CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2012 — Curriki, the leading K-12 global community for creating, sharing, and finding open learning resources, today launched its free Algebra 1 course, which addresses each of the Algebra 1 Common Core State Standards. Available online, the project-based modular course engages students through real-world examples, engaging projects, interactive web 2.0 tools, videos and targeted feedback. 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 (PBL) is a proven motivator and gives students a deeper understanding of the concepts and standards at the heart of a project. It 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.”
“Success in Algebra 1 opens opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, and will be increasingly important in nearly every job in the future,” said John Irwin, AT&T Senior Vice President, Public Sector and Healthcare. “STEM disciplines are at the heart of AT&T’s business, and we are proud to support Curriki in maximizing online resources to engage and prepare this new generation of tech-savvy students.”
A non-profit organization, Curriki is the leading K-12 global community for teachers, students and parents to create, share, and find open learning resources that improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes. A Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2012, Curriki was selected as the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for Digital Access. With more than 295,000 members and 44,000+ learning assets, Curriki reaches more than 7+ million users worldwide. Join today library.curriki.org.