MMSLN is proud to be a certified partner of Illustrative IM certified square logoMathematics (IM). IM certified professional learning supports math teachers as they help to build a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics.

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 (IM PL) 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 Math. 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.

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WAYS TO PARTNER

We can come to you: either in-person or virtually to facilitate professional learning certified by IM.

You can come to us: and join other mathematics educators from across the state as you learn together either in-person or virtually.

CURIOUS ABOUT WHERE TO START?

Educators new to IM Math can begin to explore problem-based teaching and learning in a Curriculum Overview. Next, you can set the stage to teach and learn with IM Math by exploring Establishing Instructional Routines. Both of these offerings give a foundational understanding of IM Math and set you up for success with the 2-day introduction, Teaching and Learning with IM Math. Then, you can continue your learning throughout the school year with monthly Unit Overviews (6-12) or quarterly Focus Modules (K-5).

Educators who have experience with IM Math can continue their learning with any of the Teach & Respond professional learning offerings. Each of these takes teachers on a deeper dive into IM Math through facilitated grade-level PLC sessions on topics such as discourse, mathematical language, planning for unfinished learning, vertical alignment, and more.

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ILLUSTRATIVE MATH IN MICHIGAN

Curious about districts in Michigan that are using Illustrative Math curricula?

Please email seaboldd@mimathandscience.org to add to or update the map.