Building Algebra and Pre-Algebra Skills through Project-based Learning

Presentation Files: 
Presentation Category: 
Standards-Based Curriculum
Presentation Description: 
In this interactive session, participants engage in sample activities from a set of hands-on, project-based algebra and pre-algebra units that can be used to introduce or reinforce fundamental algebra and pre-algebra skills. The lessons can be adapted for use in a variety of settings, including summer school programs, after-school supplementary instruction, or as drop-in units during the school year.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Pier Sun Ho
Associate Director for Pathway and Curriculum Development
Additional Presenter 1
Additional Presenter 1: 
Arlene LaPlante
Director for the ConnectEd Network of Schools
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance