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Algebra as Part of an Integrated High School Curriculum

  • James T. Fey
  • David A. Smith
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Abstract

Traditional high school mathematics curricula in the United States devote 2 years almost exclusively to development of student proficiency in the symbolic manipulations required for solving algebraic equations and generating equivalent algebraic expressions. However, recent design experiments have shown that a focus on functions, mathematical modeling, and computer algebra tools enables effective integration of algebra with the other core strands of high school mathematics.

Keywords

Integrated curriculum School algebra Functions Problem-based learning Mathematical modeling Applications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.WheatonUSA
  3. 3.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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