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Trouble with algebra?



The Southern Regional Education Board, which serves 16 southern states including Florida, has developed a new online course aimed at helping students with algebra, the course many educators call a "gatekeeper" to future academic success.

The course, created with the help of Florida Virtual School, focuses on one concept - linear functions - which is considered by many one of the hardest concepts to teach yet key to understanding algebra. Early test runs in Maryland report that the new method worked well for them.

This initiative looks to be the first of many in which SREB states work together to find high-quality teaching methods and then share them. If the course intrigues you, contact your virtual school for more information.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:20am]


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