## Support your struggling algebra students with EDC's research-based* Transition to Algebra*

Many students struggle with algebra. Many students need to retake Algebra 1 multiple times just to pass. Even if they pass, many students are unable to think algebraically, lack mathematical strategies, and lack confidence as mathematicians.

###### Think about *your* algebra students. How many are highly successful? How many...

- struggle to pass and will require intervention and remediation?
- pass but won't move on to more advanced math?
- pass but will continue to struggle with advanced math?

Developed by Education Development Center (EDC), *Transition to Algebra* is a classroom resource that approaches algebra instruction differently. Instead of reteaching the same algebra curriculum in the same way to struggling students, *Transition to Algebra* uses logic puzzles, problems, and explorations to help teachers uniquely build students' mathematical ways of thinking. It invites students to experience the coherence and meaning of mathematics-perhaps for the first time.

*Transition to Algebra* Units

- Unit 1: Language of Algebra
- Unit 2: Geography of the Number Line
- Unit 3: Micro-Geography of the Number Line
- Unit 4: Area and Multiplication
- Unit 5: Logic of Algebra
- Unit 6: Geography of the Coordinate Plane
- Unit 7: Thinking Things Through Thoroughly
- Unit 8: Logic of Fractions
- Unit 9: Points, Slopes, and Lines
- Unit 10: Area Model Factoring
- Unit 11: Exponents
- Unit 12: Algebraic Habits of Mind