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.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
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
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
Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students

EDC researchers and partner colleagues in the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands set out to learn what would happen if algebra-ready grade 8 students without access to Algebra I were offered it through an online course. Would...

Publication 2011
African American Mathematics Teachers as Agents in Their African American Students’ Mathematics Identity Formation

In this article published in Teachers College Record, the authors explore the work of two African American mathematics teachers and offer a framework through which the field might consider the work of all math teachers as they socialize...

Publication 2013
Attend to Precision

In the many states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), teachers are seeking strategies to align their instruction with the standards and deepen their students’ understanding of mathematics. This Heinemann...

Publication 2015
Big Math for Little Kids: Preschool Curriculum Effectiveness

Published in Early Education and Development, this article presents findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial of Big Math for Little Kids—a curriculum designed to help teachers use play-based, developmentally appropriate...

Publication 2015
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
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
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
CME Project

The CME Project is a National Science Foundation–funded high school curriculum. It is wrapped around a familiar course sequence of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus, and meets the dual goals of mathematical rigor and...

Publication 2009
Connecting Arithmetic to Algebra: Strategies for Building Algebraic Thinking in the Elementary Grades

EDC's Deborah Schifter is coauthor of a book inviting readers to learn about a crucial component of algebraic thinking: investigating the behavior of the operations.

Publication 2011
Constructing Online Communities of Practice

The authors of this paper, part of the Constructivists Online: Reimagining Progressive Practice paper series from Bank Street College of Education, share emergent findings gathered through the development and implementation of an online...

Publication 2015
Curricular Coherence Through a Focus on Mathematic Thinking

In this paper, the authors discuss EDC's approach to organizing curricula around mathematical thinking. They discuss the primary goal of this approach—to make school mathematics more accessible to high school students and more closely aligned...

Publication 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
Developing Self-Regulating Learners: The Critical Role of Feedback

This article appears in a special issue of ASCD Express focused on student-centered learning. The authors examine how educators can support students in using three questions—“What are the goals for my learning?” “Where am I right now in...

Publication 2013