ERIC Number: ED421351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-15
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An Emerging Profile of the Mathematical Achievement of Students in the Core-Plus Mathematics Project.
Schoen, Harold L.; Hirsch, Christian R.; Ziebarth, Steven W.
The Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) has completed development and evaluation of student and teacher materials for an integrated 3-year high school mathematical sciences curriculum for all students. This paper provides a brief overview of the CPMP curriculum in terms of its design and theoretical framework as well as a profile of the mathematical achievement outcomes of students who participated in the national field test of the curriculum. Each CPMP course was field tested in 36 high schools. Students in CPMP courses after 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years illustrated better understanding of and ability to reason in quantitative situations than did students in more traditional mathematics courses and in the nationally representative norm group. The findings reported in this study are likely to be the result of CPMP students engaging frequently in class, homework, and assessment activities that provide them ample opportunity to cogitate on problems presented in realistic contexts about mathematical models for those problems, and seeing the connections among and patterns in various representations of those models. Contains 41 references. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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