Grade Levels: Middle School
Why is the Kendall Hunt and Illustrative Mathematics partnership important?
As Illustrative Mathematics' new partner, Kendall Hunt is providing the ONLY FREE, digital IM CertifiedTM middle school math curricula for students in grades 6-8. This includes elementary math (Coming Fall 2021) and high school math: Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2.
In addition to the digital content, Kendall Hunt also distributes IM CertifiedTM IM Professional LearningTM as well as print versions of the curricula.
What does IM CertifiedTM mean?
Educators who select IM Certified curricula and IM Professional Learning through Kendall Hunt have the assurance that we have committed to:
Why take advantage of print versions and IM Professional LearningTM options?
Kendall Hunt offers print versions of student workbooks, teacher guides, and teacher resources to make the most of the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum. Our high-quality workbooks and guides allow teachers to easily follow along and instruct their students while also acting as an additional resource for “creating a world where learners know, use and enjoy mathematics.”
Shifting to a problem-based mathematics curriculum can be a difficult transition for ma
ny educators. Professional Learning combined with the digital and print middle school curricula presents an avenue for teachers to grow and watch their students, in turn, mature into better mathematicians. The certified training also provides support and clarity to educators and administrators while creating an avenue of engagement and deeper understanding.
This isn’t your typical professional learning opportunity. IM Certified training is taught by Facilitators who understand that each teacher’s needs are unique. Districts select the professional development experience that best meets their needs-from an introductory session, to year-long support, to a three-year development package that builds teacher, coach, and leader capacity.
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Want to try the IM 6-8 MathTM curricula?
IM 6-8 Math was originally developed by Open Up Resources and authored by Illustrative Mathematics, and is copyright 2017-2019 by Open Up Resources. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). OUR's 6-8 Math Curriculum is available at https://openupresources.org/math-curriculum/.
Performed by IM Certified Facilitators, we’ll make sure that the transition into a problem-based curriculum is comprehensive and easy for educators to implement.
IM Professional Learning Features:
Designed to Support Shifts in Instructional Practice: Moving to a problem-based mathematics curriculum represents a significant practice shift for many educators. IM Professional Learning certified by IM guides teachers through the meaningful paradigm shifts that lead to improved student outcomes.
Delivered by Master Educators: IM Certified Facilitators undergo a rigorous qualification and training process to gain mastery in delivering impactful learning experiences based on the author’s intent.
Sustainable, Scalable Learning: IM Certified learning is tailored to meet teachers where they are on the learning continuum, allowing educators at every level to develop their skills over time. Districts select the learning experience that best meets their needs—from an introductory session, to year-long support, to a three-year development package that builds teacher, coach, and leader capacity.
Proven to Boost Educator Effectiveness: Our suite of professional tools helps teachers develop the skills and confidence to implement standards-aligned instruction, ensure curricular coherence within and across grade levels, facilitate meaningful mathematics discussions, and implement instructional routines that engage students and improve their learning.
Based on IM 6-8 Math - highly rated by EdReports - IM 6-8 Math Accelerated certified by Illustrative Mathematics addresses the need for a comprehensive, aligned, and effective accelerated pathway to Algebra 1. IM 6-8 Math Accelerated is built upon IM 6-8 Math and shares the same activity, lesson and unit structures and thoughtful progression and coherence across each activity, lesson, and course.
Conventional accelerated programs advance students by skipping content or entire grades. With current state 6–8 standards that are significantly more demanding than standards in place prior to 2010, this approach is creating significant knowledge gaps as students approach higher grade-level mathematics. IM 6–8 Math Accelerated thoughtfully compacts 6–8 content into two courses and does not skip any foundational concepts. As a result, it is possible to place students who are ready for acceleration on an accelerated pathway to Algebra 1 in grade 8 and achieve a solid K–8 mathematics foundation.
IM 6–8 Math Accelerated certified by Illustrative Mathematics features and benefits:
Summer Connection Packets were created in an effort to support students and ensure they are prepared for in grade level learning by late summer/early fall, feature the most critical math lessons - grade-level content that is considered to be imperative and was missed due to school closures.
Along with the packets, Schoolkit has created a video learning series compiled of 24 videos for each grade that were selected to support fall-readiness for students as they prepare to enter the next grade in mathematics. While there are far more than 24 essential lessons at each grade, they identify key lessons aligned to major work of the grade that are necessary for students to find success in math.