Last year, Belle Chasse Academy implemented Illustrative Mathematics in grades 6-8.
Illustrative Mathematics is a problem-based core curriculum rooted in content and practice standards to foster learning and achievement for all. Students learn by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Teachers can shift their instruction and facilitate student learning with high-leverage routines that guide them in understanding and making connections between concepts and procedures.
Illustrative Mathematics intentional lesson design promotes mathematical growth. Lessons focus on independent, group, and whole-class instruction. This format builds mathematical understanding with fluency for all students. Teachers also use Warm-ups and Cool-downs to help guide lesson pacing and planning.
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