Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Year
Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document...

Publication 2017
Mathematical Structure and Error in Kindergarten

This article, published in NAEYC's Young Children, shows how wrong answers can reveal children's attention to mathematical structure.  It also looks at how young children use patterns in language to make mathematical meaning.

Publication 2017
Early STEM Learning at EDC

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early STEM...

Publication 2017
5 Ways That Playing Games Helps Children Learn Math

Designed for early childhood teachers and families, this 1-pager describes five ways that playing games supports children in learning important mathematics ideas in fun ways, as well as promoting children's school readiness and success. The...

Publication 2017
Review of the Books Some Applications of Geometric Thinking and Moving Things Around

Published in The College Mathematics Journal, this review by Thomas Dick of Oregon State University has high praise for the books Some Applications of Geometric Thinking...

Publication 2017
Debunking Myths about the Standards for Mathematical Practice

This article, published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, aims to debunk five myths about the SMP and provide suggestions to help teachers align instruction to the SMP in ways that are productive, manageable, and true to the...

Publication 2016
In Support of Educators: Strategies that Work

This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC's work to support teachers' professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC's resources for teachers. The authors' essays focus on: 1) Characteristics of EDC's...

Publication 2016
Early STEM Learning and the Roles of Technologies

In this EDC white paper, the authors discuss how the thoughtful use of technology by early childhood teachers and families can enhance the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning of children from birth to age eight and...

Publication 2016
DEbT-M Project Newsletter

In this debut issue of the DEbT-M Project Newsletter, there is a look back at the past year and a welcome to the incoming partners for the second year of the project. The NSF-funded MSP partnerships have two specific goals: to support...

Publication 2016
Visual-Spatial Thinking in Geometry and the Visual Arts

The goal of this study, published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, was to investigate potential connections between the kind of visual-spatial thinking required in drawing and in geometric reasoning in students...

Publication 2016
Mathematical Thinking and Communication: Access for English Learners

The authors of this book, published by Heinemann, share four principles for designing mathematics instruction that provide access to all students through challenging tasks, multimodal representations, development of mathematical communication,...

Publication 2016
Next Generation STEM Learning For All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research

This report presents important takeaways from a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the...

Publication 2016
EDC STEM Fact Sheet

This fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges related to STEM education in the U.S. and provides an overview of EDC's work to support all students' successful STEM learning. Brief descriptions of some of our preschool through college STEM...

Publication 2016
The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners...

Publication 2016
Challenges to Using the Regression Discontinuity Design in Educational Evaluations: Lessons From the Transition to Algebra Study

Interest in the regression discontinuity (RD) design as an alternative to randomized control trials (RCTs) has grown in recent years. There is little practical guidance, however, on conditions that would lead to a successful RD evaluation or the...

Publication 2016
PowerUp What Works

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student...

Publication 2015
Success at the Core

Launched by EDC and Vulcan Productions in 2010 and now available on The Teaching Channel, Success at the Core (SaC) is a free professional development toolkit designed to help teams and teachers understand, embrace, and implement a...

Video 2015
Supporting Parent-Child Experiences with PEG+CAT Early Math Concepts

In this study, EDC and SRI researchers addressed the question of how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, non-commercial media can benefit young children’s learning, especially those growing up in lower-income communities....

Publication 2015
SolveMe Mobiles Video

This video describes the SolveMe Mobiles app, which is designed to support algebraic reasoning in a fun and interactive format. These colorful puzzles help algebra and pre-algebra students as well as puzzle-lovers of all ages establish and...

Video 2015
Famous Functions in Number Theory

In this book for in-service and preservice secondary school teachers, the authors present a carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. The book’s theme revolves around how to use...

Publication 2015