Then: The Timing of Algebra 1

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This article briefly describes the timing of the first concentrated study of algebra over the 100 years of NCTM, from a 9th-grade course taken by only about 1/5 of students to a course taken by virtually all students, with almost half taking it in 8th grade.

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Each month, two invited authors reflect on an important mathematics education topic from perspectives of either “Then” (the past) or “Now” (the present with an eye toward the future).

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