Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum

Driven by student discourse, IM Certified™ curricula are rich, engaging core programs built around focus, coherence, and rigor. The curricula are trusted, expert-authored materials developed to equip all students to thrive in mathematics.

About the curriculum

  • Spark discussion, perseverance, and enjoyment of mathematics.

    IM Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 are problem-based core curricula rooted in content and practice standards to foster learning and achievement for all. Students learn by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Teachers can shift their instruction and facilitate student learning with high-leverage routines that guide them in understanding and making connections between concepts and procedures.

  • Intentional lesson design that promotes mathematical growth.

    IM Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 lessons are designed with a focus on independent, group, and whole-class instruction, building mathematical understanding and fluency with all students. Teachers will also use Warm-ups and Cool-downs to help guide lesson pacing and planning.

  • The purpose and intended use of the Algebra 1 Supports Course.

    Students who struggle in Algebra 1 are more likely to struggle in subsequent math courses and experience more adverse outcomes. The Algebra 1 Supports Course is designed to help students who need additional support in their Algebra 1 course. Each Algebra 1 Supports Course lesson is associated with a lesson in the Algebra 1 course. The intention is that students experience each Algebra 1 Supports lesson before its associated Algebra 1 lesson. The Algebra 1 Supports lesson helps students learn or remember a skill or concept that is needed to access and find success with the associated Algebra 1 lesson.