Algebra for All: 25Q024

This collection, developed by the staff at PS 24 Andrew Jackson Elementary, lays out their approach to mathematics in elementary grades that lead to all students being algebra ready. The resources in the collection include descriptions of the schools instructional practices and strategies, samples and templates for planning and student work, a rubric, schedule, and other instructional resources, as well as a slideshow that describes the philosophy of the school's approach to mathematics. Educators can use these resources to build upon their own math instruction to improve their students' algebra readiness.

Included Resources

This packet, created by PS 24 Andrew Jackson Elementary, contains resources and guidance for classroom and schoolwide strategies for empowering inquiry-based learning in mathematics. The packet includes an annotated learning environment document, a student strategy-building sheet, an annotated lesson plan, a math problem solving rubric, a math teacher checklist, and a departmentalization schedule for 4th and 5th grades. Educators can use these tools and strategies to build both classroom and schoolwide practices that supports students’ critical thinking, ability to solve a problem using multiple strategies, and teamwork. It also provides an example of the constructivist mindset and environmental conditions the school has developed to make the work possible.

<style type="text/css"> </style> This resource, provided by PS 24 Andrew Jackson Elementary, contains insight and guidance for promoting algebra readiness in elementary school math. The document includes a brief overview of Number Talks and brief overviews of understanding relationships between numbers, building number sense, and quick images. Educators can use these tools and strategies to strengthen students' conceptual knowledge and fluency in math.

The article, provided by PS 24, defines the Constructivist philosophy that is the foundation for all the curriculum decisions made at their school. The article includes an overview of the philosophy and the importance of allowing students to learn through an inquiry-based approach versus procedural processes. Educators can use this resource to learn more about concepts such as social knowledge, physical knowledge, etc. to help inform their curriculum design.