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What Works Clearinghouse, 2005

Riordan and Noyce (2001) report that schools that used the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) for two to three years had greater gains in math achievement overall than those in the comparison group. Riordan and Noyce do not report whether this difference was statistically significant. However, t tests calculated by the WWC using data provided by…

Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8

What Works Clearinghouse, 2005

Riordan and Noyce (2001) report that schools that used the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) for two to three years had greater gains in math achievement overall than those in the comparison group. Riordan and Noyce do not report whether this difference was statistically significant. However, t tests calculated by the WWC using data provided by…

Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Academic Standards, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

"Cognitive Tutor[R]", a full-year course, covers organizing single variable data, simplifying linear expressions, mathematical modeling, solving systems with linear equations, problem-solving using proportional reasoning, and powers and exponents. Students work at their own pace to develop problem-solving skills. The duration of each lesson can…

Descriptors: Learning Activities, Class Activities, Problem Solving, Algebra

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

Schneider found no statistically significant differences between the intervention and comparison groups on the school-level Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) analyzed in the study. The findings may have been affected by only three schools implementing more than one-third of the total math problems in each year and grade. In addition, the…

Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Student Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

Schneider found no statistically significant differences between the intervention and comparison groups on the school-level Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) analyzed in the study. The findings may have been affected by only three schools implementing more than one-third of the total math problems in each year and grade. In addition, the…

Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Stakes Tests, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

In this study, Ridgway et al. found mixed results, depending on the assessment test used. With the Balanced Assessment (BA) test, positive significant differences were found between the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) students and non-CMP students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The results for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) were less favorable…

Descriptors: Grade 6, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Program Effectiveness

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

In this study, Ridgway et al. found mixed results, depending on the assessment test used. With the Balanced Assessment (BA) test, positive significant differences were found between the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) students and non-CMP students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The results for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) were less favorable…

Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Basic Skills

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

The "Connected Mathematics Project" is a problem-centered mathematics curriculum designed to help students in grades 6 to 8 develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skills. It contains eight student units for each grade level and covers five content strands: number and operations, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability, and…

Descriptors: Grade 6, Middle School Students, Probability, Data Analysis

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

I Can Learn Algebra (ICL) is a standards-based math curriculum for use in grades 7 through 10 that was developed by New Orleans-based JRL Enterprises. ICL provides self-paced, interactive, computerized lessons and frequent assessments to track student progress. This Brief WWC Study Report reviews a study of the effects of ICL students' achievement…

Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 7, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Education

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

The central question of this study was whether there was a difference in mathematics achievement between students taught in an ICL classroom and those taught in a traditional classroom. The author was also interested in the experience students had while using the software. Thus, students in the ICL curriculum were surveyed about their attitudes…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Control Groups, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

Brooks (1999) compared algebra achievement of students enrolled in the intervention group (I CAN Learn[R] classes) to that of students enrolled in the comparison group (traditional classes) at pretest, midyear, and posttest. Brooks found that students in the I CAN Learn[R] classes achieved higher scores in algebra than students in traditional…

Descriptors: Algebra, Intervention, Middle School Students, Mathematics Curriculum

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

Brooks (1999) compared algebra achievement of students enrolled in the intervention group (I CAN Learn[R] classes) to that of students enrolled in the comparison group (traditional classes) at pretest, midyear, and posttest. Brooks found that students in the I CAN Learn[R] classes achieved higher scores in algebra than students in traditional…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

The "I CAN Learn[R] Mathematics Curriculum" is designed to help ethnically diverse, inner-city students in grades 7 through 10 achieve parity in mathematics and problem-solving skills. It uses an interactive software program to teach pre-algebra and algebra. The "I CAN Learn[R] Algebra 1" course, which was used in all of the studies included in…

Descriptors: Urban Youth, Mathematics Curriculum, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

"The Expert Mathematician" is a three-year program of software instruction with 196 lessons, each ranging from one to three class periods. It covers general mathematics, pre-algebra, and algebra I. It uses the "Logo" computer language to focus on writing, operating, and applying mathematical procedures to study concepts, investigate logical…

Descriptors: Computer Software, Middle Schools, Mathematics Curriculum, Middle School Students

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

Saxon Algebra is a full-year mathematics curriculum designed for 8th- and 9th-grade students. This WWC Study Report reviews a study of the effects of the Saxon Algebra curriculum on 8th-grade student achievements. Students using this curriculum were compared with students using a curriculum from the University of Chicago Mathematics Project…

Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 8, Grade 9