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Resources: School Mathematics Improvement Kit

School Mathematics Improvement Kit

Each kit consists of four components: Use these components to:  
Developmental Maps Research Study Explore the Research
Ten Dimensions Research Study Explore the Research
Developmental Maps Explore the Results
Leadership Handbook Initiate & Sustain Math Improvement

Developmental Maps Research Study: Explore the Research

Details the extensive cross-Canada research study conducted by Dr. Marian Small between 2002 and 2004 to determine what phases of development students pass through as they learn key mathematics concepts and skills. It also describes how the PRIME Diagnostic Tools were developed and validated with over 12,000 Canadian students.

Ten Dimensions Research Study
Details the research behind the School Mathematics Improvement Course resources, including the study behind the Ten Dimensions.


Developmental Maps: Explore the Results

The outcome of the cross-Canada research study was PRIME, and the Development Maps. Copies of the Number and Operations Developmental Maps are included for reference:

  • Number Phases and Indicators Map
  • Number Visual Map
  • Operations Phases and Indicators Map
  • Operations Visual Map
Leadership Handbook: Initiate & Sustain Math Improvement

This handbook describes how and why mathematics education is changing
and presents a future vision of a successful mathematics program.

Features:
  • The Ten Dimensions framework to build a school improvement plan in mathematics
  • Explanation of the roles that administrators, teachers, parents, and the larger school community play
  • Comprehensive teacher attitude survey to chart results
  • Ways to support the implementation of PRIME with teachers in your school