The following books and resources have been recommended by various Essential school teachers and consultants interviewed for this article:
- CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION STANDARDS SCHOOL MATHEMATICS, NCTM, 1606 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
- MATH AND SCIENCE FRAMEWORK CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS K-12. Publication Sales, California State Dept. of Education, PO Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271.
- “Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education,” National Research Council, National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20418.
- Connecticut Multi-State Performance Assessment Collaborative Team (COMPACT), Connecticut State Dept. of Education and the National Science Foundation, Box 2219, Conn. Dept. of Education, Hartford, CT 06145. Tel. 203-566-4001 203-566-4001 .
- SCIENCE FOR ALL AMERICANS, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1333 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005.
- TEACHING ADVANCED SKILLS TO AT-RISK STUDENTS (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991). A collection including articles by Herb Rosenfeld, Alan Collins, Lauren Resnick, and others.
- UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SCHOOL MATHEMATICS PROJECT (the largest university-based program to overhaul math curriculum), Scott Foresman, 1900 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025. Tel 800-554-4411 800-554-4411 .
- Interactive Math Project, integrated math program for the high school years, EQUALS, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tel. 415-642-1823 415-642-1823 .
- Project AIMS Publications (Association of Illinois Middle Schools), AIMS Education Foundation, PO Box 8120, Fresno, CA 93747.