Multimedia Overview National Mathematics Advisory PanelWatch this brief overview to learn about the purpose and findings of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and research-based recommendations for improving mathematics instruction. Find out why it's important for schools to focus on teaching critical mathematics skills to better prepare students for entry into algebra. (3:41 min)
National Math Panel: Major Topics of School Algebra
Watch this overview to learn about the major topics of school algebra recommended by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and two identified practices to support authentic algebra instruction for all students. (4:43 min)
Visual Diagram The Major Topics of School AlgebraThis visual diagram illustrates two algebra practices based on the findings and recommendations presented in the National Mathematics Advisory Panel report. Use the diagram as a way to engage school mathematics leaders in discussion about helping students learn school algebra and providing multiple paths to ensure that all students succeed. The diagram can be used to review key findings and algebra topics recommended by the Panel.
Key Messages of the Panel ReportLarry R. Faulkner, Ph.D.
Chair, National Mathematics Advisory Panel and Member, Conceptual Knowledge and Skills Task Group
Dr. Faulkner discusses the Panel's key recommendations, especially focused on important messages for teachers, such as providing a strong foundation for children’s success in algebra and future mathematics achievement, strengthening teachers’ knowledge of mathematics, and ensuring mathematics proficiency for all students. He also addresses the Panel's hopes for how the research findings will be used. (6:03 min)
Understanding the Major Topics of School AlgebraWilfried Schmid, Ph.D.
Member, National Mathematics Advisory Panel and Conceptual Knowledge and Skills and Assessment Task Groups
Listen to Dr. Schmid provide a brief overview of the Panel’s recommended major topics and implications of the Panel’s findings for algebra instruction, including the importance of strengthening teacher knowledge and building student understanding of the topics and the connections among them. (7:11 min)