Texas approved these 6th grade Math programs for 2007 local adoption.
|BEST||Saxon Math – Course 1 • Harcourt Achieve ©2007|
|GOOD||Math – Course 1 • McDougal ©2007|
|FAIR||Holt Math – Course 1 • Holt ©2007|
|FAIR||Texas Math – Course 1 • Prentice ©2008|
|POOR||Texas Math – Course 1 • Glencoe ©2007|
|VERY POOR||Everyday Math • McGraw ©2004 NONCONFORMING*|
|WORST||Connected Math 2 • Prentice ©2008|
This ranking shows how much practice those programs provide in adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
fractions and decimals; how quickly they teach problem-solving methods; and how well they build personal math
skills. It applies to grades 7-8 too, since each respective program will repeat there the pedagogies identified in
grade 6. Along with our summary comparison chart on those, we can furnish you with 11 more pages of detailed documentation backing our ranking.
Read more about these programs in our May 2007 newsletter.
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