by Illustrative Mathematics | Apr 15, 2019 | Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, Grades 9–12, Professional Learning

Illustrative Mathematics It was great to see so many of you at NCSM and NCTM in San Diego. If we missed you, or you weren’t able to attend, read our NCSM and NCTM round-up below. We enjoyed the conversations we had with those of you that are using the IM 6–8 Math...
by Jennifer Wilson and 1 more | Feb 28, 2019 | Grades 6–8, Professional Learning

By Jennifer Wilson and Vanessa Cerrahoglu Update 2020-May-04: IM has created a sample plan for a block schedule for Unit 1 for each of IM Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. (In order to make your own edits to the doc, use File –> Make a Copy.) Sample Unit...
by Kristin Umland | Dec 18, 2018 | Grades 6–8

Q: What is the fastest way to get a heated debate going about some topic in the IM 6–-8 math curriculum? A: Show people this graph from Lesson 4 in Unit 8.5: By Kristin Umland Many of us learned that time is always the independent variable, and should therefore always...
by Jennifer Wilson | Aug 28, 2018 | Grades 6–8

I asked my 15-year-old what she learned today at school. She paused for a moment and then answered, “What did you learn at school today?” It took me a while to think about what I had learned (which will make me more patient when I ask her again tomorrow), and then I...
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...