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What’s the Difference between Algebra 1: Principles of Secondary Mathematics and Algebra 1: Legacy Edition?
We’ve put together this chart highlighting the key features of both Algebra 1 courses for a clear sidebyside comparison.
Legacy Edition  Principles of Secondary Mathematics 
LESSON STRUCTURE  
35 lessons and videos with a recognizable, familiar structure from lower level math.
 30 lessons, each with Part A and Part B.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO  


NOTE TAKING  


PRACTICE  
Practice philosophy:

Practice philosophy:

TESTS  


SCOPE AND SEQUENCE  


INSTRUCTOR HANDBOOK  


RESOURCES  


Things to keep in mind as you decide which Algebra 1 would work best for you:
 Math is best learned sequentially. Therefore, there are some concepts that your student should master prior to entering into any algebra course.
 Algebra is often the level that exposes gaps in mastery. These should be addressed to avoid frustration for both students and instructors.
 Students have had success with Algebra 1: Legacy Edition for many years, and students that have participated in our pilot program have had success with Algebra 1: Principles of Secondary Mathematics.
 Both algebra options incorporate the principles of MathUSee that instructors and students have appreciated for years.
We assure you that you do not need to be an algebra expert in order for you and your student to find success.
How to Choose the Best Fit
To help guide you in your decision, here are some suggested actions:
 Look at the key differences comparison chart above.
 Review the sample materials on each product page linked below.
 Review the scope and sequence on each product page linked below.
Check out the product pages for Algebra 1: Principles of Secondary Mathematics and Algebra 1: Legacy Edition.
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