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ERIC Number: ED499294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-30
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 67
Everyday Mathematics. Revised. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Everyday Mathematics," published by Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, is a core curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 6 covering numeration and order, operations, functions and sequences, data and chance, algebra, geometry and spatial sense, measures and measurement, reference frames, and patterns. At each grade level, the "Everyday Mathematics" curriculum provides students with multiple opportunities to learn concepts and practice skills. Across grade levels, concepts are reviewed and extended in varying instructional contexts. The distinguishing features of "Everyday Mathematics" are its focus on real-life problem solving, student communication of mathematical thinking, and appropriate use of technology. This curriculum also emphasizes balancing different types of instruction, using various methods for skills practice, and fostering parent involvement in student learning. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed 61 studies on "Everyday Mathematics." Of these, four studies met the WWC evidence standards with reservations. These studies included a total of approximately 12,600 students in grades 3-5 from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds and attending schools in urban, suburban, and rural communities in multiple states. These four studies found potentially positive effects on math achievement. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [This publication was produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The following studies are reviewed in this intervention report: (1) Carroll, W. M. (1998). Geometric knowledge of middle school students in a reform-based mathematics curriculum. "School Science and Mathematics," 98(4), 188-197; (2) Riordan, J. E., & Noyce, P. E. (2001). The impact of two standards-based mathematics curricula on student achievement in Massachusetts. "Journal for Research in Mathematics Education," 32(4), 368-398; (3) Waite, R. D. (2000). A study of the effects of Everyday Mathematics on student achievement of third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students in alarge north Texas urban school district. "Dissertation Abstracts International," 61(10), 3933A. (UMI No. 9992659); and (4) Woodward, J., & Baxter, J. (1997). The effects of an innovative approach to mathematics on academically low-achieving students in inclusive settings. "Exceptional Children," 63(3), 373-388.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas