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Classroom Context: Emphasis on Algebra


As part of the 2011 mathematics assessment, teachers of fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the emphasis they placed on algebra and functions. Teachers could select that they placed little or no, moderate, or heavy emphasis on this topic.

Grade 4
Grade 8

Approximately 86 percent of eighth-graders in the nation had teachers who reported putting a heavy emphasis on algebra and functions in 2011, which is higher than the percentage in 2009. Use the drop down menu to view the percentages in your state. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

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