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McGraw-Hill's New Everday Mathematics Based on Distributed Practice Concepts
McGraw-Hill Education launched version four of its elementary math program Everyday Mathematics for grades K-2. Among other features, the program can now be implemented entirely digitally.
Designed to promote college and career readiness, the program draws from research developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, whose researchers worked with McGraw-Hill. The program is closely based on distributed practice, where math concepts are repeated to students multiple times on different days. Here, it is used to help students retain information and master skills over the long-term.
Also added: A digital evaluation tool, called ConnectED Teacher Center, which lets teachers track student learning and record observations as they go through the program. That information is then added to other data, collected as students answer questions and go through the program, and can be compiled for custom reports to help teachers and administrators track student and classroom progress.
"The extensive research and field testing of Everyday Mathematics has always been the cornerstone of the program's success and the new features in Everyday Mathematics 4 were developed in direct response to our latest findings," said Andy Isaacs, Director of the University of Chicago's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. "By building a curriculum that leverages what students already know as the starting point and by allowing them to draw on their own everyday experiences and common sense to solve problems, we are setting students up to become confident, lifelong learners and math enthusiasts."
A release for grades 3-6 will follow next year.
Stephen Noonoo is an education technology journalist based in Los Angeles. He is on Twitter @stephenoonoo.