I use the Interactive Math Program, one of the high school curricula funded by NSF, and would be very interested in what the book you mention has to say about the research that's been done. NSF contracted to have statistical studies done with respect to SAT scores, problem solving solving and other parameters, rather than have the developers themselves conduct the research. I would be most interested in the synthesis and sritue of this work. Can you point me to the authors'? Thanks.
On 19 May 2000, Mary Sapienza wrote: >On 12 May 2000, [no author] wrote: >There is a soon to be published >book edited by Sharon Senk and Denisse >Thompson entitled something >like "What Research Tells Us About >Standards-Based Math Curricula." >There is a chapter on the research >of each of the NSF-funded math >curricula projects K-12. (well, maybe >only 75% of them, but close to >all.) Following each of the sections >on elementary math, middle >school math, and high school math, there is >a synthesis chapter and a >critique of the research. The only problem >is, the book is somewhat >delayed. The authors of individual chapters >may be of help. I can >send anyone who wants it a copy of the >"Investigations" research (a >shorter version than the chapter), which >includes results of four >studies--two dissertations and two in-house >studies. Hope this >helps. There is research on these curricula, and >as far as I know, >little or none of it has been done by the >publishers. Yes, some of >it has been done by the developers, but the >developers include top >notch researchers, university professors, and >other experts who are >well aware of how to deal with possible sources >of bias in conducting >and interpreting research.