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New Review: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Do The Math

Learning List has reviewed Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Do The Math, which is a supplemental product that supports mathematics intervention and targeted remediation for students in grades 1-5. Some resources may be used to support instruction at grade K (e.g., Number Core). Content is available in print format with additional digital components. Instruction addresses fundamental concepts in arithmetic, including number sense, operations, fractions, and problem solving.

Do The Math content is organized in 13 modules that span grade levels. The program’s first module is titled “Number Core” and addresses the fundamentals of numbers and operations (e.g., composing and decomposing quantities). Subsequently, there are three modules each (i.e., Modules A, B, and C) for (1) Addition & Subtraction, (2) Multiplication, (3) Division, and (4) Fractions. For each content area, Module A focuses on basic concepts, and Modules B and C build progressively to address more complex content.

Do The Math facilitates Response to Intervention (RtI) at each tier. The program’s flexible resources may be used for daily classroom instruction, RtI pullouts and tutorials, as well as after-school and summer-school programs. Instruction is sequenced, paced, and scaffolded to meet the needs of struggling learners. Visual representations of concepts and visual directions support English language learners (ELLs) and struggling readers.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt*

HMH creates engaging, dynamic and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to K-12 and beyond the classroom, serving more than 50 million students in more than 150 countries. Available through multiple media, our content meets the needs of students, teachers, parents and lifelong learners, no matter where and how they learn.

HMH’s renowned and awarded children’s books, novels, nonfiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. Our distinguished author list, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Philip Roth, and brands from Curious George to The Lord of the Rings, includes 10 Nobel Prize winners, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners, 15 National Book Award winners, and more than 100 Caldecott, Newbery, Printz and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

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New Product Review: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys

HMH's JourneysLearning List has reviewed Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Journeys, which is a comprehensive product that supports language arts and reading instruction in grades K-6. Content is available in print and online formats and facilitates instruction in blended learning environments. Journeys provides systematic and explicit instruction in key literacy skills at each grade level. Instruction focuses on vocabulary development, the close reading of complex texts, and using textual evidence to support conclusions.

Across grades, Journeys presents instruction using a consistent structure that incorporates predictable routines (e.g., think-pair-share). At grades K-2, content focuses on the needs of developing readers and emphasizes the development of phonemic awareness and phonics, reading, writing, and speaking skills. At grades 3-6, content builds systematically increasing students’ skills and introducing increasingly complex texts. Reading selections emphasize diverse cultures and perspectives, as well as themes that support inclusion.

Each lesson includes two, age-appropriate anchor texts that reflect the unit’s theme. Anchor texts are a balance of literary and informational texts. Instruction focuses on close reading skills and includes teacher-led whole group and small group activities. Each unit includes grammar and writing practice activities and a “Compare Texts” feature that helps students connect what they have read to themselves, other texts, and the real-world. Units at each grade level end with a performance-based project that emphasizes communication skills.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt*

HMH creates engaging, dynamic and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to K-12 and beyond the classroom, serving more than 50 million students in more than 150 countries. Available through multiple media, our content meets the needs of students, teachers, parents and lifelong learners, no matter where and how they learn.

HMH’s renowned and awarded children’s books, novels, nonfiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. Our distinguished author list, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Philip Roth, and brands from Curious George to The Lord of the Rings, includes 10 Nobel Prize winners, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners, 15 National Book Award winners, and more than 100 Caldecott, Newbery, Printz and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry

LApex Learning's Texas Geometryearning List has reviewed Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry. This is a comprehensive, online geometry product for Texas students. Core content is presented online and includes some printable materials. The course focuses on developing students’ conceptual understanding, computational skills, and proficiency in solving problems. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit-recovery programs.

Texas Geometry is organized in two semesters. The first semester’s content is presented in five units that cover the foundations of geometry, triangles, right triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, and circles without coordinates. The second semester presents content in four units that address coordinate geometry, constructions and transformations, three-dimensional solids, and applications of probability. Across semesters, students learn to reason mathematically and to use mathematical models and tools to solve real-world problems.

Each unit begins with a short video introduction that frames the real-world applications of what students will learn and connects new content to prior learning. Subsequent instruction is provided through a set of online activities and, where appropriate, accompanying worksheets. Each unit and semester ends with two versions of a unit/semester exam—one version presents open-ended questions and the second is made up of multiple choice items.

About Apex Learning*

Apex Learning’s digital curriculum is designed to support all students in achieving their potential, from those struggling with grade-level content to those capable of accelerating their learning. The curriculum is designed to actively engage students in learning—combining embedded supports and scaffolds to meet diverse student needs, actionable data to inform instruction, and success management, to ensure students get the outcomes they need.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Apex Learning.

 

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New Review: Math Teachers Press’s Moving with Math: Connections

Moving with Math

[Source: Math Teachers Press]

Math Teachers Press’s Moving with Math: Connections is a comprehensive resource to support mathematics instruction for students in grades PK-2. Resources are available in print with additional manipulative components. Instruction is manipulative-based and ensures students are able to understand and apply fundamental math concepts. Learning List recently reviewed materials for grades PK and K.

Based on the work of Jean Piaget, Moving with Math organizes instruction in three progressive stages: Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract/Symbolic. In the Concrete stage, students work with manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks) and other objects to model concepts (e.g., three blocks). In the Pictorial stage, students draw representational pictures (e.g., three circles), which creates a foundation for the transition to the Abstract, or Symbolic, stage where they learn to associate concepts with symbolic, or algebraic, representations (e.g., 3).

Instruction addresses visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles and emphasizes in the precise use of mathematics vocabulary. Students discover new concepts through hands-on activities that incorporate manipulatives (e.g., base ten blocks), models, and role play. Each lesson includes “Story Time,” a list of recommended children’s literature that supports the concepts taught (e.g., “The Three Little Pigs”). “Skill Builder” activities extend learning and may be used to support instruction at home.

About Math Teachers Press*

Since 1980, Math Teachers Press has continually refined its learning objectives to address the instructional needs of school districts nationwide. Moving to the Common Core State Standards and CCSS-aligned assessment represented a continuation of this process of refinement. Despite all of the changes across the landscape of math education, the mission of Math Teachers Press has remained unchanged: to help all students succeed in math––especially those who struggle most––while making the job of the teacher easier with handy organizational tools, user-friendly lesson plans, and web-based assessment and reporting to monitor student progress and provide accountability.

* The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Math Teachers Press.

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Now Available: Adaptive Curriculum’s Supplementary Science Curricula for Grades 5-12


Adaptive_Curriculum_Logo-colorLearning List has reviewed both comprehensive and supplementary instructional resources in math, English language arts, and science.  We recently reviewed Adaptive Curriculum’s supplementary science curricula for grades 5-12. Adaptive Curriculum is a modular program that uses interactive, web-based instruction to present concepts in brief, focused lessons that captivate students’ attention. The program’s online resources are flexible and easy to use in a variety of instructional settings, including self-paced programs, flipped classrooms, and tutorials. Short, highly visual lessons also provide strong support for English language learners (ELLs) and Response to Intervention (RtI). With Adaptive Curriculum, students can deepen their Middle School curriculum with interactive, 100% online instruction that answers the question: “Why do I need to know this?”

Adaptive Curriculum presents content in two multimedia formats: (1) Animations are short (1 to 3 minutes) video-lessons that provide direct instruction on specific topics, and (2) Activity Objects are more comprehensive, animated lessons that range from 20 to 45 minutes in length. Activity Objects are linked to standards and present content in animated lessons structured by the 5E Instructional Model (i.e., engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate). Both Activity Objects and Animations may be used for whole group, small group, and individual instruction. Printable resources, including comprehensive teacher guides, complement online instruction. Most student and teacher materials are available in Spanish and English. Online content also includes audio readers and glossaries with audio capabilities in Spanish and English.

Adaptive Curriculum’s Science Texas products provide complete coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) at the Breakout level and are state-adopted in Texas for grades 5-8 with biology, chemistry, integrated physics and chemistry (IPC), and physics at the high school level.

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