Big Ideas Learning is pleased to introduce a new, research-based K–8 series, Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life. Written by renowned authors Dr. Ron Larson and Dr. Laurie Boswell, this series uses an exploratory approach to engage students' inquiring minds through rich explorations and in-class problem solving. With one voice from Kindergarten through Grade 8, and into high school, students make connections through cohesive progressions and consistent, dependable instruction.
The Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life program uses a Universal Design for Learning to create an engaging and innovative program that uses hands-on activities and scaffolded instruction. The instructional design guides students through concepts from surface-level to deep-level learning and allows them to transfer these skills to new concepts in a complete and comprehensive way. This allows for balanced lessons with built-in differentiation, as well as RTI support, that appeals to students and teachers alike. Learning targets and success criteria help to focus student learning and make learning visible to teachers and students.
With a strong emphasis on problem solving in the classroom, students can transfer their mathematical knowledge to new concepts and apply their understanding to real-life situations. Through in-class practice and activities, students become more comfortable with the problem-solving process to become strategic mathematical thinkers.