Illustrative-Math

A world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.

Illustrative Mathematics (IM) is a problem-based core curriculum designed to address content and practice standards to foster learning for all.  Students learn by doing math, solving  problems in mathematical and real-world-contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language.  Teachers can shift their instruction to facilitate student learning with high-leverage routines which guides learners to understand and make connections between concepts and procedures.

IM 6-8 Math is focused on supporting teachers in the use of research-based instructional routines to facilitate student learning.  This is the top-rated middle school curriculum across all programs reviewed by EdReports, an independent nonprofit that reviews K-12 instructional materials for focus, coherence, and rigor.  Currently, the curricula is geared for 6th – 8th grades with high school launching Fall 2019.  Elementary curricula will be released Fall 2021 with a pilot during the 2020-2021 school year.

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Training Options:

Teaching and Learning with IM 6–8 Math Curriculum

Description: During this two-day implementation onsite event, teachers and coaches will be guided by an IM Certified facilitator to gain first-hand experience and fluency with the IM curricula. Unit 1 overview included. 

Attendees will understand:

  • The structure of an IM lesson—invitation, deep dive, and consolidation/application—and its learning goals.
  • The available assessment resources and their purposes.
  • Instructional routines and their value in the IM curriculum.
  • The 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematical Discussion, and how the IM curriculum uses them to support teachers in their planning and to support student discourse.
  • How Math Language Routines in the IM curriculum support English learners and students with disabilities.
  • How to organize and plan for Lesson 1.
  • Techniques for setting classroom norms that support problem-based learning.

Audience: Teachers and Coaches

Duration of Training: 12 hours

IM 6–8 Math Unit Overviews

Description: Unit overviews support teachers to make effective instructional decisions such as engaging students, effective questioning, pacing, formative assessment, and differentiation, through making visible the big ideas and coherence within a unit, and how understanding the trajectory of learning goals across lesson supports effective planning.

Duration of Training: 2 hours, 8 per grade level, total of 24 hours.

Method of Training: Virtual

IM 6–8 Math 5 Practices: Looking at a Case Study*

Description: Gain an understanding of the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions, and how the curriculum embeds this planning structure in the lessons.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6–8 Math Instructional Routines*

Description: Explore the three important mathematical routines used in the IM curriculum: Notice and Wonder, Number Talk, and Which One Doesn’t Belong. Plus, gain effective guidance on how these routines are used in IM.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6–8 Math: Math Language Routines 1*

Description: Explore four Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) that support the learning of mathematics and English language development:  Stronger and Clearer Each Time, Co-craft Questions and Problems, Collect and Display, and Three Reads

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6–8 Math: Math Language Routines 1*

Description: Explore four Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) that support the learning of mathematics and English language development:  Stronger and Clearer Each Time, Co-craft Questions and Problems, Collect and Display, and Three Reads

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6–8 Math: Math Language Routines 1*

Description: Explore four Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) that support the learning of mathematics and English language development:  Stronger and Clearer Each Time, Co-craft Questions and Problems, Collect and Display, and Three Reads

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6–8 Math Math Language Routines 2*

Description: Explore four more Math Language Routines (MLRs) that support the learning of mathematics and English language development: Compare and Connect, Critique, Correct, Clarify, Discussion Supports, and Info Gap.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6–8 Math Facilitated Unit and Lesson Planning*

Description: Collaborate with the IM facilitator on an effective unit and planning structure that focuses the learning across the unit.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6–8 Math 5 Practices: Looking at Student Work*

Description: Gain a deeper understanding of the 5 Practices by selecting and sequencing student work from curriculum lessons, and discussing classroom scenarios that could arise and impact instruction.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

Teaching & Responding with IM 6–8 Math Curriculum

Description: This advanced two-day onsite event brings teachers and coaches together with an IM Certified facilitator for a series of units where they’ll gain firsthand experience and fluency with the IM curriculum.

Agenda:
Day 1:
5 Practices level 2
Using cool-downs to plan instruction
Day 2:
Curriculum diagrams and representations
Working in a productive PLC

Goals:

  • Take a level 2 deep dive into the 5 Practices with scenario discussions.
  • Discover the value of cool-downs as a tool for identifying opportunities for improvement in instructional planning.
  • Learn how diagrams and representations support student understanding.
  • Use PLC protocols to establish processes that encourage collaboration and productivity.

Duration of Training: 12 hours

IM 6-8 Math Using Cool-downs to Plan Instruction*

Audience: Teachers

Description: Use student cool-downs as a formative assessment for identifying how to address student misconceptions or misunderstandings in future lessons, and purposefully differentiate instruction.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6-8 Math Using Pre-Unit Diagnostic Assessments to Plan Instruction*

Audience: Teachers

Description: Discover how the Pre-Unit Diagnostic Assessment can help uncover student misconceptions or misunderstandings, and illuminate opportunities to address them in future lessons through purposefully differentiated instruction.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6-8 Math Curriculum Diagrams and Representations*

Audience: Teachers

Description: Understand the progression of important mathematical diagrams and representations in the curriculum, and how they help students understand concepts and algorithms.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

IM 6-8 Math Working in a Productive PLC*

Audience: Teachers

Description: Teachers will learn to collaboratively use PLC Protocols to plan, observe, and reflect on lessons while monitoring self-progress throughout the year. They’ll learn to establish processes for working together to more productively use their PLC time for lesson planning based on their students’ unique needs.

Duration of Training: 3 hours

Training will be held onsite, unless noted. 

*Denotes training can be combined with another three hour training module. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Mathiesen or 605-394-1876.