6-8 Math

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 6–8 Math is a problem-based core curriculum 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 6–8 Math lessons are designed with a focus on independent, group, and whole-class instruction. This format builds mathematical understanding and fluency for all students. Teachers will also use Warm-ups and Cool-downs to help guide lesson pacing and planning.

  • Highest Rated 6-8 Mathematics Curricula

    IM 6–8 Math meets expectations in all of the EdReport’s three Gateways. EdReports is an independent nonprofit that reviews K–12 instructional materials for alignment to standards, focus, coherence, rigor, and usability. Read the full analysis here.