Thursday, October 3, 2013

Eureka Math!

The great part of helping improve education performance is that I get to look at many more of the best education products on the market. Last night I had the pleasure of reviewing Eureka Math! from the team at Common Core.

Really impressive content with both teacher and student materials from an incredible non-profit and I love the tag line - "consider the source" - so very true when it comes to common core materials.

They put out some amazing free common core content for teachers so they can see quality first-hand.

From the website -
"The goal of Eureka Math is to produce students who are not merely literate, but fluent, in mathematics.

As extensive as these resources are, Eureka Math is not meant to be prescriptive. Rather, it is offered as a basis for teachers to hone their own craft. Common Core believes deeply in the ability of teachers and in their central, irreplaceable role in shaping the classroom experience. To support and facilitate that important work, Eureka Math includes:
  • Scaffolding Hints—helping teachers support Response to Intervention (RTI).
  • Embedded Video—demonstrating classroom practices.
  • Consistent Lesson Structure—allowing teachers to focus energy on engaging students in the mathematical story.
  • Convenient Interactivity—progressions-based search functionality to permit navigation between standards and related lessons, linking all lessons in a particular standards strand or mathematical progression, and learning trajectory. This functionality also helps teachers identify and remediate gaps in prerequisite knowledge, implement RTI tiers, and provide support for students at a variety of levels.
Take a look - this is really great stuff.