What works in teaching math

For better outcomes, focus on the classroom, not just the curriculum, writes Robert Slavin

IF STUDENTS are to reach their full potential, they must be able to confidently compute and solve complex math problems. To ensure success in math for all children, educators need to know which programs and practices are effective. Which textbooks, computer programs, and professional development strategies increase math achievement?

What we know
● No evidence that different curricula give different outcomes.
● Limited evidence that ordinary CAI improves learning.
● Strong evidence that using effective teaching strategies can make a difference.

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October 2009