Category Archives: Algebra

Connecting Students’ Interests to Algebraic Reasoning

“Students often can’t see the connection between their world and algebra. Exploring ways to connect math to their lives, experiences and knowledge is critical for making it accessible and captivating. That’s especially true when considering students from diverse backgrounds.” – … Continue reading

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Five Good Reasons to Take Algebra II

Algebra II is no longer a basic high school requirement for Texas graduation, but RME Director, Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller encourages parents to have their children to take the course anyway. Read more.

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Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded to Dr. Walkington

Dr. Candace Walkington was named a 2014 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education. This award recognizes her work in implementing interventions for students that connects algebra to their out of school interests. Read more.

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Personalization in Algebra hits NPR Blog

RME researcher Dr. Candace Walkington's work was covered by the NPR blog Mindshift. Discussing interest-based personalization in Algebra, Walkington recounts the success of her recent study and her hopes for expansion. Read the full article here.

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Texas Math Teacher: Supporting Students’ Algebra Readiness: An RtI Approach

RME Researchers and partners collaborate with state of Texas mathematics leadership to articulate not only what an RtI approach is, but how it can implement within a specific framework at the middle school level: Supporting Students’ Algebra Readiness: A Response to … Continue reading

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Education Week: Studies Find Payoff in ‘Personalizing’ Algebra

Dr. Candace Walkington studies the emerging payoff of personalization for struggling math students. She works with 145 9th graders in a high poverty school in Dallas to better understand how personalized math problems allow students to gain a better understanding of … Continue reading

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