Math programs for K12 education

By: | Issue: February, 2019
January 11, 2019
Many math programs feature a combination of digital, print and hands-on activities for students; provide educators with PD opportunities, such as on-site and video coaching; and generate assessment data to help personalize instruction.Many math programs feature a combination of digital, print and hands-on activities for students; provide educators with PD opportunities, such as on-site and video coaching; and generate assessment data to help personalize instruction.

Educators can teach math just as effectively by showing basketball footage as by having students solve for X. Many math programs feature a combination of digital, print and hands-on activities that let students work with square counting blocks in the classroom and play games online.

These systems provide educators with PD opportunities, such as on-site and video coaching, and also generate assessment data on how to personalize instruction.

REFLEX

ExploreLearning  

Students in grades 2 through 6 play games on this adaptive system to master math operations, from addition to division. Teachers can use Reflex to teach students with disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. This system also provides targeted interventions for students who have fallen behind in math.

reflexmath.com

MATH TECHBOOK

Discovery Education

This digital textbook features videos and gamelike activities for grades 6 through 8. Educators can create and randomize assessment questions that students can complete in multiple sessions after saving their work. A new series of math problems features NBA and WNBA game footage and statistics to teach students various concepts such as probability, ratios, variables and equations. 

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DIMENSIONS MATH PK-5 SERIES

Singapore Math

In this digital curriculum, five “characters” help students solve math problems by offering suggestions and clues. Lessons begin with students using everyday objects to think concretely about concepts. Next, the program presents these concepts as illustrations before introducing word problems.

dimensionsmath.com

MATH TASKS

Hand2mind

These classroom kits feature various objects, such as blue counting blocks and colored rods in varying lengths, to teach math concepts. Other bundles include cubes that snap together, and boards with pegs that students can put rubber bands on to make shapes. Each kit has a teacher’s guide that contains tasks and games.

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ISTATION MATH

Istation

On this computer-based platform, students from preschool through eighth grade first complete a 30-minute math assessment, and then Istation Math assigns them number games based on the results. Students learn concepts such as geometry, algebra and data analysis. Teachers have access to personalized data profiles to guide instructional decision-making.

www.istation.com/Math

ARRIVE MATH BOOSTER 

McGraw-Hill Education

This K8 curriculum features digital lessons, hands-on activities and board games. The digital lessons consist of three-minute videos that introduce skills and concepts, a series of activities, and a five-question assessment to guide instruction. Students can also participate in 15-minute lessons using classroom objects, and select one of 54 board games to play with their classmates.

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EMF MATH

Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science

This online curriculum for grades 6 through 8 covers prealgebra through precalculus, including advanced topics in modern mathematics. Interactive tools and automatic grading provide students with immediate feedback. Students can also use online message boards to discuss math concepts. Schools get free access to the first EMF Math course.

EMFmath.com/schools

BIG IDEAS LEARNING: MODELING REAL LIFE

Big Ideas Learning 

Students connect math problems to real-life situations in this new K8 book series. The eighth-grade edition, for example, presents a scenario in which students must prepare for a hurricane. After watching an accompanying video, students use math concepts to figure out the hurricane’s wind speed and distance away.

bigideaslearning.com

VIFS FACT FLUENCY SYSTEM

First In Math

This online math program helps K8 students learn basic facts through instructional videos and digital games. Students also learn how to decompose, add and subtract numbers. VIFs is compatible with Windows, MacOS, IOS, and Android devices.

firstinmath.com 

HMH INTO MATH AND INTO AGA 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Into Math (K8) and Into AGA (grades 9 through 12) curricula of digital and print content include assessments that measure student growth. The curricula also feature online and in-person coaching opportunities developed by Math Solutions. Students learn concepts through real-life scenarios, such as students in a band determining the cost of their tour.

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READY CLASSROOM MATHEMATICS

Curriculum Associates

Available for implementation in grades K-5 for Back to School 2019, Ready Classroom Mathematics empowers all students to own their learning through discourse-based instruction that embodies the true intent and demands of the standards. Purposeful data drive instruction while providing support to teachers as they facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse. Ready Classroom Mathematics is engaging for all learners and manageable for teachers.

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REVEAL MATH

McGraw-Hill Education

This K12 core math program provides assessments that students must complete in a short amount of time and sends the results to teachers in real time. Teachers can use rubrics to evaluate student responses to math problems, which usually focus on thinking and not just the answers. The program also features group exercises for the classroom and teacher questions to help students connect work to mathematical ideas.

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