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Monday, April 19, 2010

Carnegie Learning® Geometry Second Edition Delivers Conceptual Understanding, Differentiated Instruction

The K12 education industry’s leading research-based math publisher introduces Carnegie Learning® Geometry Second Edition Textbooks and Cognitive Tutor® Software this week at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting in San Diego. Carnegie Learning® Geometry Second Edition is designed to strengthen students’ conceptual understanding of geometric concepts in preparation for higher-level math courses.

This revised edition of Carnegie Learning’s current Geometry program offers a new set of software enhancements including a proof tool and interactive diagrams, as well as content aligned with the van Hiele model of how children learn geometry. Consistent with the Carnegie Learning pedagogy of differentiated instruction and individualized learning, these tools help students visualize geometric concepts in both the textbook and software through hands-on activities. Cognitive Tutor® Geometry Software allows students to progress at their own pace and experience the math through multiple representations including symbolic, visual, and real-world contexts, all with immediate feedback and individualized tutored help as they learn and master critical skills.

“I am frequently asked whether geometry has changed enough to warrant writing a new book," said Jaclyn Baker Snyder, a member of the authoring team and an education researcher and frequent national speaker on closing the student achievement gap, cognitive science research, and artificial intelligence in education. “Over time, geometry hasn't changed but research and access to technology has. We know much more about how people think and make decisions, so we can better communicate the relevancy of math to our students. By asking high-level questions, offering stronger tools, and requiring students to do the math, concepts that were once abstract become meaningful, logical, intuitive, and less of a mystery."

Carnegie Learning Geometry solutions can be flexibly implemented to support a variety of key academic programs within and outside of the regular school day, including core and supplemental instruction plans. Carnegie Learning® Geometry Textbooks are adopted in eleven states: Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.

Carnegie Learning® Geometry Second Edition Textbooks and Cognitive Tutor® Geometry Software are available to ship in June.

Article Courtesy of Carnegie Learning