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Algebra Academy Curriculum Components

Homework

Every student can tell you that math and homework go hand in hand. In a traditional math class, students typically experience teacher-led instruction designed around a textbook and complete a series of related homework assignments, quizzes, and tests. While some students do well in this learning environment, many struggle to retain what they are being taught and consequently lose ground as they are challenged by new and more complex algebraic concepts.

In the Pitsco Education nontraditional Algebra program, students receive instruction in a unique and powerful way that provides meaningful and relevant project-based learning experiences.

In Phase II and Phase III, students work in pairs as they are engaged in our innovative, hands-on, project-based curriculum. Each curriculum title is delivered in seven sessions, providing computer-led instruction and hands-on activities to teach one algebraic concept. After students complete a session, they receive a homework assignment aligned to reinforce the concept taught in the session. Assignments are no more than two pages; are carefully designed to promote success; and include a brief overview of a math concept, an example, and a short series of problems.
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