Getting Started with Everyday Math
- Research and development began at the University of Chicago in 1983
- Based on the same body of research NCTM used to identify best practice
- Research on massed practice vs. spaced practice led to spiral curriculum
- Honors informal math understanding that children bring to school
What about the spiral?
Spiral structure is a key component of Everyday Math because research indicates that spaced practice is more effective than massed practice.
With previous Everyday Math editions, the saying was, "Trust the Spiral." EM4 includes a more transparent spiral.
- Spiral Snapshot: Included within each lesson, just a segment
- Spiral Trace: Included in introduction for each unit, shows standard trajectories for unit
- Spiral Tracker: Complete "Big Picture" look at standards, included in online resources