## About the Program

*SRA Connecting Math Concepts: Comprehensive Edition* has proven field results for Tier 1 and Tier 3 at-risk students. The program provides explicit, systematic, intensive instruction to:

- Introduce key concepts clearly and carefully to accelerate student progress
- Teach students to connect skills and “big idea” concepts
- Monitor each student's progress daily to differentiate instruction
- Use explicit strategies that incorporate oral and written responses

*SRA 2Inform* makes collecting and interpreting student data easy so teachers can effectively respond to student needs.

**New for this edition:**

- NEW digital resources with over 150 learning activities to differentiate learning!
- Reinvent student learning objectives by meeting the Common Core State Standards
- Re-imagine integrated technology and activity practice for teachers and students
- Rethink how students key master math concepts

*SRA Connecting Math Concepts: Comprehensive Edition* is based on students understanding math skills and concepts that require making connections among related math topics and between procedures and knowledge.

**Features:**

- Offers step-by-step lessons that have been rigorously field-tested and shaped to meet the needs of students who struggle with math.
- Teaches explicit strategies and processes that work in a variety of contexts to accelerate progress.
- Introduces key concepts over the course of multiple lessons - providing the time students need to learn, process, and build a deep understanding.
- Meets the math standards specified in the Common Cote State Standards.

**Benefits:**

*SRA Connecting Math Concepts: Comprehensive Edition*combines facts, procedures, conceptual understanding, applications, and the development of problem solving to provide a comprehensive curriculum for students who struggle with mathematics.- A coherent progression of key topics with an emphasis on proficiency ensures optimal learning and achievement.
- Explicit, teacher-directed instruction sets an expectation for student involvement and gives learners the direction and support needed to be successful.
- Ongoing assessment helps teachers identify and differentiate instruction to meet every student's needs.

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## Research Base

- Direct Instruction Mathematics Programs: An Overview and Research Summary

This paper provides an overview and research summary of Direct Instruction (DI) mathematics programs, including Connecting Math Concepts . A comparison of the constructivist approach to the direct or explicit approach to math instruction was conducted. Overviews and ways in which DI math programs meet the 6 principles for improving math instruction as provided by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM; 2000b) are noted. Finally, a research review and analysis of DI math programs published since 1990 (yielding 12 studies) was completed. - The Research Base for Direct Instruction Mathematics Programs

The following is a description of the research base for Direct Instruction mathematics programs, specifically DISTAR Arithmetic I and II, Corrective Mathematics, and Connecting Math Concepts. Searched of reference lists were used to identify other possible research articles. Also, hand searches were done in the following peer-reviewed journals: Effective School Practices, Journal of Direct Instruction, and Educations and Treatment of Children.

## Randomized Controlled Studies

- Effective Mathematics Instruction: The Importance of Curriculum

This study compared Connecting Math Concepts to Scott Foresman's Invitation to Mathematics and found that Connecting Math Concepts was more effective in improving student achievement outcomes.

## Non-Randomized Controlled Studies

- Effects on Urban Children of Curriculum Alignment Versus Direct Instruction

This study found that the Direct Instruction method of teaching was superior in improving student achievement when compared against traditional basal curricula.

## Evidence of Success

- Special Education and Direct Instruction: An Effective Combination

Research shows strong evidence of success when Direct Instruction programs are used with students with special needs. In fact, Direct Instruction is one of only seven interventions proven effective (Forness, Kavale, Blum & Lloyd, 1997). With its research-supported design and systematic delivery, Direct Instruction is often referred to as a program for special education or at-risk students.