Big Ideas in Math helps students build a solid foundation of skills and concepts by addressing the five process skills found in your state standards and the Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practice. Each lesson requires students to use critical thinking to answer questions as part of a strategy to understand and apply each skill. All questions are open-ended so students must show mastery.
Teacher’s guides include answer keys, reproducible cut-out tools, and correlations to the Common Core State Standards.
Student book lesson format (2 pages)
- Identification of the focal point covered
- Introduction to the topic
- Guided example: Prompting questions guide student’s thinking in a step-by-step fashion to reinforce reasoning skills. The last question is open ended, asking the student to respond in his/her own words. It focuses on reasoning, thus addressing both communication and reasoning process strands.
- Independent practice: Questions grow progressively more difficult as students work through this section. In grades in which mastery of computation is central, questions also include computation problems in a variety of formats, including problem solving.
End-of-unit reviews test mastery.
Big Ideas in Math is available as:
- Consumable student workbook sets
- Reproducible blackline masters books with CDs containing workbook PDFs. Material may be reproduced for single classroom use only. CDs are ideal for interactive whiteboard instruction.
Consumable workbook: 128 pages
Teacher’s guide: 32 pages