Research & Philosophy
Based on the solid foundation of a research-based learning progression, Mathology combines insights from teacher interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations with the best of academic research and pedagogical approaches.
Early in the development process, we reviewed key mathematics research with educators like you. This crucial step helped build a deep understanding of math learning and the needs of teachers into the Mathology program. Want to discover exactly what we learned?
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Based on extensive research, Mathology’s teaching philosophy is rooted in these guiding principles:
Input from educators played an essential role in developing Mathology. Teachers shared their concerns, advice, and feedback through a variety of channels, including:
This collaboration created a unique math tool based on real-life classrooms, rooted in actual teacher and student needs, and backed by research.
Future developments of Mathology for Grades K to 8 will continue to follow this revolutionary collaborative development process. We hope you will add your voice.
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Mathology’s teaching model is focused on helping you actively observe and confer with students through all stages of instruction.
Finding math resources you can trust can be difficult and time-consuming. Mathology’s classroom resources are based on a learning progression backed by insights from teacher interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations–along with the best of academic research and pedagogical approaches. So you can focus on teaching, not searching for resources.
Pearson Canada’s Learning Progression shows you how students’ mathematical learning and knowledge grows over time. This Mathematics-based document reflects much of the recent investigation into mathematical learning while accommodating curricula through its focus on big ideas in mathematics.
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Pearson Canada Research Overview
Welcome to Mathematics Success for All, our research overview that has informed the development of our new family of math resources for K–9 Mathematics: Pearson Mathology.
Created with a deep understanding of Math learning and the needs of teachers, Mathology is a comprehensive math program with real-world applications that helps educators plan lessons, and engage and teach students across all skill levels. Co-developed with Canadian teachers, Mathology offers a differentiated learning program rooted in classroom reality, as well as effective teacher support. Based on an easy-to-understand Math learning progression, it combines insights from teacher interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations, with the best of pedagogical approaches and the academic research presented in this report.
Very early in the development process for Mathology, Pearson Canada surveyed the educator community in Canada to identify key research areas in Canadian mathematics that are influencing mathematics instruction (K–9) today.
This document provides an overview of the topics that these educators stated were crucial to high-quality mathematics instruction. Key quotes from research articles and reference materials are presented for each topic, and connected to the development of Mathology, to show how these ideas inform the resource.\
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