RAND has explored, among other math-related topics, mathematics curricula in primary education and the role of mathematics in innovation, e.g., in the evaluation of new medical technologies or the development of methodologies such as game theory.

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    The Limits of Career and Technical Education in Improving Math Achievement Among High School Students

    Jun 18, 2013

    Students who had taken occupationally focused career and technical education (CTE) courses in addition to their regular academic courses had similar learning gains to those who had only taken academic courses: an academic curriculum that includes CTE courses neither bolstered nor curtailed the acquisition of math skills.

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    How Well Do Math Teachers Follow Common Core State Standards?

    Aug 9, 2018

    Teachers are eager to engage their students in Common Core State Standards for mathematics if they have the knowledge and tools they need to do so. They need access to high-quality instructional materials and help in distinguishing whether these materials are aligned with the standards.

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