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2010 – Winter

December 15th, 2010 - 9:59 am § in 2010 - Winter

Algebra Project High School Students Succeed on State Tests and on Assessments of Deep Understanding

Two Algebra Project high school teachers have studied the impact of the project on their students’ performance on state tests.  Project members agree, however, that these tests do not necessarily indicate whether students have a deep understanding of a given concept. To meet that need, mathematic[...]

December 15th, 2010 - 9:55 am § in 2010 - Winter

Students’ Education Stories Shared with Reporters at Columbia University

Sidney Carey and Whitney Brakefield, 2006 graduates of the Jackson, MS, Lanier High School AP Cohorts program presented to nearly 50 reporters from national news organizations at “Good Schools/Bad Schools: A Workshop on Urban Education” held at Columbia Journalism School on Sept. 30, 2010. AP Pr[...]

December 15th, 2010 - 9:50 am § in 2010 - Winter

Teacher Resource Materials team aligns curricula with Common Core Standards

The Teacher Resource Materials (TRM) group—comprised of university based mathematics educators and K-12 teachers from the AP network—met this fall in Chicago to align Algebra Project high school level instructional materials with the newly published Common Core State Standards Initiative. The me[...]

December 15th, 2010 - 9:43 am § in 2010 - Winter

Reworking a Middle Grades transition into Algebra at Young Achievers

In August, the Algebra Project began a multi-year curriculum development and professional development collaboration with middle grades teachers at the Young Achievers Science & Mathematics Pilot School in Boston aimed at preparing students for Algebra I in the 8th grade by 2012. With the support[...]

December 15th, 2010 - 9:42 am § in 2010 - Winter

Henderson interviewed on Strongly Connected Components, ACMEScience.com

David Henderson, AP instructional materials developer and Cornell University Professor of Mathematics, was interviewed recently by Samuel Hansen of http://ACMEScience.com. They discussed mathematics education, what Prof. Henderson means by revitalizing the meaning of proof, and the AP Cohorts Model.[...]

December 15th, 2010 - 9:42 am § in 2010 - Winter

Moses and Dubinsky article in forthcoming issue of AMS Notices

The March 2011 Notices magazine of the American Mathematical Society will include an article by Algebra Project founder Bob Moses and AP Materials Developer Ed Dubinsky entitled, “Philosophy, Math Research, Math Ed Research, K-16 Education and the Civil Rights Movement:  A Synthesis.” In March,[...]

December 15th, 2010 - 9:38 am § in 2010 - Winter

Developing High School Cohorts in Washington DC

This fall the Algebra Project and the Young Peoples’ Project were invited to Washington by Courtland Cox to explore working in DC public schools. Courtland Cox is a long time resident of the District and a veteran of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The AP and YPP have engage[...]