EdReports.org’s Top Rated Blended Middle School Math Solution
More than a blend of print and technology.
Our brand of blended learning focuses on learning in groups and learning individually. Specifically, our consumable texts are designed to help students “learn by doing” in a collaborative classroom, while our MATHia software acts as a personal coach to help students learn individually.
We offer the only middle school math curriculum to achieve a perfect score in Focus, Coherence, Rigor, and Mathematical Practices, while also providing best-in-market adaptive learning technology. An EdReports ranking this high for a blended offering is unprecedented. A similar review will be conducted for our new High School Math Solution this fall.
Better math learning requires the right resources.
As a comprehensive mathematics program, the Middle School Math Solution includes everything students and teachers need.
What makes Carnegie Learning’s Math Solution so different?
In a word, every single piece of Carnegie Learning's Math Solution is intentional. Our instructional designers work alongside our master math practitioners, cognitive scientists, and researchers to intentionally design, draft, debate, test, and revise every piece, incorporating the latest in learning science throughout every step of the learning process.
Carnegie Learning’s Math Solution is thoroughly and thoughtfully designed to ensure students build the foundation they’ll need to experience ongoing growth in mathematics, including: mathematical coherence, mathematical habits of mind, multiple representations, and transfer.
Carnegie Learning’s approach is built upon a belief in the power of active learning. Active learning is an approach to instruction in which students engage the material they study through reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting. Active learning stands in contrast to more traditional approaches to instruction in which teachers do most of the talking and students are passive.
Carnegie Learning’s blended learning delivers individual learning and group learning. The blend is made possible by MATHia adaptive software, which simultaneously supports individual learning and practice, and student textbooks, which support group learning. This is not a case of software supplementing textbooks — both pieces are interconnected and forge a math learning partnership.
At the end of the day, nothing can happen without strong teachers. That’s why the Carnegie Learning Math Solution includes an ecosystem to empower teachers, including: Teacher's Implementation Guide, MyCL, professional learning, and insight into student learning.
In an independent “Gold Standard” study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by the RAND Corporation, the Carnegie Learning blended approach nearly doubled growth in performance on standardized tests relative to typical students in the second year of implementation. Our blended Math Solution meets ESSA Tier 1 “Strong” evidence standards.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP) are woven through every page, lesson, activity, and workspace in the Middle School Math Solution. Through problem solving, writing, discussing, and presenting, students make sense of the math they are learning and show their reasoning as they move through the program.
MATHia mirrors a 1:1 math coach better than any other learning platform, providing contextual hints, just-in-time feedback, and interactive examples. It focuses on both the answers and the steps of the learning process that lead to the answers. That way, MATHia understands how students are learning over time, and delivers focused instruction along the way. MATHia’s goal isn’t for students to do math — it’s designed to work with them until they get it.
Our Middle School Math Solution is flexibly paced so teachers can be confident they can realistically cover everything they need to in the school year. The course sequence taps into student’s prior knowledge and connects new concepts and skills to what they have learned previously. The Middle School Math Solution covers the most critical content aligned to national and regional mathematics standards.
The Middle School Math Solution makes math learning approachable to everyone. Built-in facilitation notes, planning support, and reporting dashboards ensure all teachers – first year, Carnegie Learning newbies, and veterans – are comfortable and set up for success. The consistent lesson structure helps students understand where they are in the lesson and set expectations for each activity. The format of each lesson parallels our instructional approach—Getting Started, Activities, and a Talk the Talk. Family resources support math learning at home and highlight how math can be used in the future.
Through each step of the instructional approach, from book to software, and from practice to assessment, every aspect of the Middle School Math Solution was thoughtfully designed to grow students’ conceptual understanding and skill mastery of the math. The Solution helps students move beyond specific examples to make generalizations and apply their math knowledge in their real lives. Getting started activities engage students and show them how math topics connect to their world. Worked examples and peer analysis problems help students develop understanding of new concepts as they walk-through and solve complex problems. Additional activities, homework assignments, and assessments ensure students demonstrate what they have learned.
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22% Growth in Frankfort, IL
Frankfort School District 157-C has used the Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution for five years, and its students are outperforming state averages on the PARCC in mathematics. Since 2015, all middle school grades have shown steady, year-over-year improvement, representing at minimum an increase of 22% more students ready for the next grade level.Read more
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Miami-Dade Sees Unparalleled Assessment Results with Carnegie Learning
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has partnered with Carnegie Learning for more than 15 years to increase student math achievement in the district. After independent research conducted by the Reliability Group showed that students using the Carnegie Learning curriculum scored significantly higher on the FCAT than students using a different curriculum, Miami-Dade selected Carnegie Learning as a partner to implement their innovative iPrep Math Model with a Race to the Top Grant.Read more
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Soaring Above State Averages in Williamsburg, KY
Whitley County Middle School has used the Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution for the past nine years. Their students have consistently surpassed state averages on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) Test in Math.Read more
Aligned to Standards
The entire Middle School Math Solution was built to be in alignment with state and national core standards.
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