K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016 looks at current trends in the elementary and secondary school mathematics market including what products are used most widely and what selection criteria educators use to help them choose one product over another. The report is built around the results of a survey of mathematics educators with Simba’s ongoing research providing added context to the analysis and commentary.

The report can help providers and developers of mathematics and/or STEM curriculum and investors understand areas of potential growth and pinpoint where opportunities exist for new solutions.

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Simba Information’s K-12 Mathematics Market Report 2016

Methodology

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Mathematics is Large Opportunity

Introduction

Learning about the Math Market

Size of the Market for Mathematics Instruction Materials

Trends in the Supplemental Math Market

Table 1.1: Position of Survey Respondents

Table 1.2: Grade Range Teach or Supervise

Table 1.3: Average Respondents Expenditure by Category of Math Materials

Chapter 2: Core Mathematics Instruction

Introduction

Using a Basal or Core Math Program

Use of Core Programs Has Declined Over Time

Most Widely Used Core Math Programs

Where Largest Core Programs Are Used: Geographically

Where Largest Core Programs Are Used: Grade Level

When Core Math Program Was Adopted

Satisfaction with Core Math Program

Table 2.1: Best Description of Core Math Curriculum Use

Table 2.2: Has basal/core math program

Table 2.3: Core Program Used

Table 2.4: Core Program Used, Adoption States vs. Open Territories

Table 2.5: Top Core Programs Used by Grade Levels

Table 2.6: How Recently Math Program was Adopted

Table 2.7: If doing over, would choose same

Chapter 3: The Move to Digital

Introduction

How Core Math Program Is Accessed

How Much Time with Digital Tools and Content

Websites Used and/or Recommended

Sources of Effective Supplemental Resources

Top Features that Encourage Selection

Table 3.1: How students most often access core math program

Table 3.2: Class Time Using Digital Tools

Table 3.3: Math Websites Used/Recommended

Table 3.4: Vendor that comes to mind first for effective supplemental resources

Table 3.5: Program Features that Encourage Selection

Chapter 4: Integrating Math into STEM

Introduction

Schools Make Progress toward STEM Integration

How Schools Approach STEM Integration

Most Significant Obstacle to STEM Integration

Table 4.1: Progress in Integration STEM

Table 4.2: Plan for Implementing STEM

Table 4.3: Single Biggest Obstacle to STEM Implementation

Chapter 5: Changing Standards & Assessments

Introduction

Why New Standards

Progress toward Implementing New Standards

New Standards Are Changing Mathematics Teaching

Changed Standards Lead to New Assessments

Administering New Assessments

Conclusion

Table 5.1: Progress on Implementing New Standards

Table 5.2: How Standards Change Teaching & Materials

Table 5.3: Schedule for Replacing State Exams with New Exams

Table 5.4: How Administering/Planning to Administer New Assessments

Appendix I: Survey Questions

Appendix II: Survey Results

Open Territories vs. Adoption States, Four Large States

Appendix III: Survey Results

By Region, By Job Title, By Grade level Responsibilities

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