Initiatives

Our research in mathematics education is at the heart of all we do. We focus on the usable and transformative—new understandings that can have a lasting impact on practice—informing not only the field, but guiding our design of instructional resources and professional development. Interested? Contact Jessica Young.

EDC's customized, effective professional development and consultation enables schools, districts, and states to implement the Common Core State Standards in ways that improve mathematics learning and outcomes for all students. Our services have a special focus on promoting understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practices—essential ways of thinking and acting mathematically—and on supporting educators in providing access to challenging mathematics for a wide range of learners, including struggling students and English learners. Interested? Contact Eden Badertscher

Interactive media has the potential to help us meet learners “where they are” and move them to a deeper understanding of mathematics. Our learning environments and tools offer new ways to improve teaching and learning, while our evaluation support helps clients determine the effectiveness of products and programs that feature interactive media. Interested? Contact Pam Buffington or Ashley Lewis-Presser.

Our commitment to equity in education is realized in our efforts to make mathematics accessible to all students. Through this work, we gain and share insights into how to engage and encourage students who struggle, including English language learners, students with disabilities, and children of poverty. Nationwide, we offer professional development and technical assistance to build capacity to help all students reach their potential in mathematics. Interested? Contact Mark Driscoll or Amy Brodesky.

When the real world throws students a problem, they must think on their feet, confidently analyze challenges, and weigh solutions. Fostering these skills begins in mathematics class, where fearless problem solving helps promote proficiency. Our K–12 curricula, implementation support, and professional development help teachers transform how students approach problem solving and pave the way to successful lifelong problem solving. Interested? Contact: Wayne Harvey.