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Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IMaST)
Middle School Math

As of July 2007 no studies of Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IMaST) were found that fell within the scope of the Middle School Math review protocol and met WWC design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IMaST) to improve outcomes in this area.
The Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IMaST) program is a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum that promotes both hands-on learning for students and teamwork among teachers from different disciplines. IMaST emphasizes learning based on constructivist theory and active student participation involving a hands-on approach. Coordination of a wide variety of activities helps students grasp the many natural interdisciplinary connections in the curriculum. A team of mathematics, science, and technology specialists, in collaboration with other field experts, did the research to create the curriculum, built on major themes that are presented in modules. Each theme develops the focus of all disciplines in relation to several key concepts that lead toward the same objective. IMaST has developed its activities using benchmarks, national standards, and state frameworks.

Last Updated: July 2007



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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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