"To be successful with algebra, students must be able to shift their focus from the numbers themselves to reasoning about the operations on those numbers… students need targeted supports if they are to successfully cross the bridge from arithmetic to algebra."
– June Mark, E. Paul Goldenberg, Mary Fries, Jane M. Kang, and Tracy Cordner
– Authors of the Transition to Algebra series
Support your struggling algebra students with EDC's researchbased Transition to Algebra
Developed by the Education Development Center (EDC), Transition to Algebra is a supplemental program that uses logic puzzles, problems, and explorations to support students who are struggling in algebra by shifting their ways of thinking from the concrete procedures of arithmetic to the abstract reasoning that algebra requires.
How many…
…struggle to pass and will require remediation?
…pass but won't move on to more advanced math?
…pass but will continue to struggle with advanced math?
Transition to Algebra helps struggling students understand algebra, not just pass it.

* Download a FREE esampler today!
* 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
* Download the FREE esampler to view complete lessons, Teaching Guide pages, and formative assessment tools from Unit 1.

Algebra topics: addition, subtraction, integers, distance, variables, inequalities
* Sample pages from the student worktext
* Sample pages from the teaching guide

Algebra topics: addition, subtraction, integers, rational numbers, decimals, fractions, distance

Algebra topics: commutative/associative/distributive properties, multiplying expressions, equivalent expressions, variables, solving equations, polynomials

Algebra topics: variables, solving equations, order of operations, systems of equations, multistep equations
* Sample pages from the student worktext
* Sample pages from the teaching guide

Algebra topics: coordinate plane, functions, graphing, tables of data, linear equations, graphing relationships

Algebra topics: word problems

Algebra topics: decimals, fractions, multiplication of polynomials, squaring
* Sample pages from the student worktext
* Sample pages from the teaching guide

Algebra topics: slope, graphing, linear equations, patterns, graphing relationships, coordinate plane, Pythagorean theorem

Algebra topics: multiplication/division of polynomials, factoring, solving equations

Algebra topics: exponents, squaring, negative/fractional exponents, square roots
