Reviews: Mathworks: Math Explorations

Mathworks: Math Explorations is a series of three, sequential texts for grades 6-8 that focuses on developing students’ deep understanding of mathematical concepts through exploration and investigation. The texts are comprehensive. Content is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for math grades 6-8, as well as to the TEKS for Algebra 1. Learning List has reviewed the materials for grades 6-8.

Reviews: Khan Academy K-12 Mathematics

Khan Academy provides supplemental open educational resources to support mathematics instruction in grades K-12. The self-paced is freely available online and addresses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) at each grade level. Learning List has reviewed Khan Academy for grades K-12.

Review: CK-12 Math Concepts

The CK-12 Foundation’s Math Concepts is a series of comprehensive courses for middle school and high school students that are available free online. Learning List has reviewed CK-12 materials with alignment to the CCSS.

New Reviews: Center for Collaborative Classroom’s SIPPS

The Center for Collaborative Classroom’s SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is a multi-level supplemental program that supports literacy development in grades K-12. SIPPS resources are available in print and online formats and support core instruction and Response to Intervention (RtI) programs. Learning List has reviewed the SIPPS resources with alignment to TEKS and CCSS.

Review: Heinemann’s Comprehension Toolkit

Heinemann’s Comprehension Toolkit is a supplemental resource to support active reading of informational texts in grades K-6. The Toolkit strives to develop active learners and responsive teachers. Instruction focuses on the use of strategies to help students understand and retain what they read. Learning List has reviewed Heinemann’s Comprehension Toolkit with alignment to both CCSS and LAFS.

New Reviews: Learning A-Z’s Science A-Z

Learning A-Z’s Science A-Z is a supplemental program that supports science instruction in grades K-6. Resources are available online. Student materials must be downloaded and printed or displayed using classroom projection devices. Instruction blends science content with literacy skills through the use of leveled non-fiction readers and hands-on science activities.

New Reviews: Measuring Up to the TEKS Mathematics

People’s Education Measuring Up to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills: Mathematics is a supplemental print resource to help students in grades 3-8 (i.e., Levels C-H) prepare for STAAR testing in math. Content is organized in short lessons that address specific TEKS. Instruction provides ample opportunities for students to practice and apply problem-solving strategies. Learning List recently these materials for grades 3-8.

New Reviews: McGraw-Hill’s SRA FLEX Literacy

McGraw-Hill’s SRA FLEX Literacy is a comprehensive reading and language arts intervention program for grades 3-8. Some content may be appropriate for students in grades K-2. Instruction incorporates print and online materials and is designed for blended learning environments. Learning List has recently completed reviews of the materials for grades K-8.

New Reviews: Common Core Standards Plus Math & Language Arts

Common Core Standards Plus is a supplemental program to support English language arts, reading (ELAR), and mathematics instruction in grades K-8. Resources are in print format and complement core curricula through short daily lessons, application activities, and extended projects. Learning List has completed reviews for Common Core Standards Plus’ math and language arts materials in grades K-8.

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