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 Sadie Estrella | Feb 3, 2019 | Grades 9–12

By Sadie Estrella Illustrative Mathematics’ high school curriculum is scheduled to be released this summer. This is an exciting time for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 teachers. I honestly am ready to take a job at a school just to have the opportunity to teach...
by Sarah Caban | Sep 4, 2018 | Grades 6–8

When I first started teaching, at the end of each day, I would open my teacher’s guide, grab my pen, and thumb through the stack of completed worksheets. My eyes would dart quickly from the red answers in the teacher’s guide to the corresponding answers on each...
by Illustrative Mathematics | Jan 30, 2018 | Professional Learning

The entire Illustrative Mathematics team spends a lot of time reading about teaching and learning. Most recently, we have been reading—some of us rereading—and reflecting on the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Mary Kay Stein and...
by Robin Moore | Jan 22, 2018 | Professional Learning

By Robin Moore As a coach, how can I help teachers structure their lesson-planning in order for students to unpack their mathematical understandings? This question is always at the forefront of my mind as I reflect on my work as an instructional coach. Most times, I...