Des Moines Public Schools


As a result of hundreds of hours of conversations, observations, and data collection, Illustrative Mathematics has identified Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) as exemplary of the IM Classroom model. This case study captures the district’s journey from their decision to adopt IM 9–12 Math™ to the successful implementation of the program. While the narratives within this study are specific to DMPS, the educational themes and pathways to success will resonate with many school districts across the nation.

We hope you take inspiration in the stories that you will read about Des Moines Public Schools’ journey. Join us in IM’s vision of creating a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.

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