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RE: Does anyone offer PreAlgebra?
Posted:
Feb 12, 2008 12:54 PM


We off a course called Foundations of Algebra. The course is taught by 2 math teachers and maximum # of students in a class is 16. We choose the students based on 8th grade teacher recommendation, math performance through the previous years and their score on the Math 8 assessment. Students are those that scored in the lowest 10% on the assessment. .
Cathy Weaver Math Teacher Math Department CoChair Batavia High School Email: cweaver@bataviacsd.org Voicemail: Ext. 7530
>>> "Ryley David" <ryley.d@beaconk12.org> 2/12/2008 11:59 AM >>> We offered PreAlgebra for many years (it was named Algebra & Problem Solving) and then the students began Math A. We are now trying the other approach of doing Integrated Algebra curriculum over a 2year period. I can't tell you yet which way works better for us as this is the first year of the change. Dave Ryley Beacon, NY
Original Message From: ownernysmathab@mathforum.org [mailto:ownernysmathab@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Leslie Good Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:39 AM To: nysmathab@mathforum.org Subject: Does anyone offer PreAlgebra? Our district is looking in to the possibility of offering PreAlgebra to 9th graders that need some extra time with Algebra content/skills before tackling Algebra. We were wondering if other districts offered PreAlgebra? If you do  how do you determine which students take PreAlgebra vs. Algebra? Does NYS recognize PreAlgebra as a creditbearing course towards graduation requirements? Instead of PreAlgebra are there some districts that are offering Algebra over 2 years? Thanks for the feedback! Leslie Leslie Good K12 Math Department Chairperson Penfield Central School District
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