Welcome to a2i

Accessing Algebra through Inquiry (a2i) aims to maximize students’ mathematics achievement by building schools’ capacity to implement three essential elements for improvement: a student-centered learning climate, an instructional guidance system and a professional capacity program.   Through a2i, teacher inquiry teams, supported with in-school assistance and ongoing professional development, use curriculum units developed by the a2i staff, research-based assessments and carefully designed and learner-responsive formative assessment lessons (FALs) in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses in order to improve student achievement on the Mathematics Regents Exams and to prepare them for success in postsecondary study. 

These two videos from the Teaching Channel help to explain what teacher inquiry teams look like.