New Product Review: MATHia

Are you looking for a digital math program that supports students’ independent learning? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of MATHia®.

Carnegie Learning’s MATHia® is a digital math program for students in grades 6-12. The MATHia® program is an online, adaptive tutor that provides instruction and practice, personalized to meet students’ individual learning needs. The units and topics correlate to content in math textbooks published by Carnegie Learning; however, the program can be used to supplement other primary resources.

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New Product: National Geographic/Cengage Learning’s Big Ideas Integrated Math for CCSS

Is your district in need of a new material for integrated high school math courses? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning’s Big Ideas Integrated Math.

Big Ideas Integrated Math is a comprehensive high school math program, available in print and digital formats.  The design of the material is consistent with the Common Core’s Integrated Pathways and is provided in three levels. Each of the three courses integrates instruction in algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics at increasingly complex levels. Big Ideas Integrated Mathorganizes instruction around major topics in mathematics, such as solving linear equations or parallel and perpendicular lines.

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New Review: CPM Educational Program’s Core Connections MS and Integrated I-III

CPM Educational Program’s Core Connections Courses 1-3 are a series of comprehensive resources that support mathematics instruction in grades 6-8 and Core Connections Integrated I-III is a set of comprehensive materials that support instruction for each of the Integrated Pathways high school courses identified in Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Learning List recently reviewed resources for each set of courses. …[read more]

New Curriculum Review: American Reading Company’s (ARC) Research Labs

American Reading Company’s (ARC) Research Labs is a project-based reading, writing, and research program for students in grades K-12. Resources are available in print format and address the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (e.g., “Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction”). Instruction is organized in a workshop structure that provides opportunities for whole class, small group, and one-on-one instruction. Learning List recently reviewed resources for grades 1-5. …[read more]

Learning List and EdReports: Differing Reviews of CCSS-Aligned Mathematics Materials

EdReports recently released their reviews of four publishers’ instructional materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics: Math Learning Center’s Bridges in Mathematics (K-5), McGraw Hill’s Everyday Math (K-6), Kendall Hunt’s Math Innovations (6-8), and Origo’s Stepping Stones (K-5). Reviewing the materials for alignment to the instructional shifts of the CCSS, EdReports found only one material, Bridges in Mathematics, to be fully aligned and sufficiently easy to use. …[read more]

New Review: McGraw Hill’s Reading Mastery, Signature Edition

Learning List has reviewed McGraw Hill’s Reading Mastery, Signature Edition, which is a comprehensive resource to support reading and language arts instruction in grades K-5. The program emphasizes structured direct instruction, rapid intervention, and ongoing support for struggling learners. Resources are available in print and online formats and addresses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for each grade level. …[read more]

New Review: It’s About Time Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP)

Learning List has reviewed the It’s About Time Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP). This set of comprehensive resources supports instruction for each of the Integrated Pathways described in Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. Resources are available in print and eBook formats and include additional online materials for teachers. Instruction in each course is problem-based and integrates concepts from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability, and statistics. …[read more]

Trends in Mathematics Materials

Learning List has reviewed over 1500 of the most widely used instructional materials, including hundreds of mathematics materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Over the last few years, we have observed general and grade-span specific trends that may be of interest to mathematics teachers. This blog post addresses the attributes that apply to mathematics materials across grade levels. …[read more]

New Curriculum Review: The Mathematics Vision Project, or MVP, Secondary Courses I-III

Learning List has reviewed The Mathematics Vision Project, or MVP, Secondary Courses I-III. The courses are a set of a supplemental open-educational resources that support instruction for each of the Integrated Pathways described in Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. Resources are available in print format and structure an inquiry-based approach to learning. …[read more]

New Review: LearnZillion’s Full Math Curriculum

Learning List has reviewed LearnZillion’s Full Math Curriculum—an open educational resource that provides comprehensive instruction to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for students in grades K-8. Resources are available online and include printable materials. Instruction develops students’ conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and ability to apply their learning. …[read more]

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