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Davis, Jon D.; Shih, Jeffrey C. – School Science and Mathematics, 2007
Research on student achievement within the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) and Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) at the secondary level is beginning to accumulate, however, much less is known about how prepared these students are for post-secondary education. Therefore this study involving students within one tracked…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Placement, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Duncan, Hollis; Dick, Thomas – School Science and Mathematics, 2000
Describes the Treisman model which involves supplemental workshops in which college students solve problems in collaborative learning groups. Reports on the effectiveness of Math Excel, an implementation of the Treisman model for introductory mathematics courses at Oregon State University over five academic terms. Reveals a significant effect on…
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education
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Carroll, William M. – School Science and Mathematics, 1996
Compares the results of a whole-class test on mental computation problems given to fifth graders who had been in a reform-based mathematics curriculum with those of students in a traditional mathematics curriculum. Reports that the students in the reform-based program performed much higher than the comparison group on all but one problem. (16…
Descriptors: Computation, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Evaluation
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Carroll, William M. – School Science and Mathematics, 1998
Presents the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project's (UCMSP) Every Day Mathematics Program as one current reform-based elementary curriculum incorporating geometry throughout the K-6 curriculum, with an emphasis on hands-on and problem-solving activities. Measures the longitudinal effects of such an approach. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Geometry, Knowledge Level