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ERIC Number: ED521929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
University of Chicago School Mathematics Project 6-12 Curriculum. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
The "University of Chicago School Mathematics Project ("UCSMP") 6-12 Curriculum" is a series of yearlong courses--(1) Transition Mathematics; (2) Algebra; (3) Geometry; (4) Advanced Algebra; (5) Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry; and (6) Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics--emphasizing problem solving, real-world applications, and the use of technology. The program is designed to allow schools to offer the appropriate math to students regardless of grade level. Beginning with the Algebra course, technology is used in the classroom to aid in the development of properties and skills, and graphing calculators are used to complete assignments at all levels. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) High School Math topic area reviewed 20 studies on the "UCSMP". Two of these studies meet WWC evidence standards with reservations; the remaining 18 studies do not meet either WWC evidence standards or eligibility screens. Based on the two studies, the WWC found potentially positive effects in math achievement for high school students. The conclusions presented in this report may change as new research emerges. Appended are: (1) Study characteristics; (2) Outcome measures for the math achievement domain; (3) Summary of study findings included in the rating for the math achievement domain; (4) "UCSMP" rating for the math achievement domain; and (5) Extent of evidence by domain. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)