# Standards-based School Mathematics Curricula

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Standards-based School Mathematics Curricula book

# Standards-based School Mathematics Curricula

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Standards-based School Mathematics Curricula book

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The *Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics* published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in 1989 set forth a broad vision of mathematical content and pedagogy for grades K-12 in the United States. These *Standards* prompted the development of *Standards*-based mathematics curricula. What features characterize *Standards*-based curricula? How well do such curricula work?

To answer these questions, the editors invited researchers who had investigated the implementation of 12 different *Standards*-based mathematics curricula to describe the effects of these curricula on students' learning and achievement, and to provide evidence for any claims they made. In particular, authors were asked to identify content on which performance of students using *Standards*-based materials differed from that of students using more traditional materials, and content on which performance of these two groups of students was virtually identical. Additionally, four scholars not involved with the development of any of the materials were invited to write critical commentaries on the work reported in the other chapters.

Section I of *Standards-Based School Mathematics Curricula* provides a historical background to place the current curriculum reform efforts in perspective, a summary of recent recommendations to reform school mathematics, and a discussion of issues that arise when conducting research on student outcomes. Sections II, III, and IV are devoted to research on mathematics curriculum projects for elementary, middle, and high schools, respectively. The final section is a commentary by Jeremy Kilpatrick, Regents Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Georgia, on the research reported in this book. It provides a historical perspective on the use of research to guide mathematics curriculum reform in schools, and makes additional recommendations for further research. In addition to the references provided at the end of each chapter, other references about the *Standards*-based curriculum projects are provided at the end of the book.

This volume is a valuable resource for all participants in discussions about school mathematics curricula--including professors and graduate students interested in mathematics education, curriculum development, program evaluation, or the history of education; educational policy makers; teachers; parents; principals and other school administrators. The editors hope that the large body of empirical evidence and the thoughtful discussion of educational values found in this book will enable readers to engage in *informed civil discourse* about the goals and methods of school mathematics curricula and related research.

## TABLE OF CONTENTS

part Part I|28 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|26 pages

#### School Mathematics Curricula

part Part II|150 pages

Elementary Grades Curriculum Projects

chapter 2|14 pages

#### Elementary School Mathematics Curriculum Reform

chapter 3|34 pages

#### Student Learning and Achievement with Math Trailblazers

chapter 4|30 pages

#### Achievement of Students Using the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project’s Everyday Mathematics

chapter 6|28 pages

#### Number Power

part Part III|118 pages

Middle Grades Curriculum Projects

chapter 8|12 pages

#### Middle School Mathematics Curriculum Reform

chapter 9|32 pages

#### Student Attainment in the Connected Mathematics Curriculum

chapter 10|26 pages

#### Mathematics in Context (MiC)—Preliminary Evidence About Student Outcomes

chapter 12|12 pages

#### Keeping Mathematics Front and Center

part IV|172 pages

High School Curriculum Projects

chapter 13|12 pages

#### High School Mathematics Curriculum Reform

chapter 14|34 pages

#### The Core-Plus Mathematics Project

chapter 15|30 pages

#### The Effects of MATH Connections on Student Achievement, Confidence, and Perception

chapter 16|24 pages

#### The Impact of the Interactive Mathematics Program on Student Learning

chapter 17|26 pages

#### Curriculum and Assessment in SIMMS Integrated Mathematics

chapter 18|32 pages

#### Effects of the UCSMP Secondary School Curriculum on Students’ Achievement

part Part V|20 pages

Final Commentary