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 Typesort descending Year
Supporting English Learners: Lessons Learned from Research

In this article published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, the authors provide a detailed description of a lesson that helps teachers engage English learners in mathematical thinking that is aligned with the eight Standards...

Publication 2014
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
Developing Algebraic Thinking in the Context of Arithmetic

EDC's Deborah Schifter and coauthors have identified four mathematical activities that underlie both arithmetic and algebra and, therefore, provide a bridge between the two. These are understanding the behavior of the operations, generalizing and...

Publication 2011
Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K-2: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

This book offers 25 new formative assessment probes specifically for Grades K–2 and directly aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Formative assessment probes help teachers identify students’ understandings and misunderstandings of key math...

Publication 2013
Mathematics in the Early Grades: Counting and Cardinality

In this research brief, the authors describe the key concepts and skills involved in meeting the standards within the Counting and Cardinality domain of the Common Core State Standards, and they provide excerpts from learning...

Publication 2015
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
Practice Guide: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8

Mark Driscoll is coauthor of this Practice Guide, published by the Institute of Education Sciences, that provides five recommendations for improving students’ mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8. The guide is geared toward teachers...

Publication 2012
Mathematical Practice Institute

EDC's Mathematical Practice Institute (MPI) offers a variety of free online resources, including the Habits of Mind blog, as well as professional development, technical assistance, curriculum...

Publication 2014
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
Examining the Behavior of Operations: Noticing Early Algebraic Ideas

The book Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Seeing Through Teachers' Eyes examines research on the particular type of noticing done by teachers—how teachers pay attention to and make sense of what happens in the complexity of instructional...

Publication 2010
Preschool Teachers Can Use a PBS KIDS Transmedia Curriculum Supplement to Support Young Children’s Mathematics Learning: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

This report presents findings from the Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study. The study examined whether a PBS KIDS transmedia mathematics curriculum implemented by teachers in early learning centers could positively affect...

Publication 2013
Developing Essential Understanding of Geometry and Measurement for Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2

In this book for inservice and pre-service pre-K through grade-2 teachers, the authors focus on essential knowledge for teachers about geometry and measurement, two of the most challenging topics for students. Readers will learn to develop...

Publication 2014
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
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
Bringing Math Students into the Formative Assessment Equation: Tools and Strategies for the Middle Grades

Published by Corwin, this book describes a process that teachers can use to engage students as partners in the formative assessment process—involving students in assessing their own learning and building the skills and knowledge they need to...

Publication 2015
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
Math for All: Participants Book Grades 3–5

Babette Moeller with colleagues from Bank Street College is the author of Math for All: Participants Book Grades 3–5, which supports the Math for All professional development program and introduces teachers to a process for...

Publication 2011
Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 3-5: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

This book offers 25 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for Grades 3-5 and aligned to the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The probes support teachers in asking the right questions to uncover where their students get...

Publication 2014
Probability through Algebra

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 goals set forth are to introduce...

Publication 2015
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