The IM K-5 Math curriculum materials are designed to support students to develop fluency over time. In this curriculum, fluency means that students have flexibility in how they approach problems, and can arrive at answers with accuracy and efficiency. As opposed to setting aside specific times for fluency development, this curriculum focuses on helping students build a strong conceptual understanding that leads to procedural fluency over time. Centers are one of the key structures in the curriculum that support the development of fluency through conceptual understanding. In this workshop and coaching, participants will
This workshop is designed for educators who have already had a structured opportunity to explore the basics of the curriculum design and have begun teaching with the curriculum materials. Teachers should be familiar with the day-to-day experience of the curriculum in order to get the most out of “going deeper” into this kind of exploration.
I integrate the instructional routines and resources embedded in the IM K-5 Math curriculum to support my students’ access to key content.