As a primary or secondary school math educator have you felt concerned about how a lack of face-to-face instruction will impact student achievement? Illustrative Mathematics (IM), a non-profit organization that provides guidance to school districts to help improve mathematics education at every grade level, has a brand new collection of math resources designed to help you plan for distance learning.
The new resources include a PBS video learning series that supports fall-readiness for 6th-9th grade students, section planning guides that identifies essential lessons & activities, and video lesson summaries that highlight important concepts & vocabulary for students to review.
IM created just in time curriculum adaptation packs to address unfinished learning for students. These packs help identify prerequisite skills that students need for each unit. IM’s cool-down supports identify opportunities for content revision in future lessons without necessitating falling behind for re-teaching concepts.
IM provides resources to support families with their child’s engagement in math, including their IM Talking Math prompts that help initiate mathematical discussions at home and Family Support Materials which provide problems for families to work on together.
Consider joining the new & upcoming IM Community Hub in order to communicate with IM and other educators around questions of practice in response to COVID-19. Take a look at the IM Certified Blog Corner for featured blog posts supporting remote education such as Links to Resources for Shifting Instruction Online and Links to Math Resources for Caregivers.
Be sure to check out our "For Teachers" page here on the STEAM Hub for more tools for online teaching.
Contributed by Daria Teterycz, Northern New Mexico STEAM Coalition Intern