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dc.contributor.advisorWarshauer, Max
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Eric Alan ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-02T18:50:20Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:09:34Z
dc.date.issued2011-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationHarper, E. A. (2011). Evaluating algebra readiness (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3165
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, December 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractEighth grade students taking Algebra I has become an increasingly common occurrence in the United States during recent years. Still, math education in America and the placement of algebra in the curriculum differs greatly from other countries. This work examines the arguments both for and against introducing algebra to students at earlier ages and then analyzes the effectiveness of a curriculum for that purpose. The Math Explorations curriculum created by the Texas Mathworks faculty at Texas State weaves algebra throughout its curriculum. Students complete Algebra I by the end of eighth grade in a three-text series that also covers state curriculum for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. This study examines the effectiveness of the curriculum in terms of both preparing students for algebra and student learning of state-mandated standards as assessed by TAKS testing.en_US
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dc.format.extent40 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAlgebraen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectCurriculumen_US
dc.subjectMathen_US
dc.subjectMathowrksen_US
dc.subjectReasoningen_US
dc.subjectUnknownsen_US
dc.subjectStudentsen_US
dc.titleEvaluating Algebra Readinessen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWhite, Alex
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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