Mrs. Shannon Strayer
    Math Department
    412-833-1600 ext. 2630

    Courses I teach:
    Conceptual Algebra 1 Part A
    Conceptual Algebra 1 Part B
    Algebra Keystone Remediation
    Course Descriptions:
    Conceptual Algebra 1 Part A - Using the Carnegie Learning curriculum, which includes an instructional computer program called the Cognitive Tutor, students develop an understanding of Algebra 1 concepts. Through a variety of methods, students are required to be active participants in the learning process by solving real-life problems. Students progress at their own individual paces through the Cognitive Tutor lab work, where they solve real world problems using multiple representations. In addition, students will participate in classroom activities, both individually and in groups, to further develop comprehension of mathematical concepts and their applications. This innovative approach to Algebra integrates technology, applied mathematics, and cognitive science and is based on 18 years of rigorous research. This course provides the opportunity for students to be flexibly grouped and paced based on need. A more traditional review of materials is offered as needed. This is the first year of a two-year course. Students who took this course in eighth grade should enroll in course 301 Conceptual Algebra 1, Part B.
    Conceptual Algebra 1 Part B - This is the second year of the two-year Algebra course. Students will continue to progress through the Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor curriculum and complete their understanding of Algebra I concepts. This course is intended for students who have completed Algebra 1, Part 1 in the previous school year. At the end of this course, students will take the Keystone Algebra 1 Exam.
    Algebra Keystone Remediation