**A National Study of Early Elementary Math Curricula**

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

This study takes a look at the achievement effects fo four elementary school math curriculum The four curriculum are Investigations in Number, Data, and Space: Math Expressions: Saxon Math: and Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Mathematics. Here links to the reports the study has generated.Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula

Findings for First and Second Graders

NCEE 2011-4001

Institute of Education Sciences

National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

October 2010

Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula

Findings from First Graders in 39 Schools

NCEE 2009-4052

Institute of Education Sciences

National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

February 2009

**Saxon Math**

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publisher website

**2008 Texas 3rd Grade Math Textbook ranking**

by

**Educational Research Analysts**

**Summary**--

**Empahsis on mastery of computational skills in 3rd Grade Math programs approved for 2008 local Texas adoption**

by

**Educational Research Analysts**

**Saxon Math Warrior**a website with information about the book

__A Math Warrior's Almanac__by Nakonia (Niki) Hayes.

**Houghton Mifflin Harcourt`s Math Expressions and Saxon Math at Forefront of Mathematics Curricula Resulting in Higher Math Achievement**, According to New Federal Study

Mon Mar 9, 2009

**Achievement Effects of Four Early**

Elementary School Math Curricula

Findings from First Graders in 39 Schools

Elementary School Math Curricula

Findings from First Graders in 39 Schools

February 2009

National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

**Saxon Elementary School Math What Works Clearinghouse**

**Saxon math**Homeschoolmath.net

**Saxon K-87**HomeSchoolReviews

**Mathematics -- Specific Math Programs**Illinois Loop

**Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors**Home Schooling R Us

**Reviews of Saxon Math**NYCHOLD

**Saxon Math Do Great Test Scores Signify a Great Math Education?**

**Mathematically Correct Seventh Grade Mathematics Review Saxon Publishers Math 87**

**A Quality Math Curriculum in Support of Effective Teaching for Elementary Schools**

**William Hook, Wayne Bishop and John Hook**

**(Author’s Version)**

**Published 3 January 2007 by**

*Educational Studies in Mathematics***Characteristics of Saxon math**

**Direct instruction****Example based****Explicit instruction, guided practice, independent practice****Distributed practice****Shuffling rather than spiraling****Daily fact fluency practice****“incremental” approach****promotes procedural accuracy****repetition****illogical sequencing****straight forward presentations****student use of Saxon for some can be fairly independent**