Illustrative Mathematics redesign and milestones

Some of you may have noticed this already, but we have just gone live with a major redesign of the Illustrative Mathematics website. Take a look and let us know what you think. In addition to the new look, we have reached a milestone of 400 illustrative tasks. The new comment feature is attracting interest as well. And the FAQ section will be kept up to date with answers to all your burning questions.

I know somebody is going to ask about printing tasks. We don’t have that yet, but are working on it!

About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.
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8 Responses to Illustrative Mathematics redesign and milestones

  1. I like it. It seems easier to navigate. Will be nice when the items can be printed off.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy Dornhecker
    Prof. Development Coordinator
    ESD 113
    Olympia, WA

  2. Cathy Brown says:

    What an awesome job you all have done in creating this outstanding resource! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  3. Since there is a yet no textbook which can be used to both teach Common-Core Math as well as provide problems for the student, the illustrative tasks will serve for both, making it invaluable!

    As you know, I am preparing an example curriculum for the lower elementary grades (K – 3) which I intend to make public on my website (amphimath.com). After stating each concept that an instructor should teach, I plan to provide a brief illustration or a link to one. I plan to provide a link to nearly every illustration you have posted for these grades.

  4. Erin Wheeler says:

    Thank you for all the work you have put into this site. It’s a great resource for teachers! I see how you can comment/rate a task, but I was wondering if there was a place where you could ask questions about the language of the standards themselves? I have been getting some questions from teachers, and I would like to have more than my opinion to give them in response. I just wasn’t sure where I should post that type of question. Thank you!

  5. Erin, the next generation of the site will have all sorts of discussion capabilities, but that’s a way off, so for now I’ve created a sticky post on this blog to collect general questions.

  6. Lisa says:

    In a post on March 30 there was a comment about FAQ on the illustrative math site. Does that meant that the many questions that are being posted here which ask specific questions regarding specific standards can be found in one place? I know that a question has been posted regarding A-REI.5 but I am having some difficulty searching for that in this wonderful and long list of questions and answers. This would be a great addition if it is not already in the works. These clarifying questions are extremely helpful.
    Thank you for this site and this forum.