In a new working paper, Andrew Saultz of Michigan State University, inventories the current landscape of technology programs available for middle school math. This inventory shows that a wide variety of schools use technology to teach middle school mathematics. However, research on these programs is limited. While a few of the programs have participated in randomly controlled trials, the vast majority has not been evaluated for effectiveness. What is clear is that a number of options currently exist for policymakers and educators looking to incorporate technology into the teaching of middle school mathematics.
This working paper should not be considered an all‐inclusive list of every mathematical program available, as this is a rapidly evolving industry; rather, this report is intended to provide a broad inventory of existing programs.