The Algebra Modules provides opportunities for developing deep understanding of relations, functions, exponentiation, number and operation properties, logarithms, and fields. Algebra modules users study advanced mathematics content while considering how to apply their understanding to middle school, high school, and university perspectives on the mathematical concepts. This approach ties together ideas from K-12 mathematics and the abstract discipline of mathematics in coherent ways. The materials provide opportunities to develop understanding via two approaches: using an advanced mathematical perspective and a Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching perspective. Each module is designed with the intention to connect these two approaches.

All too often, mathematics teacher candidates struggle to see the value of the mathematics content courses they take. MODULE(S2) not only provides candidates with the content they need as future teachers, but makes direct connections to teaching practice. Moreover, the materials support best practices in mathematics education, including an embedded emphasis on equity, that will support their overall professional growth.

Gary Martin, Leadership Team member of the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership (MTEP),
Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University

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While teaching with MODULE(S2) materials, there is so much more opportunity for the pre-service teacher to understand student reasoning.

Module(S2) Instructor

I learned the importance of teaching algebra conceptually. I didn’t realize how much I didn’t actually understand due to the way I was taught in the past. I want to take my experience in this course as a way to teach my students algebra – so that they actually understand it.

Pre-service teacher
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