Indianapolis (PRWEB) March 23, 2011
When school begins in fall 2011, Indiana teachers will face a new challenge as they implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to prepare students for success in college and careers. Among the programs that Indiana schools and districts can choose from to meet these rigorous learning goals is an array of digital and print K-12 math programs from Pearson that provide full coverage of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Legislation was recently introduced in Indiana to move to all-digital instruction by 2014. With digital math at every grade level, Pearson is prepared to help schools get ahead of the curve with revolutionary programs that are focused on building a solid mathematics foundation that will prepare students for the rigors of college and careers.
"We are prepared to stand side by side with schools throughout the state as they implement the Common Core State Standards," said Pearson's Indiana representative Kevin Meade. "We have new math programs for every grade level that correlate to the new learning goals and are designed to personalize learning for students, as well as help teachers maximize the time they have available for the important job of working directly with their students. And, at every grade level, from kindergarten through high school graduation, we have a digital program that maps to these new learning goals."
He added, "To support educators in Indiana and throughout the country as they prepare to implement the new standards and corresponding assessments, we have also developed extensive teacher professional development offerings and other resources."
Indiana schools can choose from Pearson's Common Core State Standards for Mathematics programs described below that will best meet the unique needs of their students and teachers:
- enVisionMATH Common Core ©2012 (grades K-5) - Available as a fully digital, print or blended program, enVisionMATH Common Core is co-authored by Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell and Dr. Jane Schielack (both of whom were directly involved in the writing of the Common Core State Standards) and NCTM Curriculum Focal Points writer Dr. Randall Charles. This new edition of the No. 1 math program in the United States is fully written and organized to meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. enVisionMATH Common Core builds students' conceptual understanding through visual instruction and increases problem-solving skills and quantitative reasoning through the use of bar diagrams. The program reflects the organization, focus and coherence in math instruction that teachers need to truly be successful in teaching the Common Core State Standards.
- digits (grades 6-8) - digits is Pearson's new all-digital comprehensive middle grades program built around the Common Core State Standards. digits combines anytime, anywhere web-based applications with point-of-use interactive whiteboard resources to meet the needs of 21st Century learners and teachers. With digits, time previously spent grading or reviewing homework for the whole class will now be open for teaching and giving attention to students. Readiness assessments and autoscored homework immediately identify students' understanding of content so teachers can focus on individual needs during class. digits individualized learning paths and self-guided exploration options make math class highly visual, fun and engaging.
- Prentice Hall Middle Grades Mathematics - Common Core Edition 2012 (grades 6-8) - This new edition of Pearson's research-based middle school math program is 100 percent correlated to the Common Core State Standards, featuring daily, integrated intervention. Prentice Hall Mathematics prepares students for algebra, develops great problem solvers, strengthens conceptual understanding and gives students the tools they need to transition from elementary school to high school, college and beyond.
- CMP2 (Connected Math Project 2) (grades 6-8) - Developed at Michigan State University by a team of leading mathematics experts, CMP2 students learn important mathematical ideas in the context of engaging, interconnected problems. This exploration leads to understanding and the development of higher order thinking skills and problem-solving strategies. The CMP2 curriculum provides complete coverage of Common Core State Standards with additional student investigations to ensure exact grade level alignment, and is accompanied by a Common Core State Standards implementation guide and support materials for teachers.
- CME (Center for Mathematics Education Project) (grades 9-12) - Developed by the Center for Mathematics Education at the Education Development Center in Newton, Mass., the CME Project is a four-year comprehensive high school mathematics program that is problem-based, student-centered and organized around the themes of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Precalculus. CME sets as its goal robust mathematical proficiency for all students by emphasizing the interplay between mathematical thinking and essential technical skills. CME ensures full coverage of the Common Core State Standards and embedded development of the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
- Prentice Hall Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 - Common Core Edition ©2012(grades 9-12) - Available as digital, print or a blend of both components, this new Common Core Edition of the same great high school mathematics program that has already been proven effective by an independent research study ensures full coverage of the Common Core State Standards and embedded development of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 create an engaging learning environment that supports all students and teachers at the level of technology where they are comfortable. New tools, new insights and new ways of connecting to the world put more power in the hands of teachers to digitally reach each student at his or her own level. Prentice Hall High School Math - Common Core Edition features targeted support for ensuring a successful transition to the Common Core State Standards, including an overview and implementation guide with teaching support, pacing and transition guide, and test preparation materials.
For more information, go to: http://www.mathforindiana.com.
About Pearson and Indiana
Pearson (NYSE:PSO) has been providing learning materials to Indiana schools for more than 100 years. As the world's leading education and technology company, Pearson is known in Indiana through the brand names Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Longman, SuccessMaker, NovaNET, PowerSchool, SuccessNet and so many more - names in the world of education that are recognized and respected across the state and around the globe. Pearson provides education and testing materials for all stages in life - from birth through professional learning - as well as the complex management systems that maintain student information data for thousands of schools. There are more than 1,000 Pearson Hoosiers across the state, including three business locations in Lebanon and Indianapolis, as well as the staffers at Pearson's professional testing centers in Merrillville, Terre Haute, Evansville, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Pearson representatives are living and working in every school district across the state and visiting teachers, principals and curriculum directors daily. In fact, most teachers in Indiana have learned their profession by studying with Pearson's Merrill or Allyn & Bacon textbooks, and many have benefited from Pearson's professional development programs.