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
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
IAS/PCMI-The Teacher Program Series

Published by the American Mathematical Society, the "IAS/PCMI-The Teacher Program Series” includes three books that engage in-service and preservice secondary school teachers in deep explorations of mathematics and help them put the topics in...

Publication 2015
Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

Publication 2015
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
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
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
Productive Struggle in Mathematics

Mathematical problems and puzzles that require commitment and perseverance to solve can help foster deep mathematics understanding in students. In this brief, the author describes factors that influence productive struggle, shares four examples...

Publication 2015
Supporting Mathematical Discourse in the Early Grades

This research brief discusses the benefits of teachers using mathematical discourse—allowing students to explain, justify, and debate their individual techniques for solving math problems—to enhance learning. Using this strategy requires...

Publication 2015
Mobile Technology and Mathematics Learning in the Early Grades

This research brief describes the value of using mobile technologies in and out of elementary mathematics classrooms, and investigates the view that teachers may not be getting the guidance they need to best leverage those technologies. The...

Publication 2015
LTDFlix on YouTube

View videos related to our work to improve the effectiveness of education from preschool through college on the LTDFlix YouTube channel.

Video 2015
Turning to Online Courses to Expand Access: A Rigorous Study of the Impact of Online Algebra I for Eighth Graders

This chapter in the book Large-Scale Studies in Mathematics Education shares results from the study of online algebra conducted under EDC’s previous REL Northeast & Islands contract. The results indicate that offering Algebra I as an...

Publication 2015
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
Secondary Teachers’ Mathematical Habits of Mind: A Paper-and-Pencil Assessment

In this chapter, part of NCTM’s Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2015: Assessment to Enhance Teaching and Learning, the authors look at how individuals approach mathematical tasks using mathematical habits of mind, and...

Publication 2015
Inspiring Teachers

This briefing paper explores “leadership oriented professional development” and highlights four programs that exemplify this approach to inspiring and supporting teachers. The authors summarize the guiding principles that make these programs so...

Publication 2015
Making Sense of Algebra: Developing Students' Mathematical Habits of Mind

This book, published by Heinemann, supports grades 6–10 teachers in implementing the team’s Transition to Algebra curriculum and uses a “habits of mind” approach that helps teachers learn how to teach not just the results of mathematical...

Publication 2015
Look for and Make Use of Structure

In this Heinemann website blog post, the authors unpack, examine, and reflect on Standard for Mathematical Practice 7, Look For and Make Use of Structure, from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). They provide a detailed...

Publication 2015
Implementing Formative Assessment Practice #5

Published on the Corwin Connect blog, this post—part of a six-post series—shares ideas from EDC’s ...

Publication 2015
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