White Papers & Research
Benefits of Hands-On Manipulatives
Research from both learning theory and classroom studies shows that using manipulatives to help teach math can positively affect student learning. Learn about those benefits in “Research on the Benefits of Manipulatives,” and see how you can apply these proven hands-on techniques in your classroom. View now.
Algeblocks® Promote Algebraic Understanding
See how one California math professor used ETA/Cuisenaire's Algeblocks 3-D manipulatives to support student learning in his Algebra 1 classroom. From the concrete to the representational, and finally, to the abstract phase, Algeblocks contributed to an overall mean performance success rate of 97%, significantly higher than the state mean of 46%. And the best part is, the students had fun while learning! Learn more.
Rockford (IL) Students with Disabilities Achieve Success with Hands-On Learning
Rockford’s District 205 was looking for a more effective way to teach students with special needs and build their skills through familiar programs. Find out how ETA hand2mind™ partnered with them to successfully meet those very diverse needs. Learn more.
Rockford (IL) Partners with ETA/Cuisenaire for Algebra Success
Rockford (IL) high schools faced a real challenge – their Algebra failure rates were the highest in the state. But with a coordinated Algebra program facilitated by ETA/Cuisenaire, test results improved dramatically and even those students who didn't "get it" are now on board. Learn more.
Michigan's EUPISD Recognizes Success with Algeblocks
The introduction of ETA/Cuisenaire's Algeblocks to the curriculum of Michigan's Easter Upper Peninsula Integrated School District has been successful on many levels. Most significantly, proficiency in Algebra among intermediate students has risen substantially and continues to rise. Learn more.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools Increases Test Scores
Not only did Summer School become new and exciting for elementary students in Anne Arundel County, MD, their math comprehension increased significantly due to the addition of Summer Stars Math, ETA/Cuisenaire’s fun, hands-on program designed specifically for out-of-school time programs. Learn More.
Adams Elementary Demonstrates Writing Success
Learn about the significant change Adams Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona made in their writing instruction and the big gains they experienced in their state writing assessment scores. Learn More.
Denver Public Schools recognized the need to create a bridge for students with special needs in order to smoothly and transparently transition them into their core mathematics program, Everyday Mathematics®. Using CitySteps Math, students were able to access the curriculum and teachers had new ideas for authentically incorporating math across the curriculum. Learn More.
WorldScapes® Improves After-School Program
See how WorldScapes, ETA/Cuisenaire's unique cross-cultural, cross-curricular leveled literacy series, enhances and improves the after-school program at the YMCA Greater Tri-Valley, Inc., in New York, and learn how the right product in the right place can positively impact students' lives. Download the white paper.
The Interactive Literacy approach to teaching is grounded in research that shows the use of hands-on instructional tools, like ETA/Cuisenaire’s Reading Rods®, is highly effective in the classroom. Find out why in this informative research paper.
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This useful English-Spanish glossary is the perfect accompaniment to build dual-language skills with ETA/Cuisenaire’s InfoTrek® leveled literacy series. View the glossary.
Find out how ETA/Cuisenaire’s exclusive InfoTrek® literacy series links to scientifically based research recommendations for literacy instruction correlated to recommendations of the National Reading Panel. View now.
Reading Rods® Supports Best Practices
Here is one expert’s take on how ETA/Cuisenaire’s Reading Rods® support best-practices for teaching alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, and word structure. View now.
Reading Rods® Improving Test Scores
Find out all the details of this exclusive research project showing the positive effects of the use of ETA/Cuisenaire’s Reading Rods® on literacy standardized test scores for Grades 1 and 2. Learn more.
Reading Rods® Phonics Alignment
The Alignment of K-3 Reading Rods® Phonics Program with the Report of the National Reading Panel and Put Reading First outlines how one approach to reading instruction works better than others. View now.
This exclusive literacy model, developed by Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall, details how incorporating different approaches to reading instruction will engage all types and levels of readers in your classroom. View now.
Find out how ETA/Cuisenaire’s exclusive SunSprouts® program links to the latest scientifically based research recommendations for effective literacy instruction.
Achieving the California Department of Education's Advanced English language level
See how ETA/Cuisenaire’s products will help your students achieve the California Department of Education’s Advanced English language level. View now.