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# Illustrative Mathematics® News and Updates

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the very latest news stories, articles, interviews, and press releases.

## IM News

## Illinois Students Show Significant Growth on IAR with Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics (IM), a nonprofit dedicated to creating a world where all learners know, use and enjoy mathematics, announces the IM Experience—wrap-around resources and events intended to make math instruction effective throughout the exploration and implementation of IM K–12 Math. The IM Classroom integrates key pillars of support that are essential to building and sustaining a problem-based math instruction program.

## Illustrative Mathematics Introduces ‘IM Experience’ and ‘IM Classroom,’ Helping Leaders Implement An Effective K–12 Math Curriculum

Illustrative Mathematics (IM), a nonprofit dedicated to creating a world where all learners know, use and enjoy mathematics, announces the IM Experience—wrap-around resources and events intended to make math instruction effective throughout the exploration and implementation of IM K–12 Math. The IM Classroom integrates key pillars of support that are essential to building and sustaining a problem-based math instruction program.

## Educational Resources Impact Fund at Maycomb Capital closes flexible, mission-aligned loans to increase access to high-quality instructional materials

BALTIMORE, Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This week at the Mission Investors Exchange National Conference, Maycomb Capital announced the first loans out of a new, flexible, mission-aligned debt vehicle called the Educational Resources Impact Fund (ERIF).

## IM Resource Hub Tutorial

Join Kristin Gray, K–5 Director of Curriculum and Professional Learning, IM K–5 Math v.I, for an in-depth look at our new K–5 curriculum. She’ll give a tour of the teacher materials, demonstrate the lesson structure from warm-up to cool down, and explain how centers support math fluency.

## EdReports Announces IM K–5 Math Certified by Illustrative Mathematics Meets Expectations Across All Three Gateways

Math curricula offered by IM Certified Partners Imagine Learning and Kendall Hunt earn high marks for focus and coherence, rigor and mathematical practices, and usability

## Government Culture Business Education Health Police & Fire Sports Weekly Review National tour to celebrate Delaware’s shift in math education

Michelle Hawley, supervisor of mathematics at Brandywine School District, said that the most prominent improvement to Delaware math has come at the middle school level, where they have been teaching “Kendall Hunt’s Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math,” published in 2019.

## Illustrative Mathematics Celebrates 10th Anniversary and the Release of the Complete IM K–12 Math Curriculum

IM was founded in 2011 at the University of Arizona and has operated as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 2013. IM’s vision is to create a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.

## Illustrative Mathematics Introduces IM K–5 Math™ Curriculum

Core, problem-based curriculum for elementary schools completes the coherent, standards-aligned IM K–12 Math curriculum Tucson, AZ — July 15, 2021 — Illustrative Mathematics® (IM), the author and...

## Illustrative Mathematics 9–12 Math Wins Silver Stevie Award in 2021 American Business Awards

Tucson, AZ — June 10, 2021 — Illustrative Mathematics (IM) 9–12 Math certified by Illustrative Mathematics has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the Mathematics Instructional...

## Illustrative Mathematics Names Brandi Tyler as VP of Marketing

Illustrative Mathematics (IM), the author and developer of the highly rated IM 6–12 Math curriculum, today announced the appointment of Brandi Tyler as vice president of marketing.

## IM 9–12 Math is a problem-based core curriculum for high school learners

IM 9–12 Math™ certified by Illustrative Mathematics is a problem-based core curriculum designed to address content and practice standards to foster learning for all. The teacher-tested, research-based curriculum is built around focus, coherence, and rigor.

## Bill McCallum Talks Learning Loss on EdTech Today

IM’s CEO Bill McCallum went on EdTech Today in February to talk about how learning loss has scaled during the pandemic and how educators can help students. He talks about how we can’t just sit kids in front of a computer to help them catch up and how we need new solutions to set kids up for success.

## Illustrative Mathematics, Family Engagement Lab, and Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Collaborate to Support Family Engagement in Math

Tucson, AZ — Feb. 24, 2021 — Illustrative Mathematics (IM) and Family Engagement Lab have partnered to bridge classroom curriculum and at-home learning in elementary school mathematics. Through this partnership, Family Engagement Lab will align its FASTalk (Families and Schools Talk) family engagement tool with the IM K–5 Math curriculum. Together, the two nonprofits will collaborate with Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to make the new tool available at participating pilot sites in Los Angeles Unified School District starting this month.

## Rethinking Intervention: Bill McCallum, Illustrative Mathematics

Bill McCallum, CEO of Illustrative Mathematics, discusses what we know works and does not work to intervene effectively and accelerate student learning.

## How to Help Students Develop Lifelong Math Skills

To build lifelong math skills, providing equitable access to rigorous, grade-level math content is essential

## CZI Celebrates 5 Years of Supporting Initiatives to Impact Student Achievement

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, one of IM’s generous supporters, is celebrating its 5-year anniversary. As part of the celebration, CZI has posted resources from its partners, including IM K–5 Math.

## Engaging Families in a Math Night

Students arrive at middle level or high school with different experiences and perspectives on what “doing math” means. Their families do, too. Every school year, families share common questions…

## LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics Student Spotlight Lessons Now Available for Classroom and Distance Learning

PRWEB | Scottsdale, Arizona — Today, education software company LearnZillion announced that Spotlight Lessons aligned with its recently launched Student Spotlight Project have been integrated into...

## LearnZillion Announces Virtual, Student-Led Video Series

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 Today, education software company LearnZillion announced the launch of its Student Spotlight Project, a new series of engaging, student-led...

## Tackling Unfinished Learning in Mathematics

BY WILLIAM G. MCCALLUM, KATE NOWAK, KRISTIN GRAY, KEVIN LINER, AND DAVID PETERSEN September 30th, 2020 As schools across the nation resume in person or virtually, unfinished learning and achievement...

## How to Accelerate Learning for All Students in the 2020–21 School Year

Stephanie Hirsh, September 1, 2020 With a new school year set to begin, teachers are still dealing with a number of challenges related to what educators are referring to as the COVID-19 slide or...

## How to Redesign Accelerated Math Programs for Middle School Students

As school begins this fall, many students are returning with unfinished learning in mathematics due to COVID-19 school closures last spring. This makes it more important than ever to be...

## LearnZillion and Illustrative Mathematics Announce New Educator Resources To Support Student Learning Amid COVID-19

Latest resources expand upon the supports for educators and students offered by Edgenuity throughout the pandemicWashington (PRWEB) August 20, 2020 — LearnZillion, a leading provider of K–12...

## How to Make Lessons Cohesive When Teaching Both Remote and In-Person Classes

By Sarah Schwartz — August 5, 2020 Even in schools offering face-to-face instruction this fall, one “class” of students likely won’t be the coherent unit that it was in past years. Within one 5th...

## LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math and Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 Wins Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

July 26, 2020 — Tucson, AZ — LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics (IM) 6–8 Math and Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 has been named a winner in the Software category of the 2020 Tech & Learning...

## Illustrative Mathematics Moves Professional Learning to Virtual Offering

July 15, 2020Tucson, AZ — July 15, 2020 — The reality of inequities in educator and student readiness to implement distance learning has become clear during the COVID-19 outbreak. To support...

## Illustrative Mathematics Introduces IM Certified COVID-19 Response Resources

July 7, 2020Tucson, AZ — Jul 7, 2020 — As schools prepare for the upcoming school year, educators are concerned about academic impacts from COVID-19 school closures. To help K–12 educators address...

## In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education and Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Illustrative Mathematics has co-developed videos for Grades 6–9 students to support summer learning.

July 01, 2020 8:19 AM in News Source: WBRZ. By: WBRZ Staff BATON ROUGE - Education doesn't have to come to an end with summer vacation and the Louisiana Department of Education is proving this with...

## Elementary Schools to Pilot Illustrative Mathematics K–5 Math Curriculum and Professional Learning

June 30, 2020More than 4,500 teachers and 77,000 students nationwide will pilot the problem-based core curriculum and professional learning this fallTucson, AZ — June 30, 2020 — Illustrative...

## Teachers Using Illustrative Mathematics K–12 Curriculum Report Positive Impact on Teaching Practices and Student Knowledge in Mathematics

June 16, 2020Tucson, AZ — June 16, 2020 — More than 70 percent of teachers reported improvements in their teaching practices and an increase in students’ knowledge of mathematics as a result of...

## TEACHER VOICE: This parent intervention helps sixth-graders relate — to math

Sixth grade can be a difficult year, filled with plenty of pre-teen angst and drama. Students are engaged in a constant battle, trying to find their own voices without drawing too much attention to...

## Illustrative Mathematics Appoints Kristin Umland as President

June 9, 2020Two additional leadership team changes announced for key product strategy and program management rolesTucson, AZ – June 9, 2020 — Today, Illustrative Mathematics (IM), the author and...

## Illustrative Mathematics Provides Free Daily Questions to Help K–5 Teachers and Families Prompt Math Discussions at Home

May 20, 2020K–5 distance learning support includes daily image, grade-level aligned questions and activities to do at homeTucson, AZ — May 20, 2020 — In a distance learning model, how can K–5...

## Illustrative Mathematics Expands Certification Program for IM Facilitators to Grades K–5

May 12, 2020IM Certified Facilitators deliver high-quality professional learning experiences to guide and support educators in implementing IM K–12 Math curriculaTucson, AZ — May 12, 2020 — Over the...

## IM featured as one of the best math online resources for distance learning

Learning math online isn’t always easy! Luckily there are some great math websites for teaching math virtually. We’ve gathered a list of teacher-approved sites that includes resources, games,...

## National Survey Tracks Impact of Coronavirus on Schools: 10 Key Findings

## IM curriculum-aligned interim assessments

BY ESCHOOL NEWS STAFF April 7th, 2020 Pinpoint students’ learning strengths and needs in real time CenterPoint has made its entire suite of products free for schools and individual teachers through...

## Problem-Based Middle School Math Curriculum featuring Illustrative Mathematics

Problem-Based Middle School Math Curriculum April 1, 2020 This post is sponsored by Illustrative Mathematics. All opinions are my own. Are you looking for a curriculum to support your middle school...

## EdReports Announces IM 9–12 Math Certified by Illustrative Mathematics Meets Expectations Across All Three Gateways

High school math curricula offered by IM Certified partners Kendall Hunt and LearnZillion earn high marks for focus and coherence, rigor and mathematical practices, and usability Tucson, AZ — March...

## Distance Learning Resources

Dear Community Member, Our shared mission of creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics creates a bond that transcends any distance, physical or social. We may not be able to...

## Bill Gates recommends Illustrative Mathematics as a good online resource in response to COVID-19

Over the years I’ve had a chance to study diseases like influenza, Ebola, and now COVID-19—including how epidemics start, how to prevent them, and how to respond to them. The Gates Foundation has...

## Half a Million Students in the United States Are Now Learning Math with the Illustrative Mathematics Curricula

March 3, 2020IM Certified™ curricula and professional learning empower teachers to help all learners achieve grade-level mathematicsTucson, AZ — Mar. 3, 2020 — Illustrative Mathematics (IM)...

## LearnZillion Releasing Highest-rated Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum

New product combines the quality of Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math with LearnZillion's easy-to-implement platform Mar 01, 2018, 01:00 ET WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today,...

## Kendall Hunt’s Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math Receives EdReports Top Ratings

DUBUQUE, Iowa, March 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kendall Hunt Publishing Company is proud to announce its Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math received top ratings on EdReports for middle school...

## 3 Ways to Support Problem-Based Instruction

By William G. McCallum When I was a child, I enjoyed borrowing puzzle books from the library. One puzzle was “The 12-Coin Problem”—the most difficult of all coin-weighing problems. My mother and I...

## From Invention to Impact: Illustrative Mathematics

In 2014, University of Arizona Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Bill McCallum, now retired, started a new company dedicated to transforming mathematics education across the U.S. He had been...

## Available today, the highly anticipated IM 9–12 Math completes a seamless IM 6–12 Math Curriculum by Illustrative Mathematics

July 17, 2019IM 9–12 Math includes Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 is offered in multiple versions: free online, digitally enhanced, and print resources.Tucson, AZ – July 17, 2019 — Illustrative...

## Open Up Resources and Illustrative Mathematics Share a Common Vision for an Open Ecosystem for K–12 Education

June 17, 2019MENLO PARK, CALIF. [June 14, 2019] -- Open Up Resources and Illustrative Mathematics, two independent non-profit organizations, worked together to catalyze the K–12 curriculum market...

## Why We Love Our Math Software

Math gets a bad reputation for no good reason. After all, it’s a universal language and it applies to so many areas of life. Learning math can be challenging, and teaching it can be equally...

## Illustrative Mathematics Launches High School Math Curriculum

April 2, 2019The 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...

## 4 steps to adopting OER

Open educational resources present enormous opportunities to enhance teaching and learning. One of the primary draws, of course, is that they’re free. This is particularly helpful for small school...

## McGraw-Hill Education Announces New Agreement with Illustrative Mathematics and Plans to Publish Customized Grades 6-12 Illustrative Math Program

January 23, 2019New Arrangement Between the Two Organizations Will Help Illustrative Mathematics Quickly Expand its Reach and ImpactNEW YORK (January 23rd, 2019) – McGraw-Hill Education and...

## Kendall Hunt Publishing Chosen as New Distributor for Middle and High School Math Curriculum

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## North Carolina School Districts Turn To Im Certified Professional Learning To Help Teachers Address New Math Standards And Move To A Problem-Based Curriculum

September 4, 2018 Tucson, AZ — The implementation of North Carolina’s new K-8 Mathematics Standards and the move to a problem-based approach in the classroom require a significant change in...

## Open Educational Resources Provider Talks About Shaking Up the K-12 Market

## Math Resources to Help You Understand Common Core Standards

## Illustrative Mathematics Announces Newest Cohort of Educators Accepted into the IM Certified Facilitator Training Program

## Illustrative Mathematics Announces Newest Cohort of Educators Accepted into the IM Certified Facilitator Training Program

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illustrative Mathematics (IM) today announced its newest cohort for the IM Certification™ program, which trains qualified mathematics educators to deliver scalable,...

## Illustrative Mathematics Introduces IM Certification Program to Meet Demand for High-Quality, Job-Embedded Professional Development for Teachers

## Illustrative Mathematics Receives Funding To Expand Its Expert-Created Curriculum And Professional Services To Grades Prek–5

April 24, 2018Building upon the highly acclaimed Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math Curriculum, the nonprofit will develop the curriculum framework and blueprints for PreK–5 classrooms, along with...

## Building Capacity and Consensus Through a Teacher-Led Materials Adoption

## Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math Meets Expectations In All Edreports Gateways— A First Among Middle School Math Curricula

January 24, 2018After extensive review from educators nationwide, Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math meets expectations in all 3 Gateways of EdReports: Focus & Coherence, Rigor & Mathematical...

## Kristin Umland To Be The Next Recipient Of The Louise Hay Award For Her Outstanding Achievements And Significant Contributions To Mathematics Education

August 29, 2017Tucson, AZ – August 29, 2017 — is proud to announce that Kristin Umland, Vice President for Content Development, is the recipient of the Association for Women in Mathematics’ (AWM)...

## Illustrative Mathematics Founder Dr. William McCallum Joins Other Educational Technology Leaders to Judge the Prestigious SIAA CODiE Awards

June 6, 2017Phoenix, AZ – Each year the SIIA CODiE Awards recognize thousands of software, information and education technology companies for achieving excellence. The awards have two divisions,...

## Kristin Umland Honored By The American Mathematical Society For Her Contributions And Dedication To The Improvement Of K-12 Mathematics Education

May 8, 2017 Illustrative Mathematics is pleased to announce that Kristin Umland, Vice President for Content Development, has received the 2017 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Award for Impact on...

## IM Blog

- Enacting IM K–5 Math™ Lessons in a Grade 4 and 5 Special Education Class
- Unit 9 in IM Grades 6–8: Hidden Gems
- The Power Of The Statistics and Probability Progression In Grades 6–8
- The Role of Revision in Math Class
- Beyond Curriculum Adoption: A Vision of the IM Classroom
- Coherence between Grade 8 and Algebra 1
- Exploring the Lesson Synthesis: When do I actually teach?
- Co-Creating an Authentic Math Community
- The Problem of “Fewer”: Using Centers and the 5 Practices to support students in their production of complex math vocabulary
- Centers in Kindergarten: Purposeful Play and Authentic
- Centers in Kindergarten: Purposeful Play and Authentic Assessment
- Representations in the Story of Mathematics
- Looking back at 2022: Year-End Closeout Message from Bill McCallum
- Counting on Counting Collections
- Help Students Know, Use, and Enjoy Quadratics

**IM REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS**

- RFP: Market Research for Prekindergarten Mathematics Curriculum
**Posted:**Jan. 19, 2022**Due:**Feb. 7, 2022