Coherence in Algebra

Coherence in Algebra

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Mardi Gale

Coherence in Algebra

The Common Core State Standards call for three important instructional shifts in mathematics:

  • Greater focus on fewer topics,
  • Coherence: Linking topics and thinking across grades, and
  • Rigor: Blending of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application.

The videos in this collection, which supports the findings of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, set up the importance of approaching the topic of Algebra as a whole, give an example of how to make connections through an experience with linear equations, and explore classroom tasks that apply and extend students’ understanding of linear equations. The materials for the classroom tasks are available.