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Algebra 1 | Developmental Math

Algebra 1

Overview

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For installation in a Learning Management System (LMS), this two-semester course was developed for first-time algebra students of all ability levels. The program introduces learners to mathematics concepts, procedures, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking.

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The two-semester, adaptable, NROC Algebra 1 course may be used as either a stand-alone curriculum, a supplemental resource, or even for online homework. The course is designed to allow customization by the instructor and offers video, audio, interactive simulations, puzzles, direct links to supporting text (in English and Spanish) as well as other instructional approaches that engage a variety of learning styles and attitudes.

This course is designed to be used with first-time algebra students at a broad range of ability levels, from remedial to advanced. The content is correlated to all US state algebra frameworks and The Common Core.

Course Features

This two-semester course is comprised of 12 units, 25 lessons, and 68 modular topics.

Algebra 1—An Open Course (Semester 1)

Unit 1: The Language of Algebra
Unit 2: Solve Linear Equations
Unit 3: Functions and Patterns
Unit 4: Analyze and Graph Linear Equations, Functions, and Relations
Unit 5: Analyze, Solve, and Graph Linear Inequalities
Unit 6: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

Algebra 1—An Open Course (Semester 2)

Unit 7: Radical Expressions
Unit 8: Polynomials
Unit 9: Factoring
Unit 10: Quadratic Functions
Unit 11: Rational Expressions and Equations
Unit 12: Extensions and Applications


Design and Pedagogy

Designed to be a flexible, learner-centered experience, this two-semester course integrates a broad range of pedagogical approaches designed to open the door to mathematics concepts and procedures, mathematical reasoning, and critical thinking. Students work through activities in the sequence that leverages their own successful learning strategies while building 21st century skills. The learning object architecture allows institutions and instructors to adapt the content to meet the needs of different programs and learners.


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General Information

Contributors

Special thanks to the students, instructors, and administrators from the institutions who  participated in focus groups and early pilots, or who contributed subject matter expertise in the development of this project.

Getting Started: Algebra


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Options

Members may access NROC Algebra content in two ways:

  • NROC Algebra may be installed in a member’s LMS.
  • NROC Algebra content is available through your institution’s customized HippoCampus.org website.

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Instructors


If you are interested in using NROC Algebra in your LMS, you must contact the NROC Project Manager at your institution to arrange for LMS installation (per instructions below).

To link to content through your Institution’s HippoCampus website, ask your NROC Project Manager for the custom URL. If you are not sure who your NROC Project Manager is, you may :contact us:.

Visit the Instructor Resources Tab for more information on resources to support this content.

The NROC Algebra course must be installed in your LMS by an LMS Administrator with sufficient privileges to set up the course. If you are the LMS Administrator, you will need to have a login to this website to gain access to the installation files. Check with your NROC Project Manager if you need access to the NROC Network. If you do not know who your NROC Project Manager is, :contact us:.

Please Note: NO FILES WILL BE SENT TO YOU. You must download and install the course.

Please go to the Installation Tab to access the installation file for your LMS and follow the detailed directions provided.

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Contributors


Special thanks to the students, instructors, and administrators from the institutions who  participated in focus groups and early pilots, or who contributed subject matter expertise in the development of this project.

Installation

Installation Overview

NROC Algebra 1 is available for installation in your LMS as an IMS Common Cartridge v1.1 compliant package (v1.0 also available). A list of Learning Management System (LMS) vendors that support IMS Common Cartridge format can be found at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/statuschart.cfm.

The IMSCC course files include unit, midterm, and final assessments, and select course-level content – large media objects are not contained in these course files.

The media files are referenced via URL, and displayed within your LMS environment from a remote (NROC) host location.

Course Installation Files

LMS Administrators and Technical Staff with appropriate access are able to access the required installation resources on this page. If you already have an Administrative/Technical account, please log in and then return to this page.

If you need an access code, please contact the NROC Project Manager on your campus. If you do not know who your Project Manager is, contact us.

NOTE: You are not logged in. After logging in, you will be able to access the installation files on this page if you have sufficient permissions.

Supplemental Installation Resources

The following resources may be helpful to LMS Administrators installing NROC Algebra 1, or to instructors who want to use stand-alone media objects to enhance existing courses rather than installing the complete course.

Instructional Resources

Essential Instructor Resources

A variety of resources are available for instructors to support their use of Algebra 1. These include instructor guides, a student guide, and correlations to the Common Core. Be sure to view the course tutorials for instructor overview videos by unit.

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Supplemental Instructor Resources

While not necessary to use the course, these additional materials are available to supplement the course or provide more context.

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Student Resources

Developmental Math

Overview

For installation in a Learning Management System (LMS), this course was developed for students striving to meet basic college entrance requirements. An adaptive pre-assessment personalizes a learner’s path through Arithmetic, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, and Statistics, Geometry, and Trigonometry topics.

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NROC Developmental Math is designed to be used with students striving to meet college entrance requirements. Available in both “standard” and “pre-assessment” versions, the program is designed to direct students to the study needed to close their proficiency gaps. Video, audio, adaptive practice sets, interactive simulations, an integrated textbook, and other instructional approaches engage a variety of learning styles and attitudes.

Topically organized, this program offers flexible modules that address concepts and skills taught in the traditional developmental math sequence of Arithmetic, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra. In keeping with AMATYC’s proposal for a new developmental mathematics, this program includes topics that provide a high-level, basic introduction to Statistics, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

Course Features

This program includes nineteen units comprised of 59 lessons and 130 topics. Flexible modules address concepts and skills for Arithmetic, Beginning Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra, including basic Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry topics.

AVAILABLE MODULES:

  • Arithmetic with Geometry and Statistics Topics
  • Beginning Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry Topics

I.      Whole Numbers
II.     Fractions and Mixed Numbers
III.    Decimals
IV.    Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
V.     Percents
VI.    Measurement
VII.   Geometry
VIII.  Statistics
IX.    Real Numbers
X.     Solving Equations and Inequalities
XI.    Exponents and Polynomials
XII.   Factoring
XIII.  Graphing
XIV.  Systems of Equations and Inequalities
XV.   Rational Expressions
XVI.  Radical Expressions and Quadratic Equations
XVII.  Functions
XVIII. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
XIX.  Trigonometry

Design and Pedagogy

Media-rich and diverse components help students gain mastery.

  • Warm-up: a series of problems to assess prior knowledge, resulting in customized recommendations for review.
  • Presentation: a rich media presentation introducing the topic concept with illustrated examples and optional closed caption [CC] script.
  • Worked Examples: narrated, step-by-step presentation of problems being solved.
  • Practice Problems: symbolic and word problems designed in adaptive sets, offering students practice and feedback.
  • Topic Text: integrated textbook provides comprehensive coverage of topics with additional explanations and examples.
  • Review: self-test understanding prior to moving to the next topic.
  • Project: collaborative assignments in the project-based learning tradition based on real-world problems.
  • Tutor Simulation: provides students directed guidance in solving a multifaceted problem.
  • Puzzles: simple activities offer learners an opportunity to practice what they have learned in a fun, no-fault environment.
  • Topic/Unit Assessments: formative and summative assessments are designed to guide a learner’s progress.
  • Case Studies

Accessibility Resources

General Information

Contributors

We extend our thanks to the students, instructors, and administrators from the institutions who have participated in focus groups and early pilots, or who contributed subject matter expertise in the development of this project.

Getting Started: Dev Math

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Options

Members may access NROC Developmental Math – Pre-Assessment content in two ways:

  • The complete course may be installed in a member’s LMS.
  • NROC Developmental Math content is available through your institution’s customized EdReady website.

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Instructors


If you are interested in using NROC Developmental Math in your LMS, you must contact the NROC Project Manager at your institution to arrange for LMS installation (per instructions below).

To link to content through your Institution’s HippoCampus website, ask your NROC Project Manager for the custom URL.

To utilize EdReady to access the NROC Developmental Math material, contact your NROC EdReady Administrator for the URL.

If you are not sure who your NROC Project Manager or EdReady Administrator is, you may email memberservices@nullthenrocproject.org.

Visit the Instructor Resources Tab for more information on resources to support this content.

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LMS Administrators


The NROC Developmental Math – Pre-Assessment course must be installed in your LMS by an LMS Administrator with sufficient privileges to set up the course. If you are the LMS Administrator, you will need to have a login to this website to gain access to the installation files. Check with your NROC Project Manager if you need secure access to the NROC Network.

Please go to the Installation Tab to access the installation file for your LMS and follow the detailed directions provided.

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Webinars


Check out our webinars.

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Publicity


See our publicity resources to get the word out at your institution.

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General Information

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Contributors

We extend our thanks to the students, instructors, and administrators from the institutions who have participated in focus groups or early pilots, or who contributed subject matter expertise in the development of this project.

Installation

Installation Overview

Common Cartridge

NROC Developmental Math – Pre-Assessment is available for installation in your LMS as an IMS Common Cartridge v1.1 compliant package. A list of Learning Management System (LMS) vendors that support IMS Common Cartridge format can be found at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/statuschart.cfm.

The IMSCC course files include unit, midterm and final assessments, and select course-level content – large media objects are not contained in these course files.

The media files are referenced via URL, and displayed within your LMS environment from a remote (NROC) host location.

Once you have downloaded the file, log in to your LMS environment and follow the LMS’ standard steps to install an IMSCC course. If you need assistance with this process, please consult your LMS system administrator or LMS support site.

If you have any difficulty or need additional assistance, please visit the Help Center from the top menu and login with your NROCnetwork.org credentials.

Course Installation Files


LMS Administrators and Technical Staff with appropriate access are able to access the required installation resources on this page. If you already have an Administrative/Technical account, please log in and then return to this page.

If you need an access code, please contact the NROC Project Manager on your campus. If you do not know who your Project Manager is, contact us.

NOTE: You are not logged in. After logging in, you will be able to access the installation files on this page if you have sufficient permissions.




Supplemental Installation Resources

Instructional Resources

Essential Instructor Resources

A variety of resources are available for instructors to support their use of Developmental Math. These include instructor guides, a student video, and correlations to the Common Core.


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Supplemental Instructor Resources

While not necessary to use the course, these additional materials are available to supplement the course or provide more context.


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Student Resources

Case Studies

Case Studies

Find out how NROC members are using NROC Developmental Math in their programs.

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Supporting College Students Through a Co-Requisite Model

Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina
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Math in a Self-Paced, Emporium-Style College Lab

Renton Technical College, Washington
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Increasing Success Rates for Developmental Math Students

Jacksonville State University, Alabama
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Supporting Students Preparing for the COMPASS Exam

Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Tennessee
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In-Class and Lab Support for College Developmental Math Students

Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina