On Core Mathematics K–12 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.
On Core Mathematics Grades K–6 Innovative Student Editions
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt On Core Mathematics for Grades K–6 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.
Understand
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 two-page lesson includes opportunities for understanding and practice.
Practice
Practice focuses on helping students master both the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Standards for Mathematical Practice and includes opportunities for real-world problem solving.
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.
On Core Mathematics Grades K–6 Strategic Teacher Editions
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt On Core Mathematics Teacher Editions provide lesson background for all topics, strategies on how to integrate the Standards for Mathematical Practice into every lesson, and essential questions to prompt classroom discussions.
About the Math
At the beginning of each lesson, the content standard(s) and Essential Question that apply to the lesson are listed. Additionally, the prerequisite topics required to understand the content are provided, and background information in the context of the Common Core State Standards is supplied.
Standards for Mathematical Practice
The Standard(s) for Mathematical Practice that the student will demonstrate when working toward mastery of a lesson are highlighted in About the Math sections.
The Lesson
The Lesson provides tips on how to introduce the topic, gives strategies on how to teach the topic, and refers you to the student practice page.
On Core Mathematics for Grades 6–12
Interact sections allow students to actively participate in every aspect of a lesson. This interactivity promotes a deeper understanding of the mathematics. Reflect questions challenge students to think about the mathematics that they are studying and share their understanding with the class. Problem-solving connections help students pull together the mathematical concepts and skills taught in the unit and apply them to real-world situations. On Core Mathematics integrates the Standards for Mathematical Practice throughout the students' learning, helping students master both content and practice standards.
Teacher Editions provide lesson background for all topics, questioning strategies to prompt classroom discussions, strategies on how to integrate the Standards for Mathematical Practice into every lesson, and instruction on how to help students avoid common errors.
- Each lesson introduces the content standard(s) that apply, the prerequisite vocabulary needed, and the background information in the context of the Common Core State Standards, as well as ways to introduce the topic and connect it to prior learning.
- Questioning strategies prompt discussions that help students develop and demonstrate a deeper understanding of math concepts and provide on-the-spot intervention when necessary.
- Suggestions for integrating Standards for Mathematical Practice appropriate to a particular lesson are highlighted and explained in the Teacher Edition.
- On Core Mathematics provides strategies and tips within the Teacher Edition to help students avoid common errors in math.