Thursday, March 15, 2007

"Trail Blazers"

The Croydon School Board Report for 2006-2007 Reported the following.

"Our children continue to assimilate into the Newport Schools with ease. The new math program, "Trail Blazers" is now being used in Croydon, as well as, Towle School. Our teachers seemed please with it."

Teachers being pleased is not enough. The "Trail Blazers" math program is flawed.

In short this program was found to not be effective when researched. Sound research principles were not used by the creators of this program.

For more information about "what is wrong with Kendall/Hunt Math Trailblazers, And why it isn’t good enough for our youngest children."

We recommend the following sources of information.

Mathematics -- Specific Math Programs

California Review:
"Math Trailblazers"

Review: "Math Trailblazers"

Is This Math Program Proven?

How To Respond When Your School Announces a New-New Math Program

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