High School Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2


Introducing Concepts & Connections

Concepts & Connections, part of the Math & YOU series, is a research-based program designed to empower teachers and build student ownership through the lens of STEM, careers, and real-life data contexts. Students' eyes are opened to a world of STEM and the possibilities for their futures as they become college and career ready. 

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Strong conceptual foundation

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High-quality, interactive content

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Tailored teacher support

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Seamless digital experience

Four Fundamental Pillars

Why Choose Concepts & Connections?


Conceptual Foundation

Increased emphasis and features dedicated to conceptual thinking and rigor that balance conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and real-life application. 
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Teaching Support

Concepts & Connections gives teachers the power to succeed in the classroom with resources to fit individual teaching styles, additional support embedded in each lesson, and an enhanced digital experience to create impactful lesson plans.

Engaging Content

Engaging, real-life STEM Videos are used throughout each course, connecting students to topics such as the speed of light, wind power, and tsunamis! 

Seamless Digital Experience

Adapt lessons in real-time and empower students to discover their own unique learning paths and reach successful outcomes both as individuals and as a group.  

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CalcChat and CalcView

CalcChat provides worked-out solution videos and live, virtual tutor support for select exercises. Students benefit from support for Chapter Review, Practice Tests, and Career and College readiness strategies. CalcView allows students to view instructor videos as they work through select problems to support comprehension and conceptual understanding.

A Digital Experience Built for YOU

The Big Ideas Learning digital experience empowers teachers, helps students achieve math fluency, and provides the right tools to maximize teacher and student effectiveness. With data-driven insights to improve student outcomes, teachers are empowered to make instructional decisions that have the highest impact on student learning.
Meet the Authors

The Concepts & Connections Authorship Team


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Trusted Partners in Education

Our exclusive partnership with National Geographic Learning | Cengage, gives Big Ideas Learning access to their outstanding expertise, resources, and global distribution network.

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