# Explorations in Core Math

## Common Core Math Curriculum Grades 6–12

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### It’s a Common Core Revolution – Ensure Complete Coverage

Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core provides complete coverage and comprehensive instruction strategies for implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Activities and direct instruction is also embedded to ensure implementation of the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

### Accessible for all Teachers and Easy to Use

This program makes it easy to incorporate Common Core content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice into your current curricula. The Teacher’s Editions provide correlations, math background information and teaching notes for every lesson.

### Assessments and Beyond

Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core make math meaningful and relevant by actively engaging your students in their math. Explanation, Reflection, and Justification as well as Preparation for common assessments is found throughout the texts and will guarantee a successful transition to the Common Core State Standards.

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• ##### Common Core

Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Coreh is an innovative, instructional solution that develops students' understanding of the Common Core State Standards in an interactive format, while integrating the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Students actively participate in lessons that use clear, stepped-out models and incorporate manipulatives when appropriate, to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics.

Each lesson includes opportunities for understanding and practice. Practice focuses on helping students master both Standards for Mathematical Practice and includes opportunities for real-world problem solving. Problem solving is integrated into every lesson as well as in special problem-solving lessons. Problem-solving lessons help students pull together concepts and skills and apply them to real-world situations. Reflect questions challenge students to think about the mathematics that they are studying and share their understanding with the class.

• ##### Research: Evidence & Efficacy

Explorations in Core Math—Algebra 1 Field Test (2014)

Designed to help bridge the gap to the Common Core State Standards, Explorations in Core Math was field-tested with Grades 9–10 Algebra 1 students in the 2014 spring semester.

### Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core Grades 6–12

Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core is designed to provide a strong Common Core support for teachers implementing the new Common Core State Standards and can be used either while still teaching from existing secondary mathematics programs currently in use or on its own. Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core for Common Core covers the entire Common Core State Standards for each grade level. Unique lesson design helps focus students’ attention on the important Standards for Mathematical Practice, too.

Units in the Student Editions open with an introduction to the new Standards and Key Vocabulary in the Unpacking the Standards section. Guided-discovery lessons help students develop conceptual understanding and include Essential Questions and Reflect prompts. Lessons are followed with scaffolded guided practice, and then additional independent Practice and Problem Solving, so that students master important skills and develop expertise in modeling with the mathematics. Every unit closes with three or four leveled Performance Tasks followed by an extended Problem Solving Connection modeling opportunity. Every unit concludes with a section of Assessment Readiness test preparation practice that features selected response, constructed response, and extended response items.

The Teacher’s Editions provide convenient professional development information that explains the Common Core Content Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Full teaching support is provided for every lesson, including notes for incorporating Teaching Strategies, helping students Avoid Common Errors, and making the Technology Connection. Lesson introductions include standards explanations, prerequisite skills, and important Math Background information. Questioning Strategies are included to use with lesson examples. Lessons close with a Summarize prompt. Highlighting the Standards strategies are often included to help teachers focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. As units close with Assessment Readiness, the Teacher’s Editions provide item correlations and item analyses for diagnosing student errors, and useful for teaching test-taking strategies.

Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core provides meaningful assessments to match instruction at the end of every unit. Leveled Performance Tasks serve as convenient authentic assessment tools, and the Teacher’s Editions provide scoring rubrics. The next feature, Problem Solving Connections, may be used as an extended modeling activity or performance tasks. Every unit closes with a section of Assessment Readiness that features selected response, constructed response, and extended response items. The corresponding Teacher’s Editions pages provide item correlations and item analyses to help teachers diagnose student errors.

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### HMH eTextbooks

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### Online Editions

Designed for desktop, laptop, and netbook computers, interactive Online Editions include all of the content of the print textbooks, plus ancillary and interactive elements. Available across all grade levels and discipline areas.

• ##### Technology Resources

Holt McDougal Mathematics Explorations in Core Math for Common Core delivers technology that enhances your students' classroom experience and prepares them for the 2014 Assessments. The On Core Mathematics Activity Generator 6–12, On Core Mathematics Deluxe ExamView® 6–12 Assessment Suite, Online Assessment System K–12 and On Core Mathematics Interactive Whiteboard Lessons K–12, help focus your planning and instruction on the Common Core State Standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice.

### On Core Mathematics Activity Generator Grades 6–12

The On Core Mathematics Activity Generator is a searchable database of additional worksheets, projects, hands-on activities, and calculator-based labs that are correlated to the Common Core State Standards and help teachers focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

### On Core Mathematics Deluxe ExamView Assessment Suite Grades 6–12

This robust bank of assessment items includes over 7000 questions correlated to the Common Core State Standards for teachers to use as formative and summative assessments. Test items can be used with curricula reflecting the regular or accelerated path ways and include Depth of Knowledge required for the mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

### On Core Mathematics Interactive Whiteboard Lessons, Grades K–12

Whether you are using a SMART Board®, Promethean®, or another type of interactive whiteboard device, Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 or Pre-Algebra Interactive Whiteboard Lessons are compatible and easy to use. Simply make sure you have ActivInspire® on your computer before downloading. ActivInspire can be downloaded for free online.

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