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 Yearsort descending
Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Mathematics Curriculum

This paper describes the "mathematical habits of mind"—ways of thinking, mental habits, and reserch techniques that mathematicians draw on—that form the core of EDC's Mathematical...

Publication 1996
Developing Mathematical Ideas

Developing Mathematical Ideas is a staff development and teacher education program designed to help educators think through the major ideas of K-8 mathematics and examine how children develop those ideas. The goal is to engage teachers in a...

Publication 1999
Fostering Algebraic Thinking

Drawing on his experiences with three professional development programs, the author outlines key "habits of thinking" that characterize the successful learning and use of algebra. He offers strategies teachers can use to cultivate these habits of...

Publication 1999
Thinking (and Talking) About Technology in Math Classrooms

This paper explores the impact of new technologies on the teaching and learning of mathematics. The author advocates the use of good judgment in choosing educationally appropriate technology for the classroom—and in designing the use of that...

Publication 2000
Choosing a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum

This guide describes a process for considering and reviewing standards-based mathematics programs and raises questions and issues for readers to consider in their own processes. The guide addresses curriculum selection and implementation and...

Publication 2001
Mathematics for Teaching

For the past three decades, Al Cuoco has spent most of his time thinking about high school mathematics—teaching it, working with people who teach it or plan to teach it, and writing materials for it. In this article, Cuoco focuses on...

Publication 2001
Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Mathematics

The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of curricula and curriculum resources. The authors pose a set of critical questions...

Publication 2001
Lenses on Learning

Our professional development materials, seminars, research, and outreach activities are designed to enhance the capacity of principals and other school and district leaders to support mathematics learning and teaching at their sites. Our research...

Publication 2003
Teaching Mathematics in the United States

This paper sets the content for the complex situation of teaching mathematics in the United States and goes on to describe some of the ways in which teachers here are prepared.

Publication 2003
The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures

Published in Science & Children, this article describes how everyday activities—such as building with blocks—can be the basis for meaningful learning that meets national educational standards in science and mathematics. The authors...

Publication 2004
Facilitator's Guide to Ways to Think About Mathematics

This guide provides staff developers, preservice educators, and mathematics department chairs with all the necessary tools to provide high-quality staff development in secondary mathematics. The materials were funded by the National Science...

Publication 2004
Ways to Think About Mathematics

Ways to Think About Mathematics uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing the book’s open-ended...

Publication 2004
The Changing Mathematics Curriculum: An Annotated Bibliography

This publication is an annotated bibliography of articles relevant to standards-based mathematics curriculum reform. It is intended for educators and communities considering the selection or implementation of standards-based mathematics...

Publication 2005
Designing a Rigorous Study: Balancing the Practicalities and the Methodology

This paper was presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The authors discuss some of the challenges and opportunities facing researchers when conducting randomized controlled field trials in school...

Publication 2006
Measuring the Efficacy of Big Math for Little Kids

This paper, presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, discusses research conducted on the Big Math for Little Kids mathematics curriculum for preK and kindergarten children. The authors...

Publication 2006
A Framework for the Strategic Use of Classroom Artifacts in Mathematics Professional Development

Analysis of “classroom artifacts”—videos of classroom discussions, audio transcripts of students working, samples of written student work—can help teachers reflect upon and refine their practice. Published in the Journal of Mathematics...

Publication 2006
Think Math!

Developed by EDC, Think Math! is a unique, comprehensive curriculum that combines the best of traditional, research-based and competitive international approaches. Think Math! connects problem solving, skill building, and conceptual...

Publication 2008
The eNLVM Project: Promoting Student Achievement in Mathematics through Educator Collaboration

How can educators collaborate to use technology to promote student achievement? Drawing upon lessons learned from the Extending and Enhancing the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (eNLVM) project, the authors offer a real-life example of...

Publication 2008
Performance Patterns for Students with Disabilities in Grade 4 Mathematics Education in Massachusetts

This report presents findings from a study that analyzed the mathematics performance of grade 4 students with disabilities in Massachusetts across several metrics (by locale-need combination categories, in top-performing schools, and relative to...

Publication 2008
Math Education Practices for Students with Disabilities and other Struggling Learners: Case Studies of Six Schools in the Northeast and Islands Region States

This report describes in-depth practices at six schools that are making targeted efforts to improve math education for students with disabilities and other struggling learners. It examines each school's practices for improving the math learning...

Publication 2008