue reading

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