Web-based Russian curriculum shows positive results
| Mar 21, 2011
One student works on double-digit addition and subtraction equations. Another tries to solve a math riddle. Another attempts to understand a word problem requiring basic division. An interactive blue "Genie" filters around the students' screens, guiding some through instructional lessons, others through step-by-step solutions to problems, and commending many on providing correct answers to questions.
These students are using Reasoning Mind, an online-based math program modeled on a Russian math curriculum and developed by a nonprofit organization of the same name. Most of the schools and districts using the program, like the 26,000-student Compton district, have high percentages of minority and economically disadvantaged students. To learn more, read the full article by Nora Fleming in the Technology Counts section of Education Week.