SpringBoard Mathematics is a core curriculum for all students in grades 6–12. It's a complete instructional program, aligned to state standards, that gives you everything you need to get your students ready for college-level work.

The program offers engaging activities and lessons, formative and summative assessments, and a wide range of tools and resources that support teachers while giving them the flexibility to teach their way.

## Instructional Materials

SpringBoard Mathematics supplies a Student Edition and Teacher Edition, in print and digital formats, for each grade level. We offer a middle school series (grades 6–8) and two different high school series, one based on the traditional pathway in which algebra and geometry are taught as discrete courses, and our Integrated Mathematics series, which integrates instruction and examines connections among mathematical topics.

**Here are examples of our core instructional materials for mathematics:**

The Student Edition, available in print and online, is the core textbook.

The annotated Teacher Edition, available in print and online, has teacher support woven throughout.

### Digital Math Tools

SpringBoard Digital gives students smart tools to help them visualize mathematical concepts and translate among multiple representations.

Smart math tools include the Desmos Graphing Calculator, GeoGebra applications, Algebra Tiles, and more.

## Our Approach to Mathematics

SpringBoard Mathematics teaches students to apply mathematical ways of thinking to real-world phenomena and prepares them to solve complex math problems. The program encourages them to work collaboratively with peers and use the language of mathematics effectively.

The activities are categorized as investigative, directed, or guided.

**Investigative activities** let students explore and discover mathematics concepts in context.

**Directed activities** include worked-out examples and practice. These are used to teach foundational mathematics principles.

**Guided activities** are used for concepts that need a combination of direct instruction and discovery learning.

### Mathematical Literacy

SpringBoard Mathematics focuses on developing math literacy.

**Here are just a few examples of features that support that:**

Developing Math Language callouts help students communicate their mathematical thinking and reasoning using precise math terminology and symbolic notation.

Key terms are highlighted in the Unit Overview and also appear in Academic Vocabulary and Math Terms callouts throughout lessons.

Suggested Learning Strategies help students access and understand the content and develop their skills.

Discussion Group Tips encourage collaboration and mathematical discourse.

## Teacher Planning

Support for lesson planning is provided in the Planning the Unit sections and the Plan section of each lesson in the Teacher Edition. Before you start the unit, you can review suggested pacing, AP and college readiness connections, a high-level unpacking of the unit’s Embedded Assessments, and more.

**Here are just a few examples of SpringBoard features that support teacher planning:**

Teacher to Teacher tips give ideas developed by teachers for teachers highlighting mathematical foundations, common misconceptions, and opportunities for examining student work.

The Planning the Unit section gives you a complete resource for organizing lessons.

The Unit Overview section in both the Student and Teacher Editions introduces the mathematical concepts and skills students will encounter throughout their study of the unit.

## Differentiation

A rich library of tools, resources, and supports lets teachers adapt instruction for all students, including special education, English learners, and advanced and struggling students.

**Here are just a few examples of features that support differentiation:**

Graphic organizers help students break down concepts.

Differentiating Instruction callouts give you ideas for adjusting instruction for different student groups.

## Skills Workshops

These supplementary instructional resources are available through SpringBoard Digital. They can be used for differentiation and additional support for building fluency.

**Here are just a few examples of SpringBoard features that support additional practice and strengthening skills:**

Getting Ready Practice pages support students who need more practice with specific skills before they start the unit.

Mini-Lessons give students a quick review of previously learned skills and concepts.

Additional Unit Practice sections provide added opportunities for practice for each activity and lesson.

## Assessment

Embedded Assessments in each unit form the backbone of the instructional pathway by giving students and teachers a clear destination so they can “begin with the end in mind.”

And throughout the unit, you’ll find multiple opportunities for additional formative and summative assessments of progress.

**You can even create your own tests with the Teacher Assessment Builder:**

Formative assessments include Check Your Understanding and Lesson Practice sections.