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ERIC Number: ED502411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
Mathematics in Context (MiC). What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Mathematics in Context" is a middle school mathematics curriculum for grades 5 through 8. It was developed to align with the 1989 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum and Evaluation Standards. It is also based on the Dutch Realistic Mathematics Education approach of engaging students in understanding real-life problems and gradually moving to abstract concepts. Rather than focusing on one mathematical domain at a time, "Mathematics in Context" teaches students to explore the relationships among different domains of mathematics and to develop strategies for reasoning through problems mathematically. "Mathematics in Context" also encourages students to collaborate on problem solving. No studies of "Mathematics in Context" that fell within the scope of the Middle School Math review met What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of "Mathematics in Context." (Contains 1 footnote.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes