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Math & YOU K-12

Introducing Math & YOU

A Vertically Aligned Math Program

Math & YOU is a comprehensive K-12 curriculum with a unique focus on connecting mathematics to the real world. Designed with four fundamental pillars in mind, Math & YOU sparks curiosity and encourages students to make connections that enhance their deeper-level understanding of mathematics.

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Engaging, relevant content

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Teacher support—tailored to YOU

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Strong conceptual foundation

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Seamless digital experience

Why Choose Math & YOU?

Fundamental Pillars of Math & YOU

Conceptual Foundation

Math & YOU ensures that students develop a strong conceptual understanding of mathematics, dig deeper in their learning, and make connections across content, creating learners who have a solid foundation in mathematics.

Teaching Support

Math & YOU 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

Math & YOU engages and inspires students with relatable connections to their lives, now and in the future. Every chapter in Math & YOU has a specific career focus that is carried throughout the chapter, including a Career Explorations video interviewing someone in that career about how they use math. 

Seamless Digital Experience

With data-driven insights to improve student outcomes, teachers are empowered to make instructional decisions that have the highest impact on student learning. Through robust, actionable assessments and reporting, teachers can make decisions and adapt lessons in real-time to accelerate student learning.

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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.
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Math Musicals

Math Musicals are a fun and dynamic component of the Math & YOU K-5 program. Led by a delightful duo of furry friends, Newton and Descartes, these stories and songs offer an engaging connection between math, music, and literature to support student learning. Join Newton and Descartes as they team up in these educational stories, songs, and videos to bring mathematics to life!

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Our Impact

What Our Users Have To Say

The digital platform is a game changer for me.  The video tutorials are explicit, engaging, and well-paced.  The Formative Check provides immediate feedback on student progress, making it quick and easy to differentiate and provide support where needed.  Since implementing the program 2 years ago, I have seen student growth and mathematical understanding that I've never seen in 20 years of teaching.

Grade 4 Teacher

Our students have seen exponential growth after implementing Big Ideas Learning’s program with fidelity for two consecutive years. The lessons are concise and challenging.  Additionally, we use the Progressions and Resources to meet with students either individually or in targeted small group instruction, to revisit specific skills as necessary, to enrich their understanding, and monitor their progress. The way the curriculum spirals supports the continuity of understanding in students from year to year.

Grade 5 Teacher

As teachers, we all know anything new is always viewed with some level of skepticism. In our first year using Big Ideas, 63% of our grade 3-5 students met or exceeded their desired growth on our Spring 2022 state testing. As a team, we set a goal of 65% for Spring 2023 and committed to following the Big Ideas pacing and rigor. We were thrilled when our Spring 2023 growth for grades 3-5 on our state testing was 76% of students met or exceeded their desired growth! As we plan for 2024, we know teaching the program with fidelity is the way to go!

Elementary Principal

At the end of 2022 after our first year of BIM, our students were asked, "How often do you use ideas from school in your daily life?" and only 50% answered, "Almost always" or "Frequently". We made some adjustments to be sure all teachers were teaching the program with fidelity including keeping up the pace to cover all of the material. At the end of 2023, 65% of our students answered "Almost always" or "Frequently". We are thrilled at that increase as we seek success in how our students can see the connection between what happens in the classroom and what happens in life! Our teachers shared that the program is a big part of helping our students make that connection!

Elementary Principal

Big Ideas Learning allows teachers to have various tools at their fingertips (both print and digital) to help students practice and come to a deeper understanding of an array of math concepts. The proof of the program's success is in the data from the beginning-of-the-year assessments compared to the middle and end-of-year assessments. We are thrilled with the results and look forward to seeing how our students continue to grow this year as we head into the third year of using the program!

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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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