Scope and timing
Was designed with middle school(6-8th) and high school(9 or 10th grade) students in mind, but
it can also be used in
a college algebra refresher course. We also have retired
people using Ms. Lindquist to learn algebra!
It can be used at the beginning, middle or
end of an algebra class since its mastery learning allows Miss
Lindquist to hone in on the student's zone of proximal
Progressive Curriculum Sequence
Mastery Learning keeps students challenged
Ms. Lindquist can track how well a student is doing and push him/her
on to the next section once they have completed a certain number of
problems correctly. This makes sure that students are not wasting their
time on problems that are too easy or too hard.
An expert could complete all five section in
just half an hour (For each section you need to get three correct in
a row, so if you were perfect you would only need to answer 15
But it will take a beginning algebra student somewhere in the range of 1-4 hours to
complete all the 5 sections. I suggest assigning one
section at a time.
It of course depends upon the level of the students but, on
average, Section One and Section Two take about 10-20 minutes each, while Sections 3
takes about 20-30 minute. Section 5 (and to a lesser extent
Section 4) could take less prepared
students much longer due to their complexity. Teachers should keep
this in mind when assigning homework. I suggest that for most
algebra students, it is probably best to assign Section 5 for extra
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Lindquist Algebra Tutoring
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