"Many students disconnect mathematics from common sense. Transition to Algebra uses explorations, problems, and puzzles to build the logic of algebra to help students make sense of what they are learning."
– June Mark, E. Paul Goldenberg, Mary Fries, Jane M. Kang, and Tracy Cordner
Research shows that success in algebra:
 opens doors to more advanced math
 is a predictor of eventual graduation
 acts as a gateway to a bachelor's degree
 is linked to job readiness and higher earning once the student enters the workforce.
Yet, numerous studies establish that as many as 40% of students need to retake algebra to achieve proficiency. Simply reteaching the same content the same way is not effective, but Transition to Algebra is.
Designed by EDC (Education Development Center, Inc.), an international nonprofit research and development organization with extensive mathematics curriculum experience, and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Transition to Algebra (TTA) uses algebraic logic puzzles and explorations to help students shift their ways of thinking from the concrete procedures of arithmetic to the abstract reasoning that success with algebra requires.

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* TTA Overview Brochure
* TTA Puzzle Book and Answer Key
* Fostering Algebraic Habits of Mind
* Correlation Between Algebra Topics and TTA
* TTA unit overviews and contents: 8.5x11 format; 11x17 folded format
* Research findings on the TTA series
* Correlation of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice to TTA
* Order form and concise component overview
* Review the Transition to Algebra Project site

* Introducing Transition to Algebra
* Insider Tips and Implementation Options

Algebra topics: variables, expressions, equality, commutative property, solving equations
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* Sample pages from the teaching guide
* Sample pages from the answer key
* Sample resources

Algebra topics: addition, subtraction, integers, distance, variables, inequalities
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Algebra topics: addition, subtraction, integers, rational numbers, decimals, fractions, distance
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Algebra topics: commutative/associative/distributive properties, multiplying expressions, equivalent expressions, variables, solving equations, polynomials
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Algebra topics: variables, solving equations, order of operations, systems of equations, multistep equations
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Algebra topics: coordinate plane, functions, graphing, tables of data, linear equations, graphing relationships
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Algebra topics: word problems
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Algebra topics: decimals, fractions, multiplication of polynomials, squaring
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Algebra topics: slope, graphing, linear equations, patterns, graphing relationships, coordinate plane, Pythagorean theorem
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Algebra topics: multiplication/division of polynomials, factoring, solving equations
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Algebra topics: exponents, squaring, negative/fractional exponents, square roots
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