Mathematics Programs - reports and how to locate

Evaluation Reports

Exemplary programs and Promising programs - bulletin/1999/12/1999 - 12programs.html
Free copy at
Phone 877.433.7827

Another study by the Association for the Advancement of Science’s Project 2061

More info on the U.S. Department of Education’s Expert Panel System web site
Phone 800.258.0802


Cognitive Tutor Algebra Carnegie Mellon University PACT Center (412.683.6284) Exemplary Program
Sources -
I have information and CD available to borrow.
Evaluation information


Connected Mathematics Grades 6 - 8 comprehensive mathematics program with 4 - 7 investigations Exemplary Program
Phone 517.432.2872
Cuisenaire - Dale Seymour Publications
Phone 800.872.1100

Core - Plus Mathematics Project Exemplary Program
The curriculum is organized so that core topics are accessible to students of different interests and abilities. Connects mathematics to real life.

The Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) Exemplary Program

Elementary Investigations in Number Data and Space K - 5 Scott Foresman - Exemplary Program
Phone 800.552.2259

Investigations in Number, Data, and Space (K-5) Meaningful mathematical problems and activities that emphasize depth in mathematical thinking. Teacher resources communicate mathematics content and pedagogy to teachers. Contact:Susan Jo Russell
2067 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

Everyday Mathematics program K - 6 — promising program

The University of Chicago School Mathematics — promising program 7 - 12 evaluated
(K - 6 also available)

Number Power K - 6 — promising program
MathLand program K - 6

Mathematics in Context (looks like the connected mathematics — not sure since haven’t seen all of connected mathematics)
Britannica Mathematics System (Have samples of this)
Phone 800.554.9862

Junior High and High School Program
College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) rated Exemplary b the U. S. Department of Education
Grades 6-12

reflects NCTM standards, tested, parallel Foundations 1 and 2, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Mathematical Analysis, and AP Calculus.

Other Program Resources

Show - Me - Project
Phone 574.884.2099
Has Middle - school Mathematics through applications Project (MMAP) - Promising program and Connected Mathematics — exemplary program. Also Mathematics in context, MathScape, MathThematics. Curricula showcase, related links, inservices, workshops…

Everday Learning's series is available for K-4. Everyday Learning is a private company, closely tied to the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. Eventually it will be a K-6 series. Not the traditional text.

TIMS Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Project (K-6) is a manipulative-based mathematics curriculum with active involvement in solving real problems with significant hands-on, collaborative project experiences in science and language arts. The teacher is encouraged to facilitate mathematical communication, both orally and in writing. TIMS Steps precede and guide every activity providing cross-curricular connections L.A., Science, and Math. Contact: Howard Goldberg and Phil Wagreich
Institute for Mathematics and Science Education M/C 250
University of Illinois at Chicago
840 West Taylor
Chicago, IL 60607

Cooperative Mathematics Project (K-6) CMP has developed Number Power, a cooperative problem-solving program for elementary mathematics, designed to foster the development of students' number sense, mathematical reasoning, ability to work together, communicate their thinking, and promote social values of fairness, responsibility, and concern for others.
Contact: Laurel Robertson
Developmental Studies Center
2000 Embarcadero, Suite 305
Oakland, CA 94606

Math and More is an elementary project at EDC, funded by IBM. A technology-intesive program that requires IBM computers for the software a major component of the curriculum. It is a hands-on manipulative and technology learning and problem solving.
Contact: Betty Bjork
55 Chapel St.
Newton, MA 02158

CSMP/21 Comprehensive School Mathematics Program for the Twenty-First Century curriculum from McREL Educational Laboratory in Colorado. Project Director Clare Heidema ( Described in the Educational Programs That Work catalog of the National Diffusion Network and is a nationally validated program. A State Facilitator can help schools learn about that curriculum. Teachers must go thru a special teacher education program before a school can adopt the program.

Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP)

Dr. Robert Sweetland's Notes ©