Do The Math Now! for Grades 6 and up Addition and Subtraction Multiplication Division Fractions NEW! Do The Math Research Update
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Do The Math Research


Research Update - NEW!

During the spring semester of 2012, Scholasticís Research Department conducted a study in the Miami-Dade County Public School District to document the impact of implementing Do The Math with struggling students in Grades 3-5. in need of math intervention. The results of this study illustrate the effectiveness of Do The Math in raising student achievement and increasing student confidence:

  • Students showed significant improvements on SMI testing, which suggests that students made connections to grade-level content as a result of their work with
    Do The Math.
  • Do The Math students were more likely than their counterparts at the same schools to show growth on the 2012 math FCAT.
  • Teachers and administrators overwhelmingly agreed that Do The Math improved their students' confidence and overall understanding of math.
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Research Foundations

Do The Math’s instructional design applies what is known about reaching a wide variety of students who struggle with math to achieve proficiency with arithmetic concepts and skills by incorporating eight research-based guiding principals: Scaffolded Content, Explicit Instruction, Multiple Strategies, Gradual Release, Student Interaction, Meaningful Practice, Assessment & Differentiation, and Vocabulary & Language.

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Response to Intervention Alignment Guide

Scholastic Inc. has prepared an Alignment Guide to assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools that are currently implementing or are considering adopting a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach. The guide provides key background information on current education policies related to RTI, and demonstrates how Do The Math can complement and strengthen the implementation of RTI and ultimately raise student achievement. The Alignment Guide provides:

  • RTI Overview
  • Do The Math Overview
  • Alignment of Do The Math to RTI Core Components
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Validation Study

In Spring 2008, Scholastic’s Research and Validation Department collaborated with independent research consultants to conduct a study in six schools in New York City to gather data and document the impact of implementing Do The Math. The results of this validation study demonstrates the effectiveness of Do The Math in three key areas:

  1. Do The Math Raises Student Achievement
  2. Do The Math Can Be Easily Implemented by All Teachers
  3. Do The Math Works in Multiple Settings

[Do The Math] empowered kids who really struggle with mathematics and have for years.  It gave them confidence and a format to describe/explain what they were doing or thinking.”

– Special Education District-Level Math Coach