Report Summary Effectiveness": Everyday Mathematics(R) was found to have potentially positive effects on mathematics achievement for primary students. Program Description: Everyday Mathematics(R) is a core curriculum for students in grades pre-K-6. At each grade level, the curriculum provides students with multiple opportunities to reinforce concepts and practice skills. Across grade levels, concepts are reviewed and extended in varying instructional contexts. The distinguishing features of Everyday Mathematics(R) are its focus on real-life problem solving, student communication of mathematical thinking, and appropriate use of technology. The curriculum also emphasizes balancing different types of instruction (including collaborative learning), using various methods for skills practice, and fostering parent involvement in student learning. Research: The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified one study of Everyday Mathematics(R) that both falls within the scope of the Primary Mathematics topic area and meets WWC group design standards. No studies meet WWC group design standards without reservations, and one study meets WWC group design standards with reservations. The study included 3,436 primary students in grades 3-5 in a large urban school district in Texas. The WWC considers the extent of evidence for Everyday Mathematics(R) on the achievement outcomes of primary students to be small for mathematics achievement, the only outcome domain in Primary Mathematics. This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-IES-13-C-0010.
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