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Calif. Laws Shift Gears on Algebra, Textbooks

New laws in California have set the state on a course for some potentially significant changes to the curriculum, including a measure that revisits the matter of teaching Algebra 1 in 8th grade and another that revamps the state’s textbook-adoption process and hands districts greater leeway in choosing instructional materials. The algebra-related legislation, in particular, has … Continue reading

District Turns to iPad to Teach Algebra

When eighth-graders take their first year of algebra next month, they will solve equations and plot linear graphs with a popular and intriguing tool — an iPad2. One of the district’s two eighth-grade honors classes will use HMH Fuse, an algebra-based textbook, as part of its curriculum — a pilot program the district plans to … Continue reading