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Curriki launches free, project-based algebra course online

Curriki, a global K-12 community for creating, sharing, and finding open learning resources, has launched a free Algebra 1 course aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Available online, this project-based modular course engages students through real-world examples, projects, interactive web 2.0 tools, videos, and targeted feedback, Curriki says.

Developed with funding from AT&T, Curriki Algebra 1 is modular so it can be used as a supplement, as the foundation for students’ Algebra 1 curriculum, in an after-school program, or in a home-school environment.

Project-based learning gives students real-world opportunities to think analytically, formulate ideas, and solve increasingly complex problems using algebraic expressions. The Curriki Algebra course incorporates relatable themes and concepts, such as sports statistics, video games, business finance, and the Olympics, while weaving assessments throughout.

“To help every student succeed in algebra—and reach graduation—Curriki Algebra 1 combines all the elements needed for successful algebra instruction, including assessment, collaborative activities, practice, and engaging projects,” said Kim Jones, Curriki’s CEO. “With the right access to different kinds of educational resources that fit different learning styles—such as video games or other visual media—we can allow children to learn at their own pace using various learning methods that meet their individual needs.”

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