IM 6–8 MATH
The curriculum facilitates productive struggle for our learners, and teachers have been excited to shift their instruction from being the ‘sage on the stage’ to the ‘guide on the side.
— Corrine Williams, Secondary Math Specialist, Evergreen Public Schools, WA
This curriculum is brilliantly written. After teaching this program, I really felt it met the learning needs of our students.
— Stephanie Marvicsin, Teacher, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, CA
Successfully Used in Over 200 Districts with Over 300,000 Students.
The IM 6–8 MATH certified curriculum is built on research-based principles to ensure teachers have the tools needed to facilitate student success. The curriculum is available in both print and digital versions.
IM 6–8 MATH meets expectations in all EdReports Gateways. EdReports is an independent nonprofit that reviews K–12 instructional materials for focus, coherence, and rigor. Read the full analysis for Kendall Hunt, LearnZillion, and McGraw Hill.
About IM 6–8 Math
Developing Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Fluency
As each unit progresses, students are systematically introduced to representations, contexts, concepts, language, and notation. As their learning progresses, they make connections between different representations and strategies, consolidating their conceptual understanding, and see and understand more efficient methods of solving problems, supporting the shift toward procedural fluency. The distributed practice problems give students ongoing practice, which also supports developing procedural proficiency.
Students have opportunities to make connections to real-world contexts throughout the materials. Carefully chosen anchor contexts are used to motivate new mathematical concepts, and students have many opportunities to make connections between contexts and the concepts they are learning.
The Five Practices
Selected activities are structured using Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2011).
Different instructional tasks serve different purposes. Examples include:
- provide experience with a new context
- introduce a new concept and associated language
- introduce a new representation
- formalize the definition of a term for an idea previously encountered informally
- identify and resolve common mistakes and misconceptions
- practice using mathematical language
- work toward mastery of a concept or procedure
- provide an opportunity to apply mathematics to a modeling or other application problem
The IM Accelerated Difference
A Condensed and Comprehensive Two-year Pathway That Addresses all Standards
IM 6–8 Math Accelerated, a compressed version of IM 6–8 Math, is a thoughtful alternative to conventional accelerated programs because its design eliminates the possibility for unfinished learning as students arrive at Algebra 1. It includes all of the standards in IM 6–8 Math and compacts them into a two-year curriculum meant to be covered during grades 6 and 7. The pace is faster than IM 6–8 Math, but no crucial mathematical concepts are left-out.
IM Certified Professional Learning
IM Professional Learning for mathematics is deeply integrated with the curriculum. The program provides teachers and leaders long-term, sustainable support for developing, refining, and reflecting on instructional practices.
Family-owned and operated, we at Kendall Hunt have a 75-year tradition of providing innovative curricula to meet the specific needs of students and teachers. Illustrative Mathematics is the latest addition to our lineup of hands-on science, mathematics, gifted and virtual reality curricula for grades PreK-12. We provide the only free, digital middle school and high school mathematics curriculum for students in grades 6-12, along with high-quality printed resources to ensure you and your students are making the most of your Illustrative Mathematics problem-based curriculum.
LearnZillion helps schools and districts implement the highest-quality curriculum. LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics, certified by Illustrative Mathematics, comes in digital and print formats that include easy-to-use lesson plans, built-in teacher guidance, and student materials. LearnZillion’s implementation removes barriers for teachers while supporting schools and districts in integrating Illustrative Mathematics into their existing systems.
At McGraw Hill, learning science guides everything we do, fueling our mission to help students and teachers succeed. Our new partnership with Illustrative Mathematics is part of that mission, allowing us to deliver their problem-based core curriculum on our Open Learning Platform with print resources to fully support your implementation.