April 2, 2019
The new IM Certified™ Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 includes OER, digital platforms, and print resources to provide flexible solutions for high school educators and students.
Tucson, AZ – April 2, 2019 — Today, Illustrative Mathematics (IM), the author and developer of the top-rated IM 6–8 Math curriculum and IM Certified™ professional learning, announced the launch of IM Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2. The new standards aligned, problem-based high school curriculum is specifically designed to nurture a comprehensive proficiency with functions, algebra, geometry, modeling, and statistics.
“As with IM 6–8, which meets expectations across all three review categories at EdReports.org, the new high school curriculum is offered through IM Certified partners who provide different options for districts, including free, print, and digitally enhanced,” said Dr. William McCallum, president of IM. “This means that schools no longer have to choose between having the highest quality materials or having the optimal user experience for teachers and students. With IM Math, they can have it all.”
IM Certified 6–12 Math includes embedded supports for students with disabilities and English language learners, and extensions for students who are ready for more. It provides practice problem sets with built-in cumulative review. It is also the only curriculum to offer Algebra 1 full course supports for students who may be struggling. Further, IM Certified 6–12 Math includes supports for teacher learning and understanding of math standards.
IM 6–8 Math and IM Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 are available through IM Certified partners McGraw-Hill Education, LearnZillion, and Kendall Hunt. Each partner provides unique benefits to ensure districts have the flexibility to choose the experience that best meets their unique needs without compromising on IM’s high-quality curriculum. The designation of “IM Certified” ensures the curriculum includes the latest enhancements and is aligned to IM’s philosophy, mission, and standards, and the professional learning is developed by IM’s expert-led authoring team and delivered by IM Certified Facilitators.
“IM’s decision to partner with a variety of publishers puts districts and schools in the driver’s seat for curricular decisions,” said Faith Muirhead, senior associate director, mathematics at the University of Delaware, Professional Development Center for Educators. “Without compromising quality, educators can make platform or print decisions based on their needs, resource allocation, and user preferences to design the most productive learning experiences for children.”
For more information about IM Certified math curriculum and professional learning for middle and high school go to: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/curriculum
About Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics. We develop and deliver core mathematics curricula along with deeply integrated professional learning experiences that ensure students receive engaging, high-quality mathematics instruction. Learn more at www.illustrativemathematics.org.
Leslie Eicher, APR