Exemplary and promising mathematics programs 1999: U.S. Department of Education's mathematics and science expert panel
Grades: K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
ENC#: ENC015664
Publisher: US Department of Education (DED)
Date: 1999
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Subjects:
 Mathematics Curriculum. Curriculum evaluation. Educational research. Evaluation. Instructional issues. Instructional materials. 
Resource Type: Professional development; Resource materials for math or science.
Supporting Materials: ENC016493 Exemplary and promising mathematics programs
Abstract: This booklet describes eight mathematics programs designated as exemplary or promising by United States Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Expert Panel. The purpose of the Expert Panel review system is to help schools make better informed decisions in selecting programs and materials. This color booklet presents the Expert Panel's judgment of programs that exemplify the high level and challenging mathematics called for in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) benchmarks. Included is a detailed explanation of the submission and selection process along with an explanation of how the programs were separated into exemplary and promising categories. The four characteristics used for selection are quality of program, usefulness to others, educational significance, and evidence of effectiveness and success. Each characteristic has multiple criteria with specific indicators of achievement. For example, a quality of program criterion states that the program's instructional design be appropriate, engaging, and motivating for the intended student population. The seven possible indicators for this criterion focus on instructional design issues and include attending to students' prior knowledge; fostering the use and application of skills, knowledge and understanding; and providing for diverse interests. Each program is described in terms of the four selection characteristics and includes margin notes with professional development resources and program costs along with the table of contents for each book in the program. EXEMPLARY AND PROMISING MATHEMATICS is colorcoded by chapter and illustrated with photographs of students from diverse ethnic backgrounds engaged in doing mathematics. (Author/JRS)
Table of Contents: [Text:] Introduction The Expert Panel System Evaluation criteria Exemplary programs Cognitive Tutor Algebra College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) Connected Mathematics CorePlus Mathematics Project Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) Promising programs Everyday Mathematics MathLand Middleschool Mathematics through Applications Project (MMAP) Number Power The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP)
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 Description: 1 text (paperback)  Cost: Free  
Publisher: US Department of Education (DED) Contributor(s):
 Authors: Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC); US Department of Education (DED). 
Funding Agency: US Department of Education (DED). Specifications: 1 text (68 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.)
Record Created: 10/15/1999 Last Modified: 04/14/2005
