August 21, 2008
Carnegie Learning(TM) Developmental Math Software Aligns With Algebra Textbooks From College Publishers Pearson and Thomson
Carnegie Learning, Inc. announced today that the company's developmental math software for higher education students is now correlated to three leading math textbooks from education publishers Pearson and Thomson. The announcement comes one week after President Bush signed the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2008 into law.
Among the provisions of the new legislation is the requirement that education textbook publishers provide unbundled alternatives to books "kitted" with supplemental materials. This provision is intended to control the cost and quality of college instructional material by requiring publishers to disclose the availability of unbundled alternatives, and to price textbooks and software separately so that costs are transparent.
Carnegie Learning has published alignments to Introductory Algebra by Marvin L. Bittinger (Pearson, Addison Wesley); Martin-Gay Beginning Algebra (Pearson, Prentice Hall); and Prealgebra by Charles P. McKeague (Thomson, Brooks/Cole), available for download at www.carnegielearning.com/highered.cfm.
Carnegie Learning Developmental Math software for the college market provides remedial instruction for first and second year students lacking algebra skills. Key features include self-paced, adaptive learning technology, assessment tools, and flexible sequencing to allow instructors to construct custom curricula. An Instructor's Tool kit provides reports on each student's progress on a continuous basis.
"Carnegie Learning Developmental Math software is like having an interactive textbook companion individualized to meet the needs of each student," said Suzanne Etheridge, Mathematics Instructor at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Tennessee. "Instructors easily organize the software units to complement the school's printed curriculum, and the differentiated software instruction maximizes the remediation time while boosting confidence and helping students to think about applying and making connections in mathematics. Carnegie Learning software actively engages the students which is critical to keeping them successfully on the path to their degrees."
"Since the announcement of our software solution for higher education last year, Carnegie Learning has seen very encouraging growth in the demand for flexible, remedial math software in colleges," said Dennis Ciccone, Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. "The ability for students to purchase our research-based developmental software in conjunction with the leading math textbooks, gives students stronger and more affordable instructional materials to help move them forward in their education."
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. All solutions are supported by Professional Development services that ensure successful implementation and align teaching to learning. 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.