I’ve spent all day creating the following concept map. It depicts many of the arithmetic properties, operations, rules, and structures students must master to succeed in algebra; in other words, the foundations for algebra. It is extremely busy, and too much information for one handout. However, it helps me relate various concepts together as I plan out detailed lessons for the first unit of a Common Core State Standards (CCSS)-based curriculum. Plus, I enjoyed the challenge of showing most of the foundational concepts used in algebra on one page. You will need to click on the following figure to have any hope of reading the details.
Any comments related to concepts to add, delete, or modify? Or on anything else?
I expect to revise this single map view several times then extract it into multiple maps with one overview map tying the lower level ones together. I might even try…
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