Leveraging global best practices and research to create a unique approach based on powerful visual models, engaging hands-on activities, and a consistent K–8 pedagogical approach, this solution empowers students to develop the critical-thinking skills, positive attitudes, and confidence needed to set the stage for achievement.
An emphasis on the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach allows students to gain deeper conceptual understanding through hands-on manipulatives, diagrams and models, and abstract symbols.
The Engage-Learn-Try Focus Cycles in the latest Singapore Math® curriculum present a concept step by step so that students can easily grasp it.
Problem solving is central to learning. Students are guided in acquiring and applying concepts and skills to non-routine, open-ended, and real-world problems.
In the concrete stage, students use hands-on manipulatives to explore new concepts.
From there, students move to the pictorial stage to see these ideas represented by diagrams and discover how models help demonstrate the relationships between numbers.
Finally, students connect their concrete experiences and pictorial representations to abstract symbols, such as numbers.
Math in Focus scaffolds instruction to meet the needs of individual learners with hands-on learning and visual models that support and optimize learning.
Visual models, including bar models, help students develop the ability to visualize mathematical situations, which is key to becoming a successful problem solver.
Hands-on activities and manipulatives engage students and let them experience concepts in a concrete way.
Ed, the HMH learning platform provides students with an engaging interface to complete assessments and interact with ebooks, learn videos, mini-games, and virtual manipulatives.
With comprehensive and easy-to-use resources, Math in Focus provides everything teachers need to support students in developing foundational understanding. A consistent, clear teaching path fosters a focus on new content and encourages mathematical thinking.
Step-by-step planning and teaching support is provided within every lesson, along with embedded professional development.
Differentiation resources for striving, on-level, and advanced learners as well as English learners are outlined in the Teacher’s Editions and provided as printable resources online.
A range of formative and summative assessments offer the tools to measure students’ progress and assess true mastery, while identifying learning gaps and providing extra support.
Math Solutions provides embedded, on-demand learning for anytime support for a successful first year, and a Professional Learning Guide available on Ed.
The NEW Teacher’s Corner™ provides additional embedded access to on-demand professional learning and teaching support anytime, anywhere including fellow teachers’ tips and live events.
Math Solutions can provide the support you need to grow your practice with online coaching, courses, and professional learning communities.
After more than a decade of resounding success in U.S. classrooms, Math in Focus is now part of the HMH connected teaching and learning experience.
Connected Teaching and Learning
With Ed, the HMH learning platform, you’ll have access to authentic Math in Focus instruction, supplemental support, professional learning, and assessment, all in a single place with a single login.
Ongoing access to actionable data, automated grouping and reporting tools provide a powerful look into student progress-based on HMH's Growth Measure.
Access: Online, Offline and On the Go
HMH Go™ is a free learning app that connects students and teachers to Math in Focus content and instructional resources online, offline, or on the go.
Math in Focus provides families and caregivers with the resources they need to support students' learning, regardless of whether it takes place at home or in school.
Family Room, via the student's Ed log in, supports diverse learning environments and makes at-home learning more manageable for families and caregivers by providing equitable, on demand resources to help support students.
School-to-Home Connections are provided for each chapter in Math in Focus Grades K–5. This letter outlines activities students can do outside of class that align to the curriculum and identifies key learning objectives. These are available in the Extra Practice and Homework Workbooks and as digital, printable resources.
Student and Parent Help Sheets are designed to assist with logging in and navigating Ed's Math in Focus resources and assignments.
Through the CPA approach and visualization, students experience math concepts concretely, with hands-on experiences that build true foundational understanding.
Activities that ask students to apply math concepts in different ways and create alternative solutions to a problem encourage critical and creative thinking and build mastery.
Problem solving is embedded and central to all instruction and discussion in Math in Focus. Students learn to apply different strategies and are encouraged to consider the best strategies for routine and non-routine problems to build strong problem-solving skills.
The Singapore Math® framework acknowledges the role attitude plays in learning math and supports students in approaching problem solving with interest and enthusiasm, building their confidence to persevere.
Ed, the HMH learning platform gives teachers ongoing access to actionable data and reporting tools—providing a powerful look into student progress.
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