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
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
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
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
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
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
STEM Smart Brief Series

EDC is the National Science Foundation's partner in disseminating the findings of the National Research Council's Successful K-12 STEM Education and ...

Publication 2014
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
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
Next Generation Preschool Math Study Poster

Ashley Lewis Presser's research process for the Next Generation Preschool Math project, including a detailed look at the structure of Next Generation Preschool Math Curriculum—a blend of digital games and classroom activities....

Publication 2012
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
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
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
Mathematical Thinking: Supports for English Language Learners

This new, free website offers middle school mathematics teachers proven strategies to support English learners’ success. The website offers 14 mathematics tasks and related language tools including warm-ups, sentence starters and frames, word...

Publication 2014
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
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
Eighth-Graders and Algebra: Making the Case for Online Education

This article, published in the June/July issue of THE Journal, summarizes key findings from the study Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students. The authors discuss how the online course was...

Publication 2012
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
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
Transition to Algebra

Developed with funding from the National Science Foundation and published by Heinemann, EDC's Transition to Algebra full-year algebra support curriculum is in use in 35 states nationwide. Transition to Algebra is designed to...

Publication 2014
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