by Brooke Rose | Aug 21, 2018 | Grades 6–8

Growing up we usually think we are either a math person or not a math person. But, in preparing for this year I saw a picture that said ‘How to be a math person: Step 1: Do math Step 2: Be a person’ and I really started to look at math differently. I’ve been teaching...
by Illustrative Mathematics and 1 more | Aug 6, 2018 | Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Grades 9–12, Grades K–2

There are always so many things to do in preparation for a new school year. At this point of the summer, to-do lists start getting made, materials get purchased, rooms are organized, and math class planning begins. Whether you are using the IM 6–8 Math...
by Illustrative Mathematics | Jul 24, 2018 | Grades 6–8

By Kristin Gray, Jenna Laib, Sarah Caban Open House. Back-to-School Night. Family Welcome. Math Night. No matter what the name of the event that launches the school year, family members will arrive at your school with the same burning questions: What do I need to know...
by Illustrative Mathematics | Jul 23, 2018 | Grades 6–8, Professional Learning

Classroom environments that foster a sense of community that allows students to express their mathematical ideas—together with norms that expect students to communicate their mathematical thinking to their peers and teacher, both orally and in writing, using the...