Project M2: Mentoring Young Mathematicians is a series of six curriculum units designed for grades K-2 to foster inquiry and engage students in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication activities. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for geometry and measurement, Project M² units focus on “in-depth” mathematics using research-based practices and standards in mathematics education and early childhood education. At each grade level, one unit focuses on geometry and the other on measurement as key areas of emphasis. Through the use of engaging characters who guide students through the curriculum, students are led to new learning environments where they can develop reasoning and communication skills related to each area of emphasis.
Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds is a series of curriculum units developed to motivate and challenge mathematically talented students at the elementary level. It has long been recognized as one of the nation’s top programs in gifted mathematics education, and now available in Flourish, it delivers even more ways for teachers to motivate and challenge advanced students in grades 3-6. Supporting the Common Core Standards and based on NAGC exemplary practices, Project M3facilitates learning with a digital eBook for teachers that provides organization and suggested pacing for each unit, includes rubrics, and differentiates instruction. The curriculum features explorations of simulated or real-life problems so students can actively solve them in the same ways that practicing mathematicians do.
Grades: Middle School
Pre-Algebra option by Math Innovations is a program designed to engage high-ability students in gaining a richer, deeper, and more proficient understanding of mathematics. Mathematical ideas are presented in a real-world context to help students understand how math is related and relevant to their daily lives. As an accelerated Pre-Algebra option, the coursework is rigorous as the pacing is increased and the amount of material students cover is greater, focusing on higher-level creativity and critical thinking.
The Center for Gifted Education curriculum was carefully developed through years of research and field testing. Curriculum units are available for language arts, social studies and science. All are based on an integrated curriculum model that matches key characteristics of gifted students to the curriculum design and ensures a cohesive approach to learning across all disciplines and units.