Big Ideas Learning is pleased to introduce a new, research-based K–8 series, Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life Common Core Edition. Written by renowned authors Dr. Ron Larson and Dr. Laurie Boswell, this series uses an exploratory approach to engage students' inquiring minds through rich explorations and in-class problem solving. With one voice from Kindergarten through Grade 8, and into high school, students make connections through cohesive progressions and consistent, dependable instruction.
The Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life program uses a Universal Design for Learning to create an engaging and innovative program that uses hands-on activities and scaffolded instruction. The instructional design guides students through concepts from surface-level to deep-level learning and allows them to transfer these skills to new concepts in a complete and comprehensive way. This allows for balanced lessons with built-in differentiation, as well as RTI support, that appeals to students and teachers alike. Learning targets and success criteria help to focus student learning and make learning visible to teachers and students.
With a strong emphasis on problem solving in the classroom, students can transfer their mathematical knowledge to new concepts and apply their understanding to real-life situations. Through in-class practice and activities, students become more comfortable with the problem-solving process to become strategic mathematical thinkers.