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Middle School Math & YOU

Grades 6-8

What is Math & YOU?

Math & YOU for Middle School

Math & YOU sparks curiosity and encourages students to make instructional connections that enhance their deeper-level understanding of mathematics and its relevance, preparing them for success in high school and beyond. The program's conceptual framework, combined with a focus on math in everyday life and careers, creates passionate mathematics students engaged in their own learning journeys. 

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High-quality, interactive content

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Teacher support—tailored to YOU

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Strong conceptual foundation

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Innovative digital experience

Four Fundamental Pillars

Why Choose Math & YOU?


Conceptual Foundation

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

Teaching Support

Create impactful lesson plans, identify gaps in student learning, and quickly connect to sources for remediation, extra practice, or enrichment. 

Engaging Content

Address the perceptions that math is hard to teach by engaging and inspiring students with relatable connections to their lives, now and in the future. 

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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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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NEW for Math & YOU Grades 6-8

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.
Meet the Authors

The Math & YOU Authorship Team

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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!

Grade 5 Teacher

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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