Longitudinal Investigation of the effect of Curriculum on Algebra Learning


An NSF funded project


The LieCal Project investigates whether the Connected Mathematics Program (CMP) can effectively enhance student learning in algebra. The LieCal Project investigates not only the ways and circumstances under which the CMP curriculum can or cannot enhance student learning, but also the characteristics of the curriculum and implementation that lead to student achievement gains. We are conducting the project in 16 middle schools of an urban school district in the United States. Eight of the participating schools have adopted the CMP curriculum and the other eight use a non-CMP curriculum. All the mathematics teachers in each school and all their students participate in the project, beginning with the 6 th grade. All these 6th-grade students will be closely followed for three years as they move to 7 th and 8 th grade within the same schools. In addition, about 100 of the CMP students and 100 of the non-CMP students will be closely followed as they move into 9 th grade in the district’s high schools.

For a further description of the LieCal Project, please read:
A Conceptual Framework for Studying Curricular Effects on Students’ Learning: Conceptualization and Design in the LieCal Project and UDaily article on the Lical Project

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