K-5 Research

Built on the Science of Learning

Reveal Math™ is based on research-validated classroom practices, guidance from our expert authorship team, and current academic research brought forward by our learning scientists. The design and delivery model of Reveal Math were guided by direct focus group feedback from hundreds of educators across the country, extensive in-classroom testing, and individualized user experience testing of the technology.

Research Foundations

The foundational constructs of the program are rooted in academic research and best practices for teaching and learning, and math curriculum. This research base focused on how learning happens, includes inputs cutting across several scholarly fields, including education, psychology, and cognitive science.

Effective Math Instruction

Focus, Coherence, and Rigor—the three key shifts in mathematics identified by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics —were foundational in the planning and development of Reveal Math.

Feedback Loops

Effective instruction depends critically on individual students’ evolving understanding of concepts throughout the learning process. Therefore, the delivery of immediate, relevant feedback is integral to the program’s ability to support teachers and learners.

Productive Struggle

Providing opportunities for students to persevere with rich tasks and reflect on their own mathematical thinking supports the goal of helping all students to develop a growth mindset and become successful, engaged problem solvers.

Language Development

Learning mathematics involves understanding and developing fluency in the language of math. Collaboration presents opportunities for discourse with peers that can drive students towards fluency in language and mathematics.

Program Philosophy

Based on the findings from research, these guiding principles were established to frame the program philosophy and pedagogy:


Learn more about the research foundation of Reveal Math:Research Brochure

Locate additional academic research and white papers that document the development of Reveal Math at our McGraw-Hill Education Research Portal