Instructional Materials

We are committed to making high-quality, low-cost educational resources available to every student.

Our products are openly licensed (CC BY), closely aligned to standards, and accessible to all students, regardless of first language or special needs.

To deliver this core content, we partner with the nation’s leading authors, whose work is embraced throughout K-12. Our materials have been designed by proven experts and crafted by subject-matter authorities.

We currently offer a Middle School Math curriculum, with plans to add ELA curriculum options later this year.

Quality Standards


  • ENGAGING CONTENT
    ENGAGING CONTENT

    Engaging content for both students and educators, designed for district wide implementations

  • SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
    SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    Unique and “designed in” research-based supports for English Language Learners

  • ALIGNMENT TO STATE STANDARDS
    ALIGNMENT TO STATE STANDARDS

    Alignment to state standards, with coherence, focus and rigor

MATHEMATICS


Illustrative Mathematics, the nonprofit math organization founded by noted mathematician and state standards author William McCallum, crafted our Middle School Math curriculum for grades 6-8.

The Illustrative Mathematics curriculum is focused, coherent, and rigorous. It is built on carefully crafted and sequenced problems following sound progressions of concepts and skills. The program takes seriously the need for students to develop a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and the ability to use mathematics in real-world contexts. Its instructional approach is based on a small but powerful repertoire of teacher moves, adapted to different learning goals.

The curriculum has baked-in supports for English Language Learners and is adaptable to the needs of a diverse range of student abilities.

The Illustrative Mathematics curriculum is focused, coherent, and rigorous. It is built on carefully crafted and sequenced problems following sound progressions of concepts and skills. It takes seriously the need for students to develop a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and the ability to use mathematics in real-world contexts. Its instructional approach is based on a small but powerful repertoire of teacher moves adapted to different learning goals. It has baked-in supports for English language learners and is adaptable to the needs of a diverse range of student needs and abilities.

Explore Our Materials

Our materials will be openly available to districts for 2017-18 adoption, complete with the professional development and support services to foster successful implementation.

To learn more about our programs or to preview samples materials, please contact us at info@openup.org.