The Comprehensive Course Overview is designed to give teachers an understanding of the development and structure of Foundations of Algebra as well as give guidance in instructional practices. According to one of the module writers for the course, “Foundations of Algebra teachers have the unique opportunity to set a strong and well-appointed stage for future success in mathematics. You have the chance to tune into students’ math misunderstandings and begin to build a stronger foundation for future high school courses. Students must feel safe to ask questions….safe to make mistakes….safe to learn from each other...safe to question their own thinking….safe to question your thinking and explanations.” Foundations of Algebra will provide many opportunities to revisit and expand the understanding of foundational algebra concepts, will employ diagnostic means to offer focused interventions, and will incorporate varied instructional strategies to prepare students for required high school courses. The course will emphasize both algebra and numeracy in a variety of contexts including number sense, proportional reasoning, quantitative reasoning with functions, and solving equations and inequalities.