Springboard Math grade 6

mathThe 2014 edition of SpringBoard delivers a highly engaging, student-centered program in mathematics that supports goals of the Common Core State Standards.

Addressing Instructional Shifts

SpringBoard offers a flexible framework that helps math teachers build students’ college and career readiness by successfully implementing the powerful shifts demanded by the Common Core. SpringBoard’s unique instructional design enables teachers to:

  • Focus instruction on fewer topics in greater depth.
  • Ensure that major topics are presented coherently across grade levels.
  • Provide ample opportunity for rigor with a balanced emphasis on procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and proficiency with mathematical practices.

Four key differentiators set the SpringBoard math program apart:

  • Instructional strategies supporting CCSS content and practice standards are embedded throughout the program.
  • SpringBoard’s instructional approach emphasizes mathematical reasoning and communication while providing more practice to build procedural fluency.
  • Based on the “Understanding by Design” model, the program is vertically aligned from Grade 6 through Pre-Calculus so that all students benefit from coherence, rigor, and a consistent culture of high expectations.
  • Mathematical procedures, concepts, and practices are presented in career-relevant contexts.

Learn more about SpringBoard math and the CCSS instructional shifts (.pdf/1.58MB).

Engaging Students

These SpringBoard elements guide students toward success:

  • A balance of investigative, guided, and directed activities build content knowledge, encourage exploration, modeling, collaboration, practice, and application.
  • Embedded Assessments allow students to demonstrate understanding and mastery.
  • Daily Lessons focus on problem solving, critical thinking, and reasoning.

learning targetsEvery lesson is enriched with features that encourage deep student involvement:

  1. Learning Targets identify the relevant standards in student-friendly language.
  2. Suggested Learning Strategiespromote student ownership of learning.
  3. Meaningful Problems provide real-world contexts.
  4. Cross-Curricular Connectionscall out academic applications.
  5. Mathematical Practice Standardsare integrated into every lesson.
  6. Check Your Understandingsections formatively assess student knowledge at the point of instruction.