Middle School
Math (6–8)

A problem-based core program that sparks unparalleled levels of student engagement.

Kids truly get math
– and they love it.

Learn how we support teachers in transforming classrooms into hives of activity, questioning, and debate – and deeper learning follows.

Core Program Essentials

Our full-course curriculum comes complete with:

  • Student Materials – digital & print
  • Teacher Materials – including unit plans, lesson plans, digital and print assessments

  • Scope & Sequence

  • Integrated, lesson-specific supports for ELLs

  • Lesson-level strategies for students with disabilities

  • Family Resources

To foster success, a comprehensive suite of Professional Development options is available.

What Sets Our Core Curriculum Apart?

We truly foster mathematical literacy for students.

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.

Our teacher materials facilitate daily professional learning.

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.

Our topic-specific and activity-specific differentiation is groundbreaking.

From below-benchmark to accelerated learners, we provide content-specific resources within lessons, from warm up to cool down.

We foster the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions.

Discussion-filled classrooms beget deeper learning. Our materials encourage student communication and the development of problem-solving and reasoning skills.

Teachers adore our ‘Anticipated Misconceptions’ for prep.

Educators can easily prepare to recognize, analyze, and respond to common student struggles thanks to the scaffolding we provide with each lesson.

We’ve raised the bar for ELL support.

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.

Our curricula are tailor-built to standards.

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.

Quality Professional Learning
is the Essential Ingredient.

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.

Available in Digital and Print Versions

We meet you where you are on the digital continuum:

  • Integrated with common Learning Management Systems + Microsoft OneNote
  • Digital editions for 1:1 classrooms

  • Low-cost, enhanced print options available

Meet The Expert Authors

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.

Now Available for 2017–18 Adoption

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.