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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

In 2011, a lower percentage of students from lower-income families (those eligible for the National School Lunch Program) had teachers who put a heavy emphasis on algebra and functions than their peers who were not eligible. Use the tabs below to view the percentages by the student groups shown. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

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