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Information for Teachers

TRIAD = Technology-enhanced, Research-based, Instruction, Assessment, and professional Development

The curriculum is based on teaching for understanding using developmental guidelines, or learning trajectories, and technologies.

Components of TRIAD

  • TRIAD provides Building Blocks pre-kindergarten mathematics curriculum, including print materials for children, teachers, and families; software for children; and a software management and reporting system for teachers.
  • On-site classroom support by school-based coaches and mentors
  • Professional development for coaches and mentors, with materials
  • Professional development distance education course and materials for teachers
  • Innovative, interactive professional development TRIAD-Web site with extensive support for teaching based on learning trajectories
  • Aligned child assessments
  • Family component with print materials, web-site,
  • TRIAD provides Building Blocks software supplement for follow-up in K-3, including a software management and reporting system for teachers.
  • For research collaborators, one-to-one personal assessments of children’s mathematics, Teacher Questionnaires and Family Questionnaires

The Building Blocks Curriculum

  • The basic approach is finding the mathematics in, and developing mathematics from, children's activity.
  • The software helps children extend and mathematize their everyday activities, from building blocks to art to songs and stories to puzzles.
  • Based on years of research, this is a “"tried and true" curriculum that evaluations have shown effectively increases the mathematics achievement of young children.
  • These materials emphasize meaningful mathematical problems and depth rather than exposure