NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the highly effective K-6 program's 30 years of success and innovation in the classroom, McGraw-Hill today announced the launch of Everyday Mathematics 4®, the first alternative core program that can be fully implemented digitally. Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project in partnership with McGraw-Hill, Everyday Mathematics 4 continues to transform math education through its research-proven approach that adds innovative digital learning tools to foster students' lifelong mathematical success. The new version of Everyday Mathematics, engineered for new education standards designed to promote college and career readiness, is available for Grades K-2 now and will be available for Grades 3-6 beginning in Fall 2015.
McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics 4 at a glance:
- Everyday Mathematics 4 is grounded in extensive research into how children learn and the approaches that engage them most effectively in the classroom. Among the approaches on which the program is most closely based is "distributed practice," a technique that involves repeated exposures to key ideas in different contexts over time. The program's signature spiral curriculum uses distributed practice to help students build depth of knowledge and achieve long-term mastery of concepts and skills.
- McGraw-Hill's new ConnectED Teacher Center includes a powerful, new digital evaluation tool that allows teachers to easily track student performance and record their observations on actual learning moments in the classroom, all of which provides data that is automatically compiled into customizable reports helping teachers more precisely track progress toward mastery and plan for differentiation.
"After more than 25 years in the classroom, Everyday Mathematics has proven itself as one of the most effective math programs in the United States," said Peter Cohen, president of McGraw-Hill, School. "Students connect with the content more deeply through Everyday Mathematics, and they bring that knowledge of core mathematical principles to all STEM subjects. We are excited that the launch of Everyday Mathematics 4 will further the program's legacy of empowering students to master advanced concepts and better equip them with the skills they need to succeed academically."
Based on the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project's decades of classroom research, Everyday Mathematics seeks to inspire positive change in math education, while keeping teachers firmly at the center of all learning. McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics 4 builds directly on this legacy, providing teachers with the tools and support they need to prepare students for the rigor of modern college and career readiness standards. The thoroughly field-tested program features ongoing assessments of students' mastery of content as well as reports illustrating how well students understand specific materials throughout the year.
"The extensive research and field testing of Everyday Mathematics has always been the cornerstone of the program's success and the new features in Everyday Mathematics 4 were developed in direct response to our latest findings," said Andy Isaacs, Director of the University's Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. "By building a curriculum that leverages what students already know as the starting point and by allowing them to draw on their own everyday experiences and common sense to solve problems, we are setting students up to become confident, lifelong learners and math enthusiasts. We look forward to the future success of Everyday Mathematics 4 and to continued success in the classroom."
With proven results of the program's effectiveness, McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics remains one of the most popular elementary math programs in the country.
Over several editions, students have achieved true mastery of educational standards because the program continually reinforces math concepts through concrete real-world applications and across carefully constructed learning progressions. With the launch of Everyday Mathematics 4, students and teachers can trust the new program is equipped with the most up-to-date versions of these features to better adhere to needs of today's students.
For more information about McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics, visit www.everydaymath.com.