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Monday, August 2, 2010

Carnegie Learning Math Curricula Align with Common Core State Standards

Carnegie Learning announced today that the publisher’s Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II textbooks, Cognitive Tutor® Software, and professional development are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics.

Since the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers announced the new standards last month, 29 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the CCSS, which provide a consistent understanding of what K-12 students are expected to learn in English/language arts and mathematics. The CCSS are designed to address disparate standards across states, student mobility, global competition, and the changing skills required in the 21st century workplace.

"At the core of Carnegie Learning is 20 years of research to develop a rigorous math curriculum that sets high expectation for students and teachers that are consistent with the key objectives of the Core Common State Standards,” said Dennis Ciccone, chief executive officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. “Our programs require that students apply knowledge through high-order thinking skills and emphasize the value of collaborative problem-solving in a real-world context. We welcome the new standards as an option for states re-evaluating the rigor and effectiveness of their math teaching and learning.”

Carnegie Learning math courses for middle and high school provide instruction to meet the Standards for Mathematical Content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and meet 100% of the established Common Core State Standards for High School mathematics.

Alignment to the Standards for Mathematical Content and Standards for Mathematical Practice are available at www.carnegielearning.com/commoncore. Once the CCSS model high school pathways for mathematics are released, further information on specific Carnegie Learning course correlation will be available.

“We believe the majority of states that have indicated support for Common Core State Standards will adopt the common standards giving impetus to the drive for more rigorous standards in reading and math,” said Kathy Mickey, senior analyst/managing editor, Simba Information Education Group. “Coupled with a nation-wide emphasis on strengthening STEM education, the market landscape offers robust opportunities for rigorous instructional materials and tools that promote individual learning and growth in student achievement.”

Article Courtesy of Centre Daily Times