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Lightspan
Supplementary integrated learning system. Also provides computer assisted programmes for home use.
Type ICT Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website www.platolearning.co.uk (Product training available)
Dynamic Pedagogy
Programme that provides teachers with workshops in maths strategies.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.gifted.uconn.edu US contact: Eleanor Armour-Thomas, Queens College New York, armourthomas@yahoo.com
Every Day Counts
An interactive bulletin-board programme for students aged 5-12, designed to supplement ordinary maths teaching with discussions about maths concepts built around the calendar and other classroom routines.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.greatsource.com
Excel Math
Maths curriculum for pupils aged 5-12 that focuses on problem solving, integrated lessons, and the development of thinking skills.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.excelmath.com
Everyday Mathematics
Curriculum supported by the US National Science Foundation that emphasizes problem solving and concepts.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US websites: www.wrightgroup.com or everydaymath.uchicago.edu/
Growing with Mathematics
Core mathematics programme for pupils aged 4-11.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.wrightgroup.com
Houghton-Mifflin Mathematics
Standard maths curriculum that has a focus on skill building, problem solving, and concept mastery.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.eduplace.com/math
Knowing Mathematics
Remedial programme for pupils performing below their expected level.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.eduplace.com/profdev/knowing1
Mastery Learning
A strategy in which time to learn is adjusted to fit aptitude. Pupils proceed to new material only after they have mastered the stage before.
Type IP Available in UK No
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Project CHILD
Programme that uses co-operative learning, multi-age grouping, extensive ICT, and other features.
Type IP/ICT Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.ifsi.org/