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Topic: UCSMP/Merrill-McDougall/Core Plus
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UCSMP/Merrill-McDougall/Core Plus
Posted: Oct 29, 1995 2:01 PM
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I am "just a parent" who joined this list hoping to learn about the
different secondary math programs being used in area public schools. Someone
told me much of the variety and a lot of the changes are due to "the
standards," hence my attraction to the list.

Depending on where I elect to send my son to school (we have a degree
of public school "choice" here), the math program will be one of:

. UCSMP (Chicago)

. A combination of Merrill and McDougall-Littell

. Core Plus (in pilot, I believe)

Math is his academic strength, particularly math concepts. Where
there are various "levels" of courses, his placement would be
honors/accelerated. I would especially appreciate hearing from teachers
who've been in a position to observe the "fit" between different types of
students and these math approaches.

BTW, all else associated with the three options appears to be roughly
equal - similar English and Science programs, similar student bodies, similar
SAT score ranges, etc. It's just the math that's not consistent.

Lois Seyler

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