Mission & Vision

Founded by cognitive and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers, Carnegie Learning not only questions the traditional way of teaching math. We reinvent it.

Why is Carnegie Learning so effective? Because we are constantly doing our homework.

  • 20+ Years of Research: Our curricula are based on more than 20 years of research into how students think, learn, and apply new knowledge in mathematics.
  • Continuous Improvement: Carnegie Learning does not just read the research on how people learn. We actively participate in the scientific community, frequently sharing results in refereed journals and at conferences.
  • 250+ Million Student Observations Annually: We continuously collect and analyze data and feedback from schools to enhance our curricula and help you teach more creatively and efficiently.

The more we understand how students think and learn, the better we can help them succeed.

3 Big Ideas

Carnegie Learning provides comprehensive solutions to raise students’ math knowledge through a combination of classroom activities, adaptive software, and teacher professional development.

  1. Engage and Motivate: Research shows that students’ beliefs about the nature of intelligence, their goals within a learning task, and perception of expectations all strongly impact academic performance. It’s time to empower your students to take risks. With Carnegie Learning, students recognize both success and failure as an opportunity to learn, rather than a judgment of their inherent ability.
  2. Promote Deep Conceptual Understanding: Concepts are well represented and well connected. Carnegie Learning uses real-world situations, manipulatives, graphs, and diagrams to help students see real and relevant connections in what they’re learning.
  3. Powerful, Ongoing Formative Assessment: Rapid feedback and real-time reporting are crucial to you and your students. With Carnegie Learning, students express their knowledge and ideas to you, their peers, and themselves, and become active participants in the learning process.