By Kim Jones, CEO, Curriki
Part 2: Algebra 1
As we shared last month, Curriki has teamed up with AT&T to develop tools educators can use to create interactive math assessments that give students instant feedback. We are doing this because we believes that new content resources and technology promote student achievement while giving students truly engaging learning experiences.
We think this will help students learn because they catch their mistakes and weaknesses right away and can get to work on improving them.
AT&T’s high-quality digital content for teaching and learning gives instant feedback. They take interactive quizzes that are scored in real time, providing a level of engagement not available with traditional assessments submitted to the teacher to be graded later. Students can immediately see where they are, where they are going, and how to get there. Thus, students will gain self-knowledge about their understanding of a topic or how deeply they have mastered a skill.
Last month we focused on what would be covered in the Pre-Algebra collection and assessment. This month we take a look at Algebra 1.
Algebra 1 Collection
The Algebra 1 Collection focuses on:
- Relationships Between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations, which includes reasoning quantitatively and using units to solve problems, interpreting the structure of expressions, create equations that describe numbers or relationships, and solving equations.
- Linear and Exponential Relationships, which includes extending the properties of exponents to rational exponents, solving systems of equations, solving equations and inequalities graphically, understanding the concept of a function (including interpreting, analyzing and building), and constructing and comparing linear, quadratic, and exponential models to solve problems.
- Expressions and Equations, which includes interpreting the structure of expressions and writing them in equivalent forms to solve problems, performing arithmetic operations on polynomials, creating equations that describe numbers or relationships, and solving equations and inequalities in one variable and in systems.
- Quadratic Functions and Modeling, which includes using properties of rational and irrational numbers, interpreting functions that arise in applications, analyzing functions using different representations, building a function that models a relationship between two quantities, building new functions from existing functions, and constructing and comparing linear, quadratic, and exponential models.
Our Sponsor, AT&T
AT&T is sponsoring the collections with a $125,000 contribution as part of the company’s investment in preparing students for success in school and careers through AT&T Aspire.
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.
With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality. Curriki is thrilled to be part of that!
Kim Jones is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Kim is active in driving policy initiatives and is regularly featured as an honorary speaker on the impact of technology in education at influential meetings around the world. Learn more at Curriki.org.