
MATH PERSPECTIVES
Research
"When teachers stop growing, so do their students."
Susan LoucksHorsley
The U.S. Secretary of Education’s Mathematics and Science Initiative was launched in February 2003 to:
 Engage the public in recognizing the need for better mathematics and science education for all children.
 Initiate a campaign to recruit, prepare, train, and retain teachers with strong backgrounds in mathematics and science.
 Develop a research base to improve our knowledge of what boosts student learning in mathematics and science.
U.S. Department of Education website:
http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/progs/mathscience/index.html

Documentation
Research Articles
Math Perspectives professional development, teaching strategies, instructional materials and assessments are based on the latest scientific research.
The documents provided here give a comprehensive summary of the research basis for all of Math Perspectives offerings.
Assessing Math Concepts
Research Summary
28 pgs @ 2.6 MB
Research article providing a comprehensive summary of the scientific basis for Assessments and the Assessing Math Concepts series of books and the Assessing Math Concepts Institute.
Number Talks
Research Summary
5 pgs @ 180 KB
Research article providing a comprehensive summary of the scientific basis for Number Talks  a methodology for engaging children in thinking about numbers in a meaningful way.


