Monday, September 17, 2018

6th-8th Grade Illustrative Mathematics from Open Up Resources on Student Personalized Learning System

We are excited to share with you that the content from Open Up Resources 6th grade through 8th Grade Illustrative Mathematics has been added to AEA Learning Online's Student Personalized Learning System ( ).  The content comes from Open Up Resources ( and is available for teachers to use with their students.  

In a problem-based curriculum, students work on carefully crafted and sequenced mathematics problems during most of the instructional time. A typical lesson in Illustrative Mathematics has four phases:

  1. A warm-up
  2. One or more instructional activities
  3. The lesson synthesis
  4. A cool-down
Four instructional routines frequently used in warm-ups are Number Talks, Notice and Wonder, Which One Doesn’t Belong, and True or False. Selected activities are structured using Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2011), also described in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM, 2014), and Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions (Kazemi & Hintz, 2014). 

Teachers can view the content by:
1) Going to the Student Personalized Learning System (
2) Log in with your username and password that you use in the teacher training system ( )
3) Click on Catalog
4) Click on Math and the Statewide Tab
5) Scroll down to Statewide Module to see the individual modules. Click on the far right icon from the module name to preview. There is also a  Statewide Learning Opportunity that contains all of the modules that can be assigned to students at the bottom of the page.
These modules are a compilation of the students resources, teacher resources (introductions, activity synthesis, lesson synthesis, cool down, etc) and audio for each page. The interactives are directly embedded, there are activities that the teacher has the option to grade in the system, glossary items are directly embedded in the work and more. 

If you wish to use these modules with students please contact Denise Krefting (   or Melissa Wicklund (

No comments:

Post a Comment