Research and Success for Everyday Mathematics: A K–6 Math Curriculum

The University of Chicago Mathematics Project

Everyday Mathematics is developed by education researchers at the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP). This group is dedicated to helping children learn mathematics using a research-based approach.

Everyday Mathematics is the most research-grounded and field-tested elementary mathematics program available today.

  • When the program was developed, each lesson was field tested at each grade for a full year
  • 800+ students participated in field testing 170 lessons
  • Open Response problems, as well as Open Response and Reengagement Lessons were field tested by 1,400+ students

Success Stories for Everyday Mathematics

Success Stories

There is no better evidence of the program’s effectiveness than the children with increased confidence and excitement about math which has led to gains in achievement across the country.

Achievement results have shown that students are succeeding, with more students now testing proficient or advanced than ever before.
North Kansas elementary schools have seen a significant increase in math scores across every group, including Free & Reduced Lunch.
Students using Everyday Mathematics performed well above the Nevada average on the 2017 SBAC.

Third Party Research for Everyday Mathematics

The Northwestern Longitudinal Study

Everyday Mathematics was the focus of a five-year longitudinal curriculum study from Northwestern University. It included student and teacher interviews, classroom observations, written tests, collected artifacts, and surveys. Items on written tests were drawn from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), from international studies of mathematics achievement, and from the research literature.

Researchers using the data and findings of the Northwestern study have found that Everyday Mathematics students constantly outperform comparison students.