Core-Plus Mathematics Project CPM


Welcome to the Core-Plus Mathematics Site!
This is the official website for Core-Plus Mathematics.

A Study of Core-Plus Students Attending Michigan State University
Richard O. Hill and Thomas H. Parker

"Except for some top students, graduates of Core-Plus mathematics are strug-
gling in college mathematics at Michigan State University. The evidence shows that
they were less well prepared than either graduates in the Control group (who came
from a broad mix of curricula) or graduates of their own high schools before the im-
plementation of Core-Plus mathematics."


Outcomes Analysis for Core Plus Students At Andover High School: One Year Later
R. James Milgram, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University

"The reason I have not taken any math courses in college is because the math I learned in high school does not apply to college math. I used the TI-82 for linear programming and colleges do math by hand, which is very tedious. Colleges all need to change..."

"Because of the Core Plus program I am completely unprepared and have no way to understand college math. I have to take math [] (High School Math) - at [] this summer - equivalent to 1825 at MSU for no credit toward graduation in order to go forward into math courses at MSU. I have been extremely frustrated and disappointed with the ‘math’ I took in High School."

"I'm not going to take any math courses in College because although I did well in High school math I feel I don't understand basic math concepts well enough to keep up in college."



Reviews of Contemporary Mathematics in Context: Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP)


A sample list of errors in Core Plus Materials


CHAPTER 14 The Core-Plus Mathematics Project: Perspectives and Student Achievement
Harold L. Schoen
University of Iowa
Christian R. Hirsch
Western Michigan University


Issues in Math Education
This website has a section called More information about Core-Plus. Check out the Letter Regarding Contemporary Math in Context from Steven Krantz.


The following links also may be found by clicking here.

REFORM VS. TRADITIONAL MATH CURRICULA:*

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON A SURVEY OF THE GRADUATING CLASSES OF 1997 OF
ANDOVER HIGH SCHOOL AND LAHSER HIGH SCHOOL, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan,
CONCERNING THEIR HIGH SCHOOL MATH PROGRAMS AND HOW
WELL THESE PROGRAMS PREPARED THEM FOR COLLEGE MATH
Gregory F. Bachelis, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics,
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan [1]

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

UPDATE (11/99) REFORM VS. TRADITIONAL MATH CURRICULA

APPENDIX I: Core Plus and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (UMAA)

APPENDIX II : CORE PLUS IN TRAVERSE CITY

Finding a clear path through America's math maze

How reform adds up
Marjorie Coeyman and Amelia Newcomb
Staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor

How a new math program rose to the top

Critics say the process of giving 'Core-Plus' a top rating lacked rigor and evidence of long-term positive impact
Mark Clayton Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

Flaws in the evaluation process
Mark Clayton
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WA State Curricula Adoption Information and Documents - Mathematically Sound Foundations

High
 School
 Mathematics
 Curriculum
 Study
Prepared for the Washington State Board of Education
by Linda Plattner March 11, 2009 Strategic Teaching









WA State Curricula Adoption Information and Documents - Mathematically Sound Foundations A Review of Four High-School Mathematics Programs

Guershon Harel
University of California, San Diego
harel@math.ucsd.edu

The programs in examined in this review are:
• Core-Plus Courses 1, 2, and 3
• Discovering Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra
• Holt Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry
• Glencoe Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry


WA State Curricula Adoption Information and Documents - Mathematically Sound Foundations
WashingtonState HighSchoolMathTextReview
by W.StephenWilson
March 2009

The programs in examined in this review are:
• Core-Plus Courses 1, 2, and 3
• Discovering Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra
• Holt Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry
• Glencoe Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry



2008 WA State High School Mathematics Review Comparison: Looking at Mathematical Soundness


Core Plus / Contemporary Mathematics in Context

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