> > At 11:42 PM 1/6/2007, Michael Paul Goldenberg
> RobynW wrote:
> > >... My kids use Everyday Math and I think it
> > >
> Michael replied (in part):
> > >Well, as I wrote here the other day, I live in a
> > state where it's
> > >widely used, and in a city where it's been used
> > more than a
> > >decade. This is a VERY education-oriented town,
> > unlike many
> > >university towns, and there are lots of
> > highly-educated people here
> > >with strong backgrounds in math and/or science
> > and/or applied fields.
> > >There's no hue and cry for the removal of either
> > or CMP. None.
> Wayne wrote (in part):
> > I don't know about Ann Arbor but I do know how the
> > decision for EM
> > was made in Kalamazoo more than a decade ago...
> My take (as an outsider with no first-hand experience
> with EM in the classroom) would be that Robyn should
> take the suggestion to find out why some school
> districts have been very successful with Everyday
> Math and others not.
> I suspect that the difference will boil down to staff
> development. It usually does when something new is
> introduced. Change is scary for many people.
Why not suspect that the difference will boil down to supplementation of the curriculum?