TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Illustrative Mathematics (IM), the author and developer of core mathematics curricula and professional learning resources, announced it is partnering with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company to be its exclusive distributor of its freely available IM Certified digital curriculum.
Kendall Hunt customers will have access to the problem-based core IM 6–8 Math as an open educational resource along with the soon-to-be-released IM curriculum for high school including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Math courses. In addition, Kendall Hunt will offer print copies of the curriculum and IM Certified professional learning – sustainable, scalable professional learning programs designed to support successful implementation and long-term professional growth of educators. Tightly developed alongside the curriculum, the IM Certified professional learning improves educators’ abilities to deliver standards-aligned lessons and assessments, and to support the meaningful practice shifts that lead to improved student outcomes.
The designation of “IM Certified” ensures the curriculum includes the latest updates and enhancements and is aligned to IM’s philosophy, mission, and standards, and the professional learning content is developed by IM’s expert-led authoring team and delivered by an IM Certified Math Coaches.
"IM is working diligently to fill the gap in middle and high school math curriculum market by providing teachers and students access to freely available, high-quality, aligned materials,” said Dr. William McCallum, IM founder and president. “We are excited to work with Kendall Hunt to help cultivate the community of educators using the IM Certified curriculum and IM Certified professional learning offerings.”
“This new partnership will enable Kendall Hunt to join IM in their mission to ‘creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics,’” said Kendall Hunt Publishing K-12 Vice President Charley Cook. “We are excited to support a larger group of students and teachers with middle school mathematics courses that meet all expectations as stated in Ed Reports Gateways. Kendall Hunt is anticipating a successful expansion with IM, supporting and meeting more teacher and school curriculum requirements than ever before.”
About Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics. We develop and deliver core mathematics curricula along with deeply integrated professional learning experiences that ensure students receive engaging, high-quality mathematics instruction. Learn more at www.illustrativemathematics.org.
About Kendall Hunt
Kendall Hunt is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on science, mathematics, gifted and virtual reality curricula for grades PreK-12. In conjunction with offering a variety of inquiry-based stand-alone PreK-12 products, ConstructEd, a division of Kendall Hunt, allows schools and/or teachers, to create made-to-order textbooks or digital products using existing products or creating their own. Visit www.k12.kendallhunt.com.