IM Math is a problem-based core curriculum designed to foster deep, flexible, mathematics learning for all. Students learn by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Teachers facilitate student learning with embedded high-leverage routines to ensure learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.
IM 6-8 Math v.III and IM 9-12 Math v.I are the highest rated secondary mathematics curricula on EdReports.org.
Whether you’re new to IM Math or an experienced IM Math teacher, Professional Learning certified by IM and hosted by MMSLN offers a full spectrum of support. Start with Teach & Learn if you’re new to IM. If you’re an experienced IM educator, your continued learning will be supported with Teach & Respond.
IM Certified Professional Learning is developed and continuously refined by the curriculum’s authors, who work hand-in-hand with IM Certified Facilitators to create high-quality learning experiences for mathematics educators.
Teach & Learn
Designed for educators getting ready for and in their first year of teaching with IM Math. These sessions support teachers in understanding the curriculum; the mathematical progressions, the instructional routines, and the other embedded supports to help ensure students know, use, and enjoy mathematics.
Teach & Respond
Designed for educators with experience teaching IM. These sessions support educators in anticipating, making sense of, and responding to student thinking using tools embedded in the curriculum; including the trajectories across years to support students with unfinished learning and more.
WAYS TO PARTNER
We come to you
We facilitate professional learning certified by IM in your district, or come to you virtually. Choose from any of the offerings in the IM Professional Learning Catalogs.
CURIOUS ABOUT WHERE TO START?
Educators new to IM Math can start with the 2-day introduction to IM Math, Teaching and Learning with IM 6–8 Math Curriculum and continue their learning throughout the school year with monthly Unit Overviews. These Overviews are designed to support teachers in making effective instructional decisions such as engaging students, effective questioning, pacing, formative assessment, and differentiation, through making visible the big ideas and coherence within a unit, and how understanding the trajectory of learning goals across lessons supports effective planning.
Educators who have experience with IM Math can continue their learning with any of the Teach & Respond professional learning offerings.
You come to us
During summers, educators can attend an IM Math Academy offered in various locations across the state. Each Academy is guided by an IM Certified Facilitator and offers teachers, coaches, and administrators a 2-day introduction to IM Math. Together, educators gain first-hand experience and grow their confidence and fluency with the IM Math curricula. Through this experience, educators are able to:
- describe the structure of a lesson and the purpose of each component
- locate teacher and student resources in the curriculum
- describe multiple opportunities for assessment and their purposes
- summarize the value and potential purpose of three math content routines
- paraphrase the key ideas of each of the 5 Practices named in the framework for productive discussion and ways to incorporate the 5 Practices in their planning
- describe the purposes of math language routines and how the routines support mathematical language development
- describe the steps in a sample process for planning to teach a lesson in Unit 1, and how the activities for one lesson are connected to the learning goals
- explain the importance of norms in a problem-based classroom
ILLUSTRATIVE MATH IN MICHIGAN
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