Category Archives: Curriculum & Reviews

Afraid of Your Child’s Math Textbook? You Should Be.

Afraid of Your Child’s Math Textbook? You Should Be. Annie Keeghan   FEBRUARY 17, 2012   Chronic Sense Share this:

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Direct Instruction Statement

The Education Consumers Foundation believes that the Direct Instruction–long used with special needs students and to great effect–would substantially solve this problem.  As matters stand, however, it is used mostly after children have failed to read, fallen behind in all … Continue reading

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An Interview with Russell Gersten and Rebecca Newman Gonchar- Is RTI Delaying the Inevitable or Inevitably Assisting Students?

An Interview with Russell Gersten and Rebecca Newman Gonchar- Is RTI Delaying the Inevitable or Inevitably Assisting Students? Posted by Michael Shaughnessy EducationViews Senior Columnist on December 8, 2011    Education News Share this:

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THE GOOD AND BAD MATH BOOKS — GREAT EXPLANATION OF MASTERY OF LEARNING

THE GOOD AND BAD MATH BOOKS — GREAT EXPLANATION OF MASTERY OF LEARNING  — ALABAMA Posted by Contributor EducationViews.org on January 12, 2012 in Blogs, Daily I just returned from Montgomery where I spoke before the Alabama State Department of … Continue reading

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How reform curricula in the USA and Korea present multiplication and division of fractions

How reform curricula in the USA and Korea present multiplication and division of fractions Ji-Won Son and Sharon L. Senk Published online: 9 March 2010 # Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 Abstract In order to give insights into cross-national differences … Continue reading

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How Mercer Middle School soared after struggling

How Mercer Middle School soared after struggling Brian M. Rosenthal   December 4, 2011 Share this:

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Seattle’s Math Secret Revealed (Revised)

Seattle’s Math Secret Revealed (Revised) Monday, December 5, 2011  Cliff Mass Weather Blog Share this:

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Whoops! Discovery Math Wasn’t Key to Mercer Middle School’s Success

Whoops! Discovery Math Wasn’t Key to Mercer Middle School’s Success by Michael van Baker on December 6, 2011   The Sun Break Share this:

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PREPARING STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS College and Career Readiness

PREPARING STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS College and Career Readiness WSSDA CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 19, 2011 Dick Padrick Clifford Mass Paul Dunham Linh-Co Nguyen J.R. Wilson Ted Nutting The slides used in the presentation at the WSSDA Conference are available for download. Click … Continue reading

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A National Study of Early Elementary Math Curricula

A National Study of Early Elementary Math Curricula Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education This study takes a look at the achievement effects fo four elementary school math curriculum  The four curriculum are Investigations in Number, Data, and Space: … Continue reading

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Haverford HS Students, Parents Debate Pros and Cons of Math Program

Haverford HS Students, Parents Debate Pros and Cons of Math Program Some want to see the College Preparatory Math program replaced, others do not. By Alicia Guide     November 4, 2011  Haverford-HavertownPatch Share this:

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Integrated math could be out in high schools

Integrated math could be out in high schools By Nancy Badertscher October 27, 2011  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Share this:

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Everyday Mathematics

Everyday Mathematics Discussion on Zetaboards from 2007-09. Scroll down and read the entry called Dueling Brochures: Everyday Math vs. Saxon Math. Share this:

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Statway: The New Math Program For People Who Don’t Need Math

Statway: The New Math Program For People Who Don’t Need Math CAMPUS NEWS, INFORMATION, NEWS October 2, 2011 – by Ian Finkenbinder Share this:

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Phoenix Rising Bringing the Common Core State Mathematics Standards to Life

Phoenix Rising   Bringing the Common Core State Mathematics Standards to Life Hung-Hsi Wu   Fall 2011   American Educator Share this:

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School officials call for review of controversial math program

School officials call for review of controversial math program ROSEMARY SHINOHARA  September 30th, 2011  Anchorage Daily News Anchorage school administrators are recommending a months-long, in-depth review of the district’s kindergarten-through-eighth-grade math curriculum amid continuing agitation over the Everyday Mathematics program. … Continue reading

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New math equals trouble, education expert says

New math equals trouble, education expert says Sep 21, 2011 CBC News The answer is simple: old math is greater than new math, according to the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. The study, titled Math Instruction that Makes Sense, “demonstrates … Continue reading

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District Math Changes This Year and Next

District Math Changes This Year and Next Marcia Worth  Sept. 20, 2011    SouthOrangePatch Changes are ahead for math curriculum and instruction. Students in grades K-5 will have more time devoted to math this year, and the district will replace “Everyday … Continue reading

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A Plea in Defense of Euclidean Geometry

A Plea in Defense of Euclidean Geometry This article by Barry Simon of CalTech appeared in the Friday, February 6, 1998 issue of the Los Angeles Times. Share this:

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Schools take stock of new math program

Schools take stock of new math program Dan Aceto   9/1/2011  Scarboroughleader.com The Scarborough School Department now uses Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach. The new curriculum provides students with a balanced, research-based curriculum that emphasizes mastery and understanding of mathematical … Continue reading

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Key Curriculum Press to Focus and Build Upon its Technology Assets

Key Curriculum Press to Focus and Build Upon its Technology Assets Sells its high school mathematics textbook programs to Kendall Hunt Publishing August 3, 2011   Press Release from Key Curriculum Press Share this:

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New math classes coming to ninth grade

New math classes coming to ninth grade Staff Reporter EducationViews on August 22, 2011   Education News Share this:

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FIX YOUR MATH PROBLEM, SEATTLE!

FIX YOUR MATH PROBLEM, SEATTLE! By Ted Nutting, Ballard High School AP Calculus AB teacher For years, Seattle schools have been failing our students in math.  Their scores on the state test are terrible; many of our high school graduates … Continue reading

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Is Grade 8 too early for algebra?

Is Grade 8 too early for algebra? By Rob Kuznia Staff Writer  07/09/2011  daileybreeze.com Share this:

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The State of High School Textbooks

The State of High School Textbooks Guershon Harel and W. Stephen Wilson   Notices of the AMS June/July 2011 Share this:

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News Articles & Misc. Related to Math Textbooks/Programs

Have you researched your child’s math text lately? Beth Schultz September 11, 2009 The Times Record Which math book to use? A passionate debate rages A wave of change in math teaching is about to hit Washington. It’s bringing furious … Continue reading

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