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Transition to Advanced Mathematics

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units-array1221-01Transition to Advanced Mathematics (TAM) was the first course designed by the TD Mathematics Initiative team. In conjunction with Algebra I, TAM offers students a year-long “double-dose” of mathematics instruction. Research has shown that TAM prepares students for the rigorous sequence of standards-based high school mathematics courses.

TAM encourages students’ conceptual understanding of key ideas that underlie all high school mathematics and sharpens their overall basic mathematical skills. TAM challenges students to think through and understand what they are doing, learn from one another, communicate and respect ideas, and make connections between mathematics and the world.

Introduction to Transition to Advanced Mathematics
with Dr. Robert Balfanz

An eight minute video detailing TAM’s history and relevance

Course Information


Sample Lessons


Teaching Information


Assessment Tools

Portfolio Checklist (.doc)


TAM Instructional Videos

Using Algebra Squares