Springboard Math grade 6
The 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).
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.
Every lesson is enriched with features that encourage deep student involvement:
- Learning Targets identify the relevant standards in student-friendly language.
- Suggested Learning Strategiespromote student ownership of learning.
- Meaningful Problems provide real-world contexts.
- Cross-Curricular Connectionscall out academic applications.
- Mathematical Practice Standardsare integrated into every lesson.
- Check Your Understandingsections formatively assess student knowledge at the point of instruction.