IM K–5 Math Webinar 2

Webinar Series: Experience IM K–5 Math™

Illustrative Mathematics is hosting a series of live virtual webinar events that bring together experts and practitioners to discuss pressing topics in mathematics education today. Because of our commitment to creating a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics, we place a high priority on exploring relevant topics and engaging with math leaders in conversations that affect today’s students and educators. 

At each event, we will have IM representatives highlight features of our new IM K-5 Math curriculum, the highly-anticipated final chapter in the IM Math curricula suite. We will also share our vision for IM K–5 Math and how it can help create lifelong math learners.


Access to Mathematics through Language

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
2:30 PM–3:30 PM ET

In IM K–5 Math™, vocabulary is formally introduced after students have had time to make sense of mathematical ideas and learn new concepts. Join us in this conversation with math education professionals and school district leaders as we discuss ways to incorporate academic language practice into math instruction and share how these practices contribute to equitable and inclusive learning environments.

Vinci Daro
Director of STEM Learning, Envision Learning Partners

Anthony Jackson
Director of Community Schools Transformation, LAUSD

Enrique Acosta Jaramillo
Spanish Translation Lead, IM K–5 Math™

Liz Ramirez
Director of Implementation, Illustrative Mathematics

Georgina Rivera
School Administrator, 2nd Vice President, NCSM

All students need opportunities to practice and develop mathematical language. During the webinar, IM Certified Facilitator, Courtney Ortega will showcase features of the IM K–5 Math curriculum that support the development of academic language for all students and provide English learners access to complex math concepts.

This event will be hosted by Dionne Aminata, IM Marketing Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Lead Author, IM K–5 Math™.


Racial Justice in Math Education

November 10, 2021
60 minutes

Join our distinguished panel of scholars and educators as they examine ways to disrupt patterns of racial inequity in mathematics education and create an equitable framework for students.

You’ll also learn from IM Certified Facilitator, Ashley Powell, as she shares how IM’s problem-based approach and support for culturally responsive pedagogy helps to invite all students to the math. She demonstrates how students are encouraged to use their current understanding of math, their lived experiences, and the world around them as resources for problem solving. This event was hosted by Dionne Aminata, IM Marketing Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Lead Author, IM K–5 Math™.

A Focus on Student Thinking

September 15, 2021
60 minutes

This incredible line-up of experts and practitioners discussed the importance of centering student thinking, and shared their experiences with making the shift to a problem-based approach.

At IM, we built our curriculum on the principle that all students are capable of using what they know to learn and solve problems. Students learn math by doing math. During the webinar, IM Certified Facilitator Maureen O’Connell explained how our problem-based approach works, demonstrated an instructional routine, and shared the unique features of IM K–5 Math™ that support teachers with anticipating, understanding, advancing, and responding to student thinking.

This event was hosted by Dionne Aminata, IM Marketing Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Lead Author, IM K–5 Math™.

A Roundtable Celebration with the Authors

July 27, 2021
90 minutes

Celebrate with Illustrative Mathematics’s CEO William McCallum and the authors of IM K-5 Math at an extraordinary event, where they reunite and share their journey, lessons learned, favorite tasks, and their hopes for a successful launch.

IMagine — How do you IMagine students and teachers using IM K-5 Math? 

IMpact What do you hope for the curriculum’s IMpact on teaching and learning? 

IMpower — How does the curriculum intend to IMpower teachers and students? 

Interested in finding out more about IM K–5 Math? Get all the details here.