With rigorous support for teachers and real-world contexts that help students understand new ideas, these courses prepare students to be successful in Algebra I and beyond.

Middle school mathematics courses for grades 6, 7, and 8 provide powerful foundations in ratios, proportionality, and algebraic and geometric thinking. Students use graphing technology, manipulatives, and other mathematical tools to develop conceptual understanding as they tackle and solve interesting problems. Throughout these courses, students will:

  • Build on their understanding of multiplication and division and equivalent fractions as a basis for understanding ratios and proportional reasoning
  • Begin formal work with expressions and equations as they use variables to represent relationships and solve problems
  • Develop their understanding of variables from two perspectives—as placeholders for specific values and as sets of values represented in algebraic relationships
  • Gain fluency with geometric concepts, such as area, surface area, and volume

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Rigorous Core Instruction

Our research-based approach to instruction deepens students’ commitment to learning, encouraging their effort and persistence in the face of academic challenge.

Our curriculum includes:

  • Conceptually-based lessons with real-world contexts emphasizing problem solving and critical thinking
  • Visually rich animations and simulations in each lesson designed to deepen understanding of central concepts
  • Multiple representations of mathematical relationships that engage more students and help develop stronger and more flexible understandings
  • Interactive formative assessment items and practice sets with guided hints and feedback that increase engagement and personalize learning outside of class
  • Preparation for high-stakes assessments with both automatically graded and open-response questions
  • Real-time reporting of progress that allows students to take responsibility for their own learning

Robust Supports for Teachers

In addition to Internet-delivered services, educators and administrators also receive face-to-face seminars, mentoring, and high-quality support materials to manage their demanding workloads, improve their expertise, and dramatically improve outcomes for their students.

Supports for teachers include:

  • Research-based, standards-aligned instructional resources, enriched by visualizations of key mathematical concepts that increase student engagement and learning
  • Formative assessment tools that provide rapid feedback with real-time reporting
  • Online and face-to-face professional development seminars and mentoring directly tied to practice
  • Day-by-day lesson support with advice and classroom strategies, equipping teachers to enact each day of instruction to achieve success for all students

Learn about our Student Activity Sheets for student exploration, study and practice — available online and in print editions.


Collaboration with Leading Educational Research Center

Our mathematics and academic youth programs are developed in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Working with leading educators throughout the country, we have developed mathematics programs for middle school, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus, and AP Statistics. These programs build on the Dana Center’s trusted work with more than 100,000 teachers over the past decade and on the core belief that all students can succeed in mathematics if given the opportunity.