Teaching First Year Algebra
Faced with teaching first year algebra? This course provides useful ideas, strategies and resources for teachers of first year algebra. The ideas, approaches and strategies in this course should make teaching first year algebra less abstract and more satisfying to both teacher and student. Participants will be asked to read several articles and to experiment with a variety of creative approaches to make algebra concepts more concrete. Each teacher enrolled will be allowed to choose activities most appropriate for his or her classroom. These resources are designed to reinforce important algebraic concepts and to supplement the text currently used.