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Saxon Math and Nancy Larson® Science author to speak on the success of her program at NCTM Research Pre-session meeting on April 24.
|Philadelphia, Pa. – (April 9, 2012) – Nancy Larson, renowned author of Saxon Math K-4 and Nancy Larson® Science, will be a featured panelist at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Research Presession on April 24 in Philadelphia.
Larson will be speaking during the session “Curriculum Matters: Why are some curricula more effective?” on the effectiveness of Saxon Math. The methodology Larson used throughout the curriculum was proven effective in a 2009 study.*
“My secret to a successful curriculum is to write for the children and teachers,” Larson said. “Too much of publishing is driven by companies’ marketing plans and profit benchmarks rather than a well thought out and tested curriculum. My focus is on helping children acquire the skills and knowledge to be successful in everyday life.”
“The goal of each math lesson I write is to teach important content using an integrated, incremental approach and to provide the practice necessary for children to master the concepts presented,” Larson said.
While Larson continues to update and improve Saxon Math, she has turned her attention to bringing her curriculum vision to science. Over the past five years, she has worked closely with exemplary teachers and homeschool parents to develop Nancy Larson® Science. The Science K-3 program is currently used in 48 states and 3 other countries, and this summer after four years of field testing, Science 4 will be available. Nancy Larson® Science is a research-based and ideal program for schools looking for an in-depth science program.
“In both curricula, I strive to make the lessons easy for busy teaching parents to teach and engaging for children,” Larson said. “The success comes from a systematic approach that introduces new concepts and reinforces previous lessons. We must resist the disorganized curriculum, or pick-and-choose teaching, aimed solely at meeting state standards or teaching to standardized tests. My teaching techniques ensure concepts will be remembered even after the dismissal bell rings.”
To learn more on Nancy Larson® Science, visit http://www.nancylarson.com/.
*To review the study, visit http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/quick_reviews/earlymath_012610.pdf.
About Nancy Larson® Science (http://www.nancylarson.com/)
The goal of Nancy Larson® Science is to be a comprehensive, hands-on science curriculum that is engaging and challenging for children while being fun and easy for parents to teach. Larson worked closely with classroom teachers and homeschool parents, and incorporated extensive field testing to develop a program that provides children with a solid foundation and the skills needed to be successful in their academic futures. Currently Nancy Larson® Science offers Science K, 1, 2, 3 and this coming summer, Science 4. To learn more on Nancy Larson® Science, visithttp://www.nancylarsonpublishers.com/.
Bill Bennett, host of MORNING IN AMERICA, opens a daily radio dialogue with men and women all across America. In his various roles, Bill has been perceived as a man who spoke honestly about some of the most important issues of our time. While in Washington, he served as President Reagan’s chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1981–85) and Secretary of Education (1985–88).
Bill recently asked Nancy Larson to participate in a radio dialogue with parents, answering their questions and talking about math strategies. Nancy is the author of the internationally acclaimed Saxon Math K–4 programs.
While the focus of this radio dialogue is on math, the learning concepts Nancy shares and suggestions she gives parents are universal and helpful for everyone. Please sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation.