Mathematics and Mathematics Interventions

Applying Mathematics Interventions: The definition of mathematics include knowledge and skills that are used to access science, technology, engineering, and mathematics applications and careers and that improve reasoning and analytic thinking. Given the importance of algebra for success in high school and beyond, many states have moved to increase student expectations in this area. Thirty-four states now require Algebra I or its equivalent for graduation. Despite the effort to increase expectations, achievement data indicate students continue to struggle to attain proficiency, especially those with disabilities and difficulties. As a result, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel convened, and a careful examination of the research evaluating the effectiveness of instructional practices for struggling learners was launched. The following nine key principles reflect research in mathematics education synthesized by the Panel and the Institute of Education Sciences.