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:**

### Student Edition

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

### Teacher Edition

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

### Digital Math Tools

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

Smart math tools include the Desmos suite of calculators and geometry tool, 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.

Activities are categorized as investigative, directed, or guided to allow for a diverse instructional approach.

**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** present concepts through a combination of direct instruction and discovery learning.

### Interdisciplinary Connections

Connect To… callouts show students how math has applications with other subjects or other branches of mathematics.

### Mathematical Literacy

SpringBoard Mathematics focuses on developing math literacy.

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

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

Reading Math and Writing Math callouts provide guidance at point of use throughout lessons.

Discussion Group Tips encourage collaboration and mathematical discourse for effective peer-to-peer learning.

Developing Math Language callouts in the Teacher Edition support teachers in helping their students communicate their mathematical thinking and reasoning using precise math terminology and symbolic notation.

## Pre-AP Connections

SpringBoard Mathematics challenges students to build relevant critical thinking skills in math through the following shared instructional principles:

**Close Observation and Analysis: **As students encounter multiple representations like tables, graphs, and equations, they will learn to first engage in deep, close observation before being asked to explain and then apply or evaluate.

**Evidence-Based Writing: **Students craft conjectures and provide explanations to problems in math. They begin with a focus on the sentence before progressing to paragraph- and essay-level writing.

**Higher-Order Questioning: **Students are encouraged to grapple with questions that spark curiosity and promote productive critical thinking skills so they can succeed on unfamiliar, new tasks.

**Academic Conversations: **Students must be engaged, active participants in their learning. SpringBoard offers frequent opportunities for students to compare, critique, debate, and build upon others’ ideas.

## AP Connections

High school students may have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® (AP) classes or other rigorous courses. SpringBoard equips students with the higher-order thinking skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary for success in AP classes and beyond. Students will see connections to AP in the mathematics they study, the strategies they employ, and the writing tasks they encounter.

## 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:**

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.

Teacher to Teacher tips give ideas developed by teachers for teachers highlighting mathematical foundations, common misconceptions, and strategies for supporting students.

## 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 in the Teacher Edition 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 or challenge students to explore the mathematics beyond a lesson.

Additional Unit Practice provides 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 (Lesson Quizzes) and summative assessments (Unit Assessments) of progress.

Built-in formative assessments include Check Your Understanding and Lesson Practice sections.

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