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Strong Evidence of Effectiveness

At least one large or two small randomised studies with median ES= +0.20 or more.

Available in the UK

Student Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD)
Structured co-operative learning programme in which pupils work in four-member teams.
Type IP Available in UK Yes
Contact/ Website www.successforall.org.uk
(Product training provided)

Not available in the UK

Classwide Peer Tutoring
Pair learning approach in which children take turns as teacher and pupil.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website Charles Greenwood, University of Kansas, greenwood@ku.edu

Missouri Mathematics Program
Programme focusing on active teaching, classroom management, and motivation.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website Thomas Good, University of Arizona, good@u.arizona.edu

Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)
Structured pair learning strategy in which children take turns as teachers and learners.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.kc.vanderbilt.edu/pals (Teacher manuals can be ordered through this site)

TAI (Team Assisted Instruction) Math
Structured co-operative learning programme in which pupils work on individualised materials in four-member teams.
Type IP/MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US contact: Brent Farmer, Charlesbridge Publishing, bfarmer@charlesbridge.com


Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

At least two large or four small studies (randomised and matched) with median ES= +0.20 or more.

Not available in the UK

Classworks
Supplementary integrated learning system.
Type ICT Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.curriculumadvantage.com

Cognitively Guided Instruction
Programme that provides teachers with workshops in maths strategies.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US contact Linda Levi, Teachers Development Group, llevi@wisc.edu

Connecting Math Concepts
Structured approach to maths with grouping by performance.
Type IP/MC Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.sraonline.com/math

Consistency Management & Cooperative Discipline
Programme that emphasises classroom management and pupil engagement.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US contact: Jerome Freiberg, University of Houston, cmcd@uh.edu

Project SEED
Supplementary programme that involves mathematicians teaching advanced maths topics, in addition to normal classes.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website US website: www.projectseed.org US contact: Helen Smiler, National Projects Coordinator, HSmiler@ProjectSEED.org

Small-Group Tutoring
Provides tutoring in small groups for pupils struggling at age 6/7.
Type IP Available in UK No
Contact/ Website

US contact: flora.murray@vanderbilt.edu (Request the "first-grade math tutoring manual")

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