Multiplying the Impact of Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Fall 2008 test scores showed the percentage of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students rated as proficient or better in mathematics increased on average by 5 percentage points across all grades tested, with students in grades four and eight making remarkable increases of 9 and 10 points. Strong evidence links the improvement to a long-term effort to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in MPS through the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership. One key element of the work is a focus on a comprehensive understanding of mathematics. (Appeared in UW-Milwaukee, Research Report 2010).

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