Research & Success for McGraw-Hill My Math​

To develop McGraw-Hill My Math, we worked with world-class researchers, academics, and education practitioners to build a strong authorship team. Together, we designed, developed, and validated instructional models based on current scholarship and research to support effective teaching and learning.

Understanding By Design

McGraw-Hill My Math and Glencoe Math were created by the PreK–8 authorship team using Understanding by Design® an instructional design approach to learning that identifies the desired outcome first and then tailors learning strategies to meet the identified objective.

This framework is the perfect foundation for the Standards, resulting in a curriculum that provides conceptual understanding, key areas of focus and connection to prior concepts and skills.

Jay McTighe, author of Understanding by Design discusses his philosophy.

White Papers

Efficacy Studies

Review the research for McGraw-Hill My Math, that includes the most compelling indicators of success for the program: ​

  • ​Independent efficacy studies in which students using McGraw-Hill My Math products showed statistically significant improvement in test scores and achievement from beginning-of-year to end-of-year exams.​
  • References to whitepapers detailing the benefits of specific program elements and the research conducted to develop McGraw-Hill My Math​

Success Across the U.S.

76% of McGraw-Hill My Math users agree that the program provides the instruction and practice needed for students to meet the requirements of the standards.

(Compared to only 57% of core competition users)

"Since implementation, scores have risen in all buildings and the scores from the building with the highest percentage of students on free and reduced lunch have now risen to be almost the same (and in some grade levels even higher than) the scores from our other buildings."

Jason Hoffman​
Supervisor of Math K–12,​
Manheim Township School District, PA​​

Success Stories

With over three million students and teachers, McGraw-Hill My Math has a vast and growing number of users who have experienced success in the classroom and now recommend this PreK–5 mathematics program. Read what people in the educational community have to say: