EDUKATE Academy Reveals the Inside Scoop of “Algebra for the Urban Student”

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"Algebra for the Urban Student" is for the common student!

Canaa Lee, President and Founder of the EDUKATE Academy, wants to give readers a more intimate look at her book, “Algebra for the Urban Student.” It is not like any other algebra book on the market and here is why. was intrigued by “Algebra for the Urban Student” and wanted to write an expose about it. Books and Authors asked Lee who was her earliest influences and why. Lee’s response was her earliest influence was her high school English/World History teacher, Miss Mitchell. Most students avoided her class because of the level of rigor she required. Lee embraced the challenge because she was confident that Miss Mitchell would prepare for college and beyond. Lee thought she was a good writer until Miss Mitchell critiqued her applications. At the time, it seemed harsh, but Miss Mitchell’s criticisms helped Lee to become a more focused writer. Lee learned how to write for all audiences. From that point on, more of Lee’s applications were accepted. Lee’s communication changed forever from that point. asked Lee to discuss her new book “Algebra for the Urban Student”
Canaa Lee’s response was when most people think of algebra, they cringe because they were not very good at it or never understood it. During her teaching experience at Little Rock Central High School, Lee had the opportunity to write algebra curriculum, work as a Freshman Academy teacher, and train with an educational consultant that provided her with the opportunity to discuss methods to incorporate math across the curriculum. asked what makes Algebra for the Urban Student different from other self study books on the subject of Algebra. Lee responded by saying "Algebra for the Urban Student" is the first math book that infuses reading, mathematics and technology all in one. It is also the first algebra book that is reader friendly because it is written in language anyone can understand. For example, when discussing parabolas, "Algebra for the Urban Student" illustrates a valley and a mountain; it has the students describe what they see. She purposefully guide students throughout the activity to make sure they understand and master the concepts. Furthermore, students have an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding. "Algebra for the Urban for the Student" is the most straightforward, easy-to-read and easy-to-understand book a student will ever encounter. asked what are readers saying about Algebra for the Urban Student. Chastity Lewellen says, "This book will make it fun for my 9 year old to learn math. Plus, I am able to help with him with algebra." Alisha Paige says, "Fantastic job! This is a wonderful tool for students!" Dr. Chance Lewis says, "Algebra for the Urban Student: Using Stories to Make Algebra Easy and Fun makes an important and much needed contribution to a highly important educational issue in urban schools and beyond. Canaa Lee has assembled a powerful collection of chapters that make Algebra relevant and achievable for urban students."

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