Learn how we support teachers in transforming classrooms into hives of activity, questioning, and debate – and deeper learning follows.
Our signature mathematical language routines (MLRs) offer detailed guidance for developing students into mathematical thinkers. Facilitate and assess students’ ability to communicate mathematical thinking verbally, visually, and in writing.
Every lesson plan contains topic-specific professional learning resources. Our materials speak intelligently and professionally to educators, meeting teachers where they are in their practice and advancing them.
From below-benchmark to accelerated learners, we provide content-specific resources within lessons, from warm up to cool down.
Discussion-filled classrooms beget deeper learning. Our materials encourage student communication and the development of problem-solving and reasoning skills.
Educators can easily prepare to recognize, analyze, and respond to common student struggles thanks to the scaffolding we provide with each lesson.
Our integrated English language learner scaffolds are rich in topic- and activity-specific guidance. The Stanford University UL SCALE team, led by acclaimed neurolinguist Kenji Hakuta, guides our pioneering approach.
Authored by noted mathematician and standards author Bill McCallum of Illustrative Mathematics, our programs use state standards as a foundation. All curricula receive quality reviews against acclaimed alignment rubrics (IMET, EQuIP), conducted by leading experts.
Our program is designed to elevate math practice – and success starts with supporting teachers with any necessary shifts.
We tailor professional learning and support recommendations to each district’s schedule, staffing, and delivery needs. In addition to our curriculum-embedded professional learning content, we offer:
On-site introduction to themes, routines, practices, and design of materials.
Workshops devoted to modeling and supporting practice change.
Facilitation of peer-supported work, activating PLCs to build district capacity.
Remote-based ‘phone an expert’ support, to give teachers real-time help when needed.
We meet you where you are on the digital continuum:
Digital editions for 1:1 classrooms
Low-cost, enhanced print options available
Our curriculum is developed by Illustrative Mathematics, a nonprofit founded by noted mathematician and standards author Bill McCallum.
The Illustrative Mathematics team has extensive experience with materials development, based on years of providing free resources to the K-12 community.
These core programs – which are currently being finalized in a six-district, 175-teacher beta collaboration with the authors – will be published as openly-licensed curricula in Summer 2017.
We gladly provide tours of the materials to districts considering math programs for the ‘17-18 school year.