Open Up Resources now offers a full line of peer-reviewed, high-quality math curricula for K–12 with the addition of Open Up Resources K–5 Math. This latest addition to the math curricula lineup cultivates mathematical development by establishing learning communities through discourse in the classroom. This curriculum gives young students access to mathematics through a coherent progression, while also providing teachers the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of mathematics, student thinking, and their own teaching practice with professional learning opportunities.Open Up Resources K–5 Math is available in both print and digital, with the digital curriculum rolling out in partnership with Kiddom for the 2022-23 school year. Through this partnership, schools have a centralized hub for curriculum, assessments and technology to differentiate instruction.
The curriculum comes complete with:
- Student Materials; print & web
- Teacher Materials; including unit plans, lesson plans, digital and print assessments
- Engaging manipulative kits
- Interactive center activities
- Formative and summative assessments
- Student journal prompts
- Lesson-level strategies for students with disabilities
- Family Resources
- Scope & Sequence Integrated, lesson-specific supports for ELLs within every lesson
- A comprehensive suite of Professional Learning options
Want to dig deeper into why Open Up Resources K–5 is different from other K–5 math curricula? Read on.
Establishing Math Communities & Fostering Discourse
The first unit in each grade level is structured to establish strong mathematical communities. Students are provided with the opportunity to bring their own experiences to the lesson activities and see themselves in the material and mathematics through contexts and adaptations.
The curriculum presents problem-based activities designed to promote discussion and for students to defend reasoning. Each day, the lessons provide opportunities for each student to contribute to the math community by sharing ideas.
Creating A Positive Math Identity
Students of all levels access deeper mathematical reasoning through rigorous lessons which promote a positive math identity. Each lesson contains built-in supports and strategies for English Language Learners, as well as lesson-level strategies for students with disabilities.
Rooted in content and practice standards to foster learning and achievement for all, the curriculum balances problem-solving with the development of conceptual understanding. The curriculum content uses coherent mathematical stories across units and grade levels. Each unit is designed with research-based learning trajectories.
What’s more, Open Up Resources K–5 transitions seamlessly to Open Up Resources 6–8 Math, which contains all of the same teacher supports, family resources, and lesson-specific supports for students while fostering open discussion in the classroom. Open Up Resources 6–8 Math is also available digitally through Kiddom.
Is your school district considering new math programs for the upcoming school year? Contact us to request samples of the curriculum.