Math 180: Research Evidence Base

At a glance

  • Demonstrates a Rationale
  • Program: Math 180®
  • Subject: Math
  • Report Type: Research Evidence Base
  • Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, High

With the goal of ensuring that striving students become equipped with the knowledge, reasoning, and confidence to thrive in college and career, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has developed a revolutionary mathematics program that motivates students to learn the content critical for success in algebra. Since the development of emotional and social competencies essential for success in college and career works hand in hand with efforts to improve students’ content knowledge, Math 180 is rooted in relevant and realistic world connections, providing a rich landscape for learning in multiple domains. With a focus on the rigors of next generation math standards, Math 180 leverages the research on effective mathematics teaching and learning and the need for educator support in implementing educational innovations to provide the support students need to develop key knowledge and skills essential for college and career success.

This report provides a detailed description of how Math 180 utilizes the latest research to prepare students in Grades 5 and above with the mathematical understanding and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. It summarizes the key research principles underlying the development of Math 180 and delineates the specific program features that are designed to engage and empower learning experiences, support teachers in maximizing instructional effectiveness, and give administrators the tools to ensure high-quality implementation.