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FREE DIGITAL MATH CURRICULUM: Illustrative Math in GeoGebra

FREE DIGITAL MATH CURRICULUM: Illustrative Math in GeoGebra

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Illustrative Math is FREE Open Source CURRICULUM. This is not just some supplemental resources, but rather something you can fully adopt for your classroom. GeoGebra is also completely free. GeoGebra allows for interactive exploration of math concepts.

High School & Elementary Curriculum

Coming out this summer (2021) will be the math curriculum for high school Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Elementary curriculum is also being developed.

Free High School curriculum coming soon!

Fully Digital with GeoGebra

Illustrative Math Curriculum can be printed out and used, however GeoGebra has partnered with IM to make the curriculum fully digital. Students can work on communicating mathematically even when remote. Check out this grade 6 lesson and practice to help students explore the concept of Area, Surface Area, and Volume.

Create Live Sessions

GeoGebra Classroom creates a live session lesson that allows you to see students working in real time. Click “Create Class” on your activity and this provides you with a code (or share the link created) for students to join your live lesson. A tile is added for each student who has joined. The IM curriculum has multiple rich tasks embedded in each activity. Starting a live session class allows you and the students to work through these together. The student tile on the overview page shows you which task each student is working on along with a thumbnail of their work.

Click on the tasks on the side to view a tile of each students work on the task. Click on a student tile to enlarge and view. Student names can be hidden to allow for in class discussion or remote video class discussions.

Assign to Google Classroom

How do you assign math work digitally? GeoGebra is an easy answer. Open an activity in GeoGebra, including the Illustrative Mathematics activities and use the 3 dots in the upper corner to “Share.” After connecting your Google Classroom to GeoGebra you can post directly to an assignment. Students can work on the activity independently. You are able to access their work through Google Classroom. Students do NOT need a GeoGebra account to access the curriculum through Google Classroom since they login with their Google accounts.

5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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