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The Importance Of Rich Mathematical Tasks

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Language is deeply involved in learning mathematics as students both communicate and think about their mathematical ideas. For all students—and English learners in particular—access means finding effective, authentic ways to make language clear and thinking visible so they can reason more, speak more, and write more in mathematics.

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Video | Opportunities for Engaging English Learners in Math

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Language is deeply involved in learning mathematics as students both communicate and think about their mathematical ideas. For all students—and English learners in particular—access means finding effective, authentic ways to make language clear and thinking visible so they can reason more, speak more, and write more in mathematics.

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No More “I Was Fine Until Algebra!”

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In today’s blog—adapted from the foreword to Making Sense of Algebra—Steven Leinwand, author of Accessible Mathematics, reflects on the practical and proactive approach to teaching algebra presented in Making Sense of Algebra—and the potential it has to change both how students learn algebra and how they perceive it.

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Transition to Algebra Honored at New England Book Show

We are pleased to announce that our Transition to Algebra program was recently honored at the 58th annual New England Book Show, hosted by Bookbuilders of Boston. It was recognized as Best in Category for Print (elementary through high school) for its design, quality of materials, and workmanship.

Mary Fries, one of the coauthors, proudly displaying the Transition to Algebra program.

Mary Fries, one of the coauthors, proudly displaying the Transition to Algebra program.

Developed by June Mark, Paul Goldenberg, Jane Kang, Mary Fries, and Tracy Cordner of Education Development Center, Transition to Algebra is a unique approach to preparing students for success in algebra. It uses logic puzzles, activities, and in-depth explorations to help students cultivate a foundational algebraic understanding. You can learn more and see samples at TransitiontoAlgebra.com.

Further congratulations go to Education Development Center; their SolveMe Mobiles App, based on the types of puzzles found in many of the Transition to Algebra units, was recognized as Best in Category for Interactive Media.

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Transition to Algebra (TTA) grew out of an initiative of the Learning and Teaching Division at Education Development Center (EDC), an acclaimed curriculum development laboratory specializing in science and mathematics instruction. Building on EDC’s hands-on, inquiry-based approach to learning, 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. Learn more.