Intensified Algebra Program
Program Type:Grant-funded Project
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With their partners at the Dana Center, out of the University of Texas at Austin, and publishing/technology company Agile Mind, Inc., the LSRI team developed and studied a comprehensive program for underprepared ninth-graders. The IA approach involves surrounding a rich algebra core with supports to help students be successful. These supports include incorporating into the curriculum ideas from social psychology, such as the theory of malleable intelligence—the idea that a person can grow his or her intelligence with effective effort.