Description of Math Programs by Grade
Which grade levels are served by each program?
Pre-K: Big Day curriculum presented by Scholastic
Grades K-5: 50% of our schools are piloting i-Ready Classroom Mathematics and the other 50% of our schools are using Eureka Math, aligned to the EngageNY curriculum
Grades 6-8: eMath Instruction Next Generation curriculum (with exceptions)
Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2: eMath Instruction curriculum
Overview of each Program
Big Day for Pre-K: Big Day for PreK is a proven research based comprehensive early childhood education program that builds upon children’s curiosity and interest, and encourages them to explore, play, and learn about the world around them. Development of Big Day for PreK was informed by a team of expert researchers and practitioners, led by Dr. Anne Cunningham. Big Day prepares preschool children for kindergarten through intentional and engaging learning opportunities that build the necessary foundations in essential learning domains. The promotion of social-emotional development is integrated into the curriculum helping children build social competence skills, improved self-control, and develop relationships with their teachers and peers. Big Day for PreK provides a full- or half-day curriculum, an extensive collection of classic and contemporary children’s literature and nonfiction text, intensive language and early literacy development, technology that connects children, teachers, and families, and 100% equity in English and Spanish. The curriculum is designed to ensure children acquire knowledge, skills, and understanding each day through hands-on experience, purposeful play, and teacher-led instruction. Learn more HERE.
Eureka Math: Numbers should add up to more than a right answer. They should inspire aha moments and joyful connections. Eureka Math® set a new standard for rigor, coherence, and focus in the classroom so students gain a deeper understanding of the why behind the numbers, all while making math more enjoyable to learn and teach. Learn more HERE.
i-Ready Classroom Mathematics: i-Ready Classroom Mathematics (K–8) is a comprehensive core mathematics program that makes math accessible to all students. Everything works together to support teachers and empower students to connect to mathematics in new ways. The program includes:
- An instructional design that allows students to take ownership of their learning
- Rigorous practice opportunities that build students’ conceptual understanding and procedural fluency
- In-depth reports that enable instructional decisions so teachers can help students reach their greatest potential
- A wide range of accessibility features to maximize usability for all students
- Support and resources for remote learning [Learn more HERE.]
eMath Instruction:eMATHinstruction was founded in 2008 by Kirk Weiler. Emath Instruction Inc. was then formed in 2015. We are a math education company with the mission of creating and providing high quality mathematics resources that are simple for teachers to implement and engaging for students to use. At eMATHinstruction we understand what teachers face every day in the classroom. We understand that there are intrusions to instruction time. We understand that students are absent from class. We understand that students sometimes struggle with concepts. Our simple system of lesson plans with accompanying homework sets and videos take these realities into account. Our curricula is carefully scaffolded to develop and hone mathematical skills with deeper understanding of concepts. At eMATHinstruction we try to make math fun, accessible, understandable and give every student the confidence to succeed. Learn more HERE.