Evidence for Learning in Australia has published an evaluation of Thinking Maths, a professional learning program for math teachers to support students’ math learning during the transition between primary and secondary school (currently Year 7 and Year 8 in South Australia).
The evaluation involved 158 schools in South Australia, which were randomly assigned to the intervention (63 schools) or the control group (104 schools). Teachers participated in 30 hours of face-to-face professional learning delivered at 4-5 week intervals over three school terms. The program focuses on three areas for better teaching and learning of mathematics: (a) using quality task design, (b) sequencing a conceptual development, and (c) using research-informed effective pedagogies.
Källa: Center for research and reform in education
Rapport: Thinking Maths Learning Impact Fund Evaluation Report