GO Math! is a focused program designed to meet the objectives and intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The author team for GO Math! consists of mathematics educators and school district personnel and includes representation from the leadership of NCTM. The team’s balance between state and national perspectives as well as the team’s research expertise and practical experience makes GO Math! both accessible and mathematically sound.
GO Math! was specifically written to provide thorough coverage of the CCSS with an emphasis on depth of instruction. Particular attention was given to providing support for teachers as they transition to a focused, rigorous curriculum. These efforts are apparent in the ways lessons begin with context‐based situations and progress toward more abstract problems. Students and teachers are supported as they advance from concrete to abstract content through the use of models and math talk prompts presented in the Student Editions, and sample questions provided in the Teachers Editions. The program is designed so that teachers can easily create the environments necessary for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with depth without having to develop new materials.