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Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership Phase II Research
This Phase II effort builds upon successes and lessons learned in the Phase I GBMP targeted work. The focus of GBMP-2 is on bringing to scale the implementation of inquiry-based instruction to produce significant improvement in student achievement. Teachers participate in professional development that deepens mathematics content and pedagogical knowledge and improves mathematical dispositions. GBMP-2's intent is to demonstrate that the gains in student achievement shown in Phase I in high implementing grade levels can be brought to scale in participating schools in grades 6-8. The end result of this Phase II work is statistically significant improved student achievement in classrooms of teachers of mathematics who create an inquiry-based learning environment that supports learning challenging mathematics.

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Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership - Change in Response to Realities
"At several points toward the conclusion of Phase I and during Phase II, the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) had to re-evaluate its implementation strategy in the light of observational…
Challenging Courses and Curricula: A Model for All Students
"The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice describe "varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students." [CC] These eight mathematical practices…
Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership - Phases I and II Research
Posted by: John Mayer. The Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership (GBMP) began with a group of eight local teachers who had studied Piagets theory of how children learn. GBMP is now a partnership made up…
Inquiry and Didactic Instruction in a Computer-Assisted Context: A Quasi-Experimental Study
We compare incorporating inquiry-based sessions versus traditional lecture sessions, and a blend of the two approaches, in an elementary algebra course in which the pedagogy consistent among treatments is computer-assisted…
Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership Phase 2 Annual Report Project Year 1 2009-10
Posted by: Lawrence Moose. Sections 1 and 2 of the Greater Birmingham Mathematics Partnership's Phase 2 Annual Report for project year 1, 2009-2010. The report includes a detailed account of the project's Year 1…