July 15, 2008

Hamilton County Tennessee Schools See Success Using Technology to Apply Math to the Real World

Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leading publisher of research-based math curricula for middle, high school, and higher education students, reported today that Hamilton County Tennessee Schools serving the Chattanooga area has renewed the purchased of Carnegie Learning Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II programs for the upcoming 2008-2009 academic year. Carnegie Learning's Algebra I program was originally purchased in 2001 as a pilot curriculum for three schools, and the district has since expanded implementation to serve as the core mathematics curricula at all 16 high schools and 22 middle schools in the district.

"Carnegie Learning's 21st century instructional approach is helping the Hamilton County school system achieve one of the goals of its Strategic Plan: To help students become successful at applying math to the real world," says Christy Evans, Director of Secondary Math & Science for Hamilton County Tennessee Schools. "Our students begin using the blended text and software curricula in the 7th or 8th grade and, in each grade, students communicate and problem solve more efficiently together. Teachers are noticing a great improvement not only in their students' problem solving abilities, but in their reading, writing, and technology skills."

Carnegie Learning math curricula is designed to present a curriculum that is engaging and relevant. The textbook and classroom activities parallel and extend the development of concepts in the software, emphasizing written analyses and classroom presentations. Students engage in problem solving and reasoning, and communicate using multiple representations of math concepts. The textbook provides an opportunity for analysis, extended investigation, and the exploration of alternate solution paths. Real-world situations are used in problems designed to emphasize connections between verbal, numeric, graphic and algebraic representations.

About Carnegie Learning, Inc. (www.carnegielearning.com)

Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of research-based math solutions for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. Our curricula - Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Integrated Math programs - provide differentiated instruction to 500,000 students in nearly 2600 schools across the United States, helping them to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation and preparation for 21st century skills. Carnegie Learning(TM) Blended Curricula Solutions integrate interactive software, text, and collaborative classroom activities for core, full-year math instruction. Carnegie Learning(TM) Adaptive Math Solutions feature Cognitive Tutor(R) software lessons that may be easily customized for supplemental and Response to Intervention programs. In numerous independent studies, Carnegie Learning curricula consistently show a significant effect on student learning resulting in improved academic achievement in mathematics. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded by cognitive science researchers and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.