STAMFORD, Conn., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- While U.S. students are scoring higher on national math assessments than they did two decades ago, they still rank around the middle of the pack in international comparisons, and behind many other advanced industrial nations. Meanwhile, schools have engaged in an ongoing debate about the best ways to instruct students in mathematics.
With a move to more rigorous standards and a growing acceptance of digital programs, Simba Information initiated research on the use of mathematics instructional materials during the 2015-2016 school year. Simba conducted a survey of math educators and published K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016.
"More than three-quarters of surveyed mathematics educators say they are using a core program for math instruction, but the way they are using those programs is changing," said Karen Meaney, senior analyst at Simba Information's education group. "Increasing numbers of educators are picking and choosing parts of their core program to use as needed, while supplementing that program with resources from websites, videos and games."
For more information on Simba's new report, K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016, which provides an overview of trends in mathematics instructional materials, visit: http://www.simbainformation.com/redirect.asp?progid=88483&productid=9849939.
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Senior Analyst, Education Group
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