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Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

At least one qualifying study with a significant positive effect and/or weighted mean effect size of +0.10 or more.

Plato
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)
Prentice-Hall Course 2
A traditional commercial textbook, based on US National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards. It offers a balance between concepts and problem solving. Used in the UK – primarily in international schools.
Type MC Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website UK contact: Nicola Wookey,
Sales & Marketing Executive,
International Schools, Europe
Pearson Education
nicola.wookey@pearson.com
UK websites: www.longman.co.uk
www.internationalschools.co.uk (NB. No product training is available, but they offer teacher’s books with step-by-step advice and additional resources).
Cognitive Tutor
An intelligent tutoring system that emphasises algebra and problem

solving. Students carry out investigations of real-world problems using spreadsheets, graphs, and symbolic calculators.

Type ICT Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.carnegielearning.com

US contact: Clay Caroselli, Senior Inside Sales Representative, West
ccaroselli@carnegielearning.com

Core-Plus Mathematics
Four-year integrated curriculum funded by the US National Science Foundation. Emphasises small-group collaborative learning through problem-based investigations.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website:
www.wmich.edu/cpmpcpmp@wmich.edu
Expert Mathematician
Students are taught to use the LOGO programming language, and work through a series of computer and workbook activities emphasising problem solving and creativity.
Type ICT Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.expertmath.org
Jostens
Assessments place students according to their current level. Exercises designed primarily to fill in gaps in their skills are then provided. Teachers are provided with information on progress. Typically used for 15-30 minutes per day, 2-3 days per week.
Type ICT Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.compasslearning.com
Math Thematics
US National Science Foundation- funded programme, based on US National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website:
www.classzone.com/books/math_thematics1/
Partnership for Access to Higher Mathematics (PATH)
US programme for at-risk students age 13/14 who need help to prepare them to move into more advanced classes. Includes social work interventions to deal with issues such as attendance, parent support, and behaviour.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website None available
Saxon Math
US textbook that starts from the basics, and offers a step-by-step approach to mathematics.
Type MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website:
saxonpublishers.harcourtachieve.com
Talent Development Mathematics
Comprehensive school reform model designed to change school organisation, management, curriculum, and instruction and provide professional development to assist secondary schools that have serious problems with attendance, discipline, achievement scores, and drop-out rates. Teachers stay with the same class for multiple years, and are given ongoing professional development.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.csos.jhu.edu/tdhs