WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, LearnZillion announced the release of LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math. Customers can access the highest-rated middle school math curriculum in a teacher-friendly, classroom-ready format on LearnZillion—a format that promotes instructional fidelity.
Designed and written by the noted mathematician and Common Core author Bill McCallum and his team, the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum has already received the top rating on EdReports for middle school math.
With easy-to-use lesson plans, student materials, and built-in teacher guidance, teachers can comfortably use LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics for whole class, small group and individual instruction.
"The lessons on LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics are ready to go. All of the teacher information is there, and it reduces my planning time," said Tarnashia Russell, an eighth-grade math teacher at Port Allen Middle School in West Baton Rouge Parish. "I'd normally spend all day preparing my lessons for the week, and it'd be my Sunday. But with these, I can just focus on figuring out what I'll need to do for my individual students."
LearnZillion Illustrative Mathematics removes barriers for teachers. Instead of spending hours preparing lesson materials, teachers can focus on understanding the math and differentiating materials.
Each lesson includes ready-to-present, student-facing visuals accompanied by teaching notes. The teaching notes highlight practical teaching moves that keep the lesson on track and provide advice on how to meet all students' needs. As a result, LearnZillion eliminates the need for additional teacher prep work, ensuring that teachers have time to address the most important components of Illustrative Mathematics' problem-based curriculum.
In addition, LearnZillion has digitized the Illustrative Mathematics assessments and practice items so that teachers can receive auto-scored formative feedback on student mastery, and students can practice using tech-enabled problem types.
"We're so excited to be able to put this incredible math curriculum at teachers' fingertips," said Eric Westendorf, CEO and co-founder of LearnZillion. "The combination of Illustrative Mathematics' quality and LearnZillion's easy-to-implement platform is going to significantly improve student learning in math across the country."
"Our mission is to make our open educational resources as widely available to educators as possible," said McCallum. "We are delighted to welcome LearnZillion as a partner in making our curriculum available on its unique platform."
About LearnZillion LearnZillion is a social venture dedicated to taking the highest quality curriculum and making it teacher-friendly and classroom-ready. Founded by two educators in 2011, LearnZillion is now used by more than 1 in 3 U.S. teachers. To learn more, visit www.learnzillion.com.
About Illustrative Mathematics Illustrative Mathematics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics. We develop and deliver core mathematics curriculum along with deeply integrated professional learning experiences that ensure students receive engaging, high-quality mathematics instruction. Our middle school curriculum is the only middle school mathematics series to meet EdReports expectations in all 3 Gateways. We are currently authoring a high school mathematics curriculum, available for adoption in 2019.