What's new with Conceptua Math? Here's a look at what we've been up to, including recent conferences and partnerships in the math community.

Full Math Curriculum at Teacher-Friendly Prices
Conceptua Math Launches on Edmodo

Four New Apps for Learning Fractions Now Available

PETALUMA, CA — March 4, 2014 — Conceptua® Math today announced four new apps for learning fractions on the heralded Edmodo® platform. Conceptua Fractions, designed for grades 3-6, provides unprecedented visual learning supports for both teachers and students. With this breakthrough offering, teachers can purchase month-long, whole class replacement curriculum at affordable prices.

Conceptua Math is initially offering four month-long units of study: Understanding Fractions, Adding & Subtracting Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, and Multiplying Fractions. These Conceptua Math lessons are built from the ground up to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. Each unit, or app, provides classroom teachers with on-screen discussion guides as well as practice lessons for students. Each app includes 14 - 18 Guides Lessons for students, plus additional “Reteach” lessons if students struggle.

Edmodo, the world's largest social learning platform for teachers, students, and parents, has over 32 million users. In addition to their social and recommendation features, Edmodo helps teachers locate and purchase high-quality resources through the Edmodo store.

Teachers can find the Conceptua Math apps in Edmodo by searching for paid math apps at the elementary level. Each app costs $49 per year for a group license. The teacher can assign entire units of study to the whole class or individual students within the class. The students simply log into Edmodo, find their assignment, and go to work.

A typical Conceptua Math lesson consists of three parts. First comes the Lesson Opener, where the teacher uses an interactive whiteboard or other front-of-the-room technology to facilitate a lively, interactive class discussion of 10-15 minutes. This onscreen, interactive discussion promotes classroom discourse and builds background knowledge. Once the lesson is introduced, the students log in for their Guided Lesson. Each Lesson is supported with a Lesson Opener and a Lesson Closer for teachers. The lesson culminates with a Lesson Closer. Similar in format to the Opener, this final 5-minute activity is designed to summarize learning and check for understanding.

“Our partnership with Edmodo represents a big step. Conceptua Math is a core instructional solution, not a simple ’app’ or game. Our product is designed to empower teachers as much as students. Now, by reaching out to Edmodo’s 30-million-strong user base with teacher friendly pricing, we are breaking the curriculum adoption barrier,” said Conceptua CEO Arjan Khalsa.

About Conceptua Math
Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math offers best-in-class visual models that are based on leading research, interactive discussion guides that empower a teacher to facilitate the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and adaptive teaching technology that allows a teacher to diagnose and remediate student misconceptions. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.

Conceptua Math Named “Readers' Choice Top 100 Product” by District Administration Magazine

Blended, Online Curriculum Helps Students and Teachers Succeed

PETALUMA, Calif. — December 2, 2013 — Conceptua Math, an innovator in K-8 online math curriculum, today announced that its math curriculum has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product for 2013.”

The winners, selected by District Administration’s editors from a record 1,800-plus nominations, were products that received the highest number of nominations and best descriptions from K12 leaders. The Readers’ Choice Top 100 has been announced online and in the December issue of District Administration.

In recognizing the most innovative products, the annual District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products award informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel.

“The fact that we had a record number of readers participating in this recognition program is a testament to the interest that K12 leaders have in products for improving educational outcomes and operational efficiencies,” says JD Solomon, District Administration’s editorial director. “All of the honorees in our Top 100 program should be very proud of their achievement.”

The Conceptua Math curriculum emphasizes visual and conceptual learning for students, based upon a body of research regarding best practices for diverse learners. These technology-enabled features are supported by interactive discussion guides that empower teachers to facilitate classroom discussions and employs adaptive teaching technology to help teachers differentiate instruction.

About Conceptua Math

Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math offers best-in-class visual models that are based on leading research, interactive discussion guides that empower a teacher to facilitate the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and adaptive teaching technology that allows a teacher to diagnose and remediate student misconceptions.
For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.

About District Administration

District Administration provides K12 leaders with critical news and information for school district management, through its monthly magazine, website, e-newsletters and the District Administration Leadership Institute Superintendent Summits. For more information, visit www.DistrictAdministration.com.
 

Conceptua Math to Provide Teach For America with Curriculum Tools

Ninety teachers will use Conceptua curriculum to instill best practices with Common Core State Standards

PETALUMA, Calif. — October 17, 2013 — Conceptua Math announced today a new partnership with Teach For America to provide the organization’s corps members with a Common Core-designed instructional curriculum for math classrooms in grades 3-5. The collaboration reflects a shared commitment to providing teachers effective classroom supports to understand and implement the Common Core.

“Partnering with Conceptua Math enables Teach For America to better support our elementary math teachers’ efforts to prepare math lessons that engage their students in rigorous content,” said Kaitlyn Baldwin Director of Elementary Math Design for Teach For America. “This ultimately enhances students’ experience with mathematics and their perceptions of what they’re capable of achieving.”

Conceptua Math provides interactive discussion guides that empower teachers to facilitate classroom discussions and employs adaptive teaching technology to help teachers differentiate instruction. Conceptua Math emphasizes visual and conceptual learning for students, based upon a body of research regarding best practices for diverse learners. These technology-enabled features greatly accelerate the pace at which teachers can master the Common Core approach to math instruction and gain general math-teaching proficiency.

Teach For America will pilot the Conceptua Math curriculum in the 2013-2014 school year, with 90 teachers planning to use the all-digital curriculum to enhance teachers’ mathematical knowledge of teaching and classroom mathematics instruction. Then, a projected 300 incoming Teach for America teachers will start using Conceptua Math during the 2014 Teach For America Summer Institutes. The use of Conceptua Math with these teachers will instill best practices in mathematics instruction around the Common Core.

“Conceptua is fully aligned with the Teach For America mission of providing well-prepared teachers to low income communities to ensure all students have access to high quality instruction,” said Arjan Khalsa, CEO at Conceptua Math. “We are honored to partner with Teach For America to help teachers quickly get up to speed on best practices in mathematics instruction.”

About Conceptua Math

Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math offers best-in-class visual models that are based on leading research, interactive discussion guides that empower a teacher to facilitate the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and adaptive teaching technology that allows a teacher to diagnose and remediate student misconceptions.
For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.
 

Conceptua Math Announces Fact Fluency

Powerful Combination of Adaptive Learning and Visual Models

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 26, 2013 — Conceptua Math announces Fact Fluency: a new adaptive computing module for its ground-breaking math curriculum. Fact Fluency uses personalized learning algorithms along with Conceptua’s patent-pending visual models. With the introduction of Fact Fluency, Conceptua Math adds the power of adaptive learning to its rich adaptive teaching curriculum.

Conceptua’s new fluency component builds speed and accuracy in math facts. The first Fact Fluency module is in multiplication and division under 100. This scientific advancement takes a baseline measure of student speed on a given computing device, provides practice in math facts with the support of visual models, and then applies a timed skills check.

Fact Fluency is delivered as part of the Conceptua Math core instructional program for grades 3-5. It presents facts in an order that is supported by research and is presented in the Conceptua curriculum. Instead of simply moving from 1s to 2s and up the ladder, Fact Fluency starts with numbers that students can easily skip count, such as 2s, 5s and 10s, and then moves to facts beyond skip counting, such as 7s, 8s and 9s.

Fact Fluency adapts to each student’s personal pace. It provides students with the support of visual models of their choice when they encounter difficult math facts. Students are encouraged to take charge of their own learning experience and monitor their own progress. Fact Fluency includes a Fact Mastery Grid that provides students with a quick snap-shot of their personal progress.<

Arjan Khalsa, Conceptua Math CEO, explains, “This new adaptive learning module and Conceptua’s adaptive teaching curriculum offer a powerful combination that employs technology to support both teachers and students. It is an important step forward in our complete classroom solution.
Learn more about Fact Fluency >

About Conceptua Math
Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math offers best-in-class visual models that are based on leading research, interactive discussion guides that empower a teacher to facilitate the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and adaptive teaching technology that allows a teacher to diagnose and remediate student misconceptions. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.
 

Secretary of Education Duncan Visits Exemplary Conceptua Math Site

Conceptua Math Plays Key Role in Digital Learning Initiative

TUCSON, AZ. — September 11, 2013 — United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan paid a special visit to a leading Conceptua Math implementation site today to recognize its leadership in digital learning. Duncan is at the Sunnyside Unified School District which uses Conceptua Math as its grade 3-5 core instructional program.

Secretary Duncan and Richard Culatta, the Director of the Office of Educational Technology, are on a Back-To-School Bus Tour with the theme “Strong Start, Bright Future.” In his comments to a large gathering of students, school officials, and Arizona political leaders, Secretary Duncan strongly endorsed the use of technology in schools. He stated that funds traditionally earmarked for textbooks need to be re-allocated to technology-based content. His comments were echoed by Sunnyside Superintendent, Manuel Isquierdo, who said that the district is going “all-digital” and that there is “no looking back!”

Arjan Khalsa, CEO of Conceptua Math, participated in a leadership roundtable with Director Culatta which focused primarily on the opportunities that lie ahead as schools move in the direction of digital content delivery. Culatta made it clear that new digital curricula must be much more interactive than textbooks and must support teachers.

Sunnyside selected Conceptua Math due to its unique pedagogy and built-in teacher supports. Conceptua Math emphasizes visual and conceptual learning, based upon a body of research regarding best practices for diverse learners. Conceptua Math provides interactive discussion guides to empower teachers to facilitate classroom discussions and employs adaptive teaching with technology to help teachers differentiate instruction. These technology-enabled features bring Common Core math instruction to life in the Sunnyside schools.

Sunnyside’s Director of School Improvement, Pam Betten, spoke today about the Conceptua implementation: “We are taking a big step. With Conceptua, we are using technology as our core instructional component for upper elementary. It supports our teachers and our students, and I see the whole district making huge strides forward. This means everything to us as we work to master the Common Core in mathematics.”

The Sunnyside Unified School District serves 18,000 predominantly Hispanic students with a nationally-recognized 1:1 computing initiative. Within the district, 5,600 students across 18 campuses and 219 classrooms are currently using Conceptua Math. Students experience high levels of engagement, while teachers appreciate that the digital curriculum enhances their involvement with students. Teachers deliver openers and closers, facilitated discussions, on a daily basis. They have become proficient with the class dashboard offering real time data and assignment differentiation.

About Conceptua Math

Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math offers best-in-class visual models that are based on leading research, interactive discussion guides that empower a teacher to facilitate the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and adaptive teaching technology that allows a teacher to diagnose and remediate student misconceptions. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.

Conceptua® Math Announces Grade 3-5 Rollout

Three Diverse School Districts Adopt Comprehensive Digital Math Curriculum

PETALUMA, Calif. — June 12, 2013 — Conceptua Math today announced the rollout of a comprehensive digital mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5. Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz.; Henry County Schools in McDonough, Ga.; and Grandview School District in Grandview, Wash. are the first three districts to adopt this new program. Conceptua will launch grades 3-5 curriculum units in a staged release over the next two school years. 

The Sunnyside Unified School District, which serves 18,000 students of low socioeconomic status primarily from the Latino community, selected Conceptua Math as its core curriculum solution for grades 3-5 based upon results attained with Conceptua Fractions over the 2012-2013 school year. During that time, student understanding of fractions nearly doubled, with an overall increase in comprehension of 36 percent in the fourth and fifth grades. Because of this success, Steve Holmes, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Sunnyside, describes Conceptua Math as a core component of their future mathematics curriculum. “We have assessed many online math programs. We see Conceptua as the best fit for our Common Core rollout, and we believe that Conceptua Math represents the best-of-breed for 1:1 digital curricula.”

Henry County Schools, with a diverse population of 40,000 students, participated in a year-long Conceptua Math pilot that emphasized visual and conceptual modeling, along with rich classroom discussions in mathematics. The district gathered both summative data on student performance and affective data on teacher development, basing its commitment to Conceptua on positive outcomes. 

The Grandview Schools in eastern Washington serve a low-socioeconomic, primarily Hispanic community. Wilma Kozai, Assistant Superintendent, found that Conceptua Math meets the school district’s expectations about visual learning that emphasizes mathematical conversations, easy translation from one visual model to another, and differentiated instruction with inclusion. It also provides opportunities for teachers to deepen their understanding of the Common Core Content and Practice Standards. 

Conceptua Math delivers online, visual and conceptual math curriculum to both students and teachers. The program is organized into month-long Big Ideas, units that are Common Core aligned and designed to foster deep conceptual understanding. Daily lessons include Openers and Closers, which are teacher-facilitated classroom discussions that employ interactive whiteboards or other front-of-the-room technologies. Students log in to Guided Lessons where they receive visual instruction and practice through Adaptive Teaching.

The grades 3-5 curriculum includes the already completed Conceptua Fractions content and adds whole number operations, place value, measurement, geometry, and data analysis. New visual models, a Conceptua specialty, will include arrays and number lines for multiplication and division, base ten blocks for place value, Singapore bar models, Geoboards, and more.

Arjan Khalsa, CEO of Conceptua Math, commented on the development of the grades 3-5 digital curriculum: “We are thrilled to expand our offering to meet the demands for visual and conceptual learning in math. These three districts include populations traditionally viewed as high risk for low achievement in math. We have had a full year of success under our belt with all three, and now we have a chance to grow together.”

About Conceptua Math 
Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math uses patent-pending technologies to bid farewell to the traditional print textbook and usher in a new era where both teachers and students use visually-interactive curriculum to master difficult math topics. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.

 

 

Conceptua® Math Announces Visionary Advisory Board

Petaluma, CA, April 30, 2013 — Conceptua Math is pleased to announce the formation of a new advisory board comprised of a diverse group of mathematics education visionaries. The Conceptua Advisory Board includes leaders in the Common Core movement, change agents in math education, and people with vast experience from the classroom to the national level. These advisors will guide Conceptua Math in its approach to curriculum development and delivery. The team includes:

  • Steve Leinwand - Steve Leinwand is one of the most important voices in math education today. As a primary messenger in the Common Core movement, he boldly motivates school districts across the country. For over 30 years, Steve has held leadership positions in mathematics education. He is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C., has served as a Mathematics Consultant with the Connecticut Department of Education, and was president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.
  • Julie McNamara, PhD - Julie McNamara is a valuable Conceptua collaborator. Her doctoral research involved student achievement in fractions, and she consulted with Conceptua Math while writing her Math Solutions book, Beyond Pizzas and Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense, Grades 3-5. Dr. McNamara is currently part of the TeachingWorks team at the University of Michigan and has served on teaching staffs at the University of California at Berkeley and Saint Mary’s College.
  • Dan Meyer – Dan Meyer is one of the nation’s leading advocates for innovation, creativity, and the use of technology in math education. He is a well-known speaker, author, and blogger (dy/dan) with over 15,000 followers on Twitter. Dan has been seen on CNN, Good Morning America, TED.com, and Every Day with Rachel Ray promoting an engaging approach to math education. He is pursuing a doctoral fellowship at Stanford University in math education.
  • Robyn Silbey - Robyn Silbey has provided guidance and direction to Conceptua Math since the inception of the company. She is a top-tier professional development expert who worked as a math coach for 25 years at Montgomery County Public Schools, MD. She specializes in Singapore Math strategies and in the use of technology in education. Robyn develops curriculum for leading publishers, has published in the esteemed Teaching Children Mathematics magazine, and has served in the Teacher Training Corps for the US Department of Education.  

Arjan Khalsa, CEO of Conceptua Math, describes the timely importance of this Advisory Board, “The K-8 math marketplace is significantly disrupted, leaving district leaders confused about the future of curriculum materials and their ability to meet Common Core demands. The insights from these four dynamic people will give us a window into what is working and what needs to change in order for our company to meet tomorrow’s math challenges.”

About Conceptua Math
Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math uses patent-pending technologies to bid farewell to the traditional print textbook and usher in a new era where both teachers and students use visually-interactive curriculum to master difficult math topics. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH.  

Conceptua Math Workshops at NCSM/NCTM Annual Meeting 2013

Meet us in Denver and learn how teachers are using Conceptua Math to create a natural environment for learning math.

 

NCSM Presentations

Real World Mathematics: Modeling, Motivation, and Meaning
Includes: Student work samples

Session #183
Monday, April 15, 2013 from 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenter: Arjan Khalsa, Connie Laughlin, Melissa Hedges, and Lauri Susi
Platinum

Fraction Conversations: Effective Questioning and Technology Tools to Improve Instruction
Includes: Video of students in classrooms

Session #224
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 10:00am – 11:00am
Presenters: Mary Elizabeth Mendenhall and Lauri Susi
Centennial C

Teach Mathematics Like Never Before: Adaptive Teaching Supported with Built-In Professional Development
Includes: This is a hands-on technology lab

Session #373 (Technology Showcase)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 10:00am - 11:00am
Presenter: Lauri Susi and Arjan Khalsa
Quartz A/B
 

NCTM Presentations

Fraction Conversations: Effective Questioning and Technology Tools to Improve Instruction
Includes: Video of students in classrooms

Session #424
Friday, April 19, 2013 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenters: Mary Elizabeth Mendenhall and Lauri Susi
Centennial Ballroom D (Hyatt Regency)
Presentation Format: 3-5 Session
Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8, 3 to 5

It’s all about asking the right questions and listening to students. We will describe a successful professional development project supporting teachers in improving effective mathematical classroom discussions grounded in key Common Core fractional concepts with technology tools. We will also share implementation process materials.

Facilitate English-Language Learner Participation through Questioning and Online Visual Models
Includes: Interactive technology

Session #585
Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: Lauri Susi and Nora Ramirez
401/402 (Convention Center)
Presentation Format: 3-5 Session
Grade Band Audience: 3 to 5, 6 to 8

Learn how to scaffold the teaching and learning of number concepts by focusing on the big ideas, using multiple representations, questioning, and technology. We will present strategies to plan and integrate the use of language and discourse to make mathematics accessible for all learners, including English language learners.

Teaching Students Principles for Comparing Fractions
Includes: Interactive technology

Session #607
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:00 am-9:00 am
Presenter: John Laskarzewski
Mile High 4 E/F (Convention Center)
Presentation Format: 3-5 Session
Grade Band Audience: 3 to 5, 6 to 8

Examine important principles that students must understand to compare fractions. We will explore each in a variety of contexts and models, including manipulative materials and free online tools, to help students understand and extend their previous understandings of whole numbers to fractions.
 

Achievement Gains with Conceptua® Fractions for At-Risk District, Sunnyside USD

Data shows significant growth in comprehension of fractions.

Petaluma, CA, February 7, 2013 — Conceptua Math today announced that Tucson, Arizona’s Sunnyside Unified School District (USD) made dramatic gains in student achievement using the Conceptua Fractions curriculum during the fall of 2012.

Pre- and post-test data has been analyzed for 2,000 fourth and fifth graders, across 13 schools and 120 classrooms, who used the program daily as a replacement fractions curriculum for two and a half months. The impact on student performance was dramatic. Student understanding of fractions nearly doubled, with an overall increase in comprehension of 36% in both grades. Before studying fractions, only 4.5% of the students were proficient with the subject matter. After using Conceptua Fractions, the proficiency rate increased to 61%.

“The post test results were extremely encouraging. The data show significant growth in a core curricular area where it has historically been very difficult for us to raise student performance,” says Christie McDougall, Math Coordinator, Sunnyside Unified School District.

The Sunnyside District serves more than 18,000 preK–12 students with a population that is 88% Hispanic and 85% low socioeconomic. The graduation rate is 67%. Four of the five middle schools and two of the elementary schools are currently labeled as “D” schools according to AZ Learns, Arizona’s accountability system. Low performance in mathematics is a significant factor contributing to this accountability rating. As a result, Sunnyside was looking for a new math curriculum, starting with the topic that students and teachers found most difficult and frustrating – fractions. They found what they were looking for in Conceptua Fractions, a digital fractions curriculum from Conceptua Math.

Sunnyside USD and Conceptua Math share a passion for education and implementation that contributed to the student success. Dr. Manuel Isquierdo, Sunnyside’s Superintendent, explains: “When Conceptua first came to our attention, I recognized right away that this is not only a superior instructional approach to learning mathematics, but also a unique business partnership that could help Sunnyside achieve the ambitious goals we have for our technology-rich learning environment.”

A case study documenting student results, teacher behaviors, and the implementation practices leading to these results is available here.

About Conceptua Math
Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math uses patent-pending technologies to bid farewell to the traditional print textbook and usher in a new era where both teachers and students use visually-interactive curriculum to master difficult math topics. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888.768.MATH. 

 

Conceptua Math and CORE Partner to Deliver Digital Math to School Districts

Companies combine strengths to deliver top-tier digital curriculum and teacher support

Petaluma, CA November 13, 2012 – Conceptua® Math, a leader in online visually-interactive math curriculum and Consortium On Reaching Excellence In Education (CORE), a leading implementation support services provider in mathematics, announced a partnership today to deliver professional development (PD) services to school districts. CORE will work with math coaches and teachers to support school district implementations of Conceptua Math.

The goal of this partnership is to capitalize on the strengths of the two organizations, where Conceptua Math provides the visual math curriculum and CORE provides ongoing PD support. Conceptua CEO, Arjan Khalsa, explains that this strategy is essential in order for the company to reach more districts: “Our partnership with CORE reflects a central part of our service strategy. With CORE’s math team as an extension of our company, we can provide implementation support to more school districts.”

Conceptua Math believes on-site, PD support will be critical for successful transition to the Common Core Standards. The Conceptua product helps teachers address the new standards, and CORE helps teachers to integrate best practice methods into their daily routine. Mr. Khalsa states, “STEM is on the rise, the Common Core assessments are two years away, and online math curriculum is becoming the first-choice for many districts. CORE is an ideal partner to help school districts make the transition to our curriculum.”

Conceptua works with top-tier PD providers. Lauri Susi, Director of Professional Development for Conceptua Math, explains how CORE meets the requirements. “We chose CORE because they offer comprehensive services. CORE has experience planning with district leadership, providing introductory professional development to teachers, co-teaching in classrooms, and providing ongoing coaching.”

CORE chose to work with Conceptua based upon their shared commitment to great teaching. Mark Simmons, CORE Chief Operating Officer, states, “Conceptua’s Keep the Teacher in the Equation™ strategy aligns well with our fundamental school improvement model: educator’s knowledge and student learning tools are critical components to educational success. We are training teachers to use visual and conceptual methods, lead mathematics discussions, and diagnose student misconceptions. The Conceptua Math curriculum gives teachers a ready-made platform to exercise best practices.” He sums it up this way: “By working with Conceptua Math, we can help teachers move into the new age of math education.”

The first large-scale example of this partnership is in the Sunnyside Unified School District serving 17,000 students in Tucson, AZ. Sunnyside has purchased curriculum licenses and targeted implementation services from Conceptua Math, while contracting for mathematics PD services from CORE.

About CORE
CORE works collaboratively with schools, districts, state organizations, and education agencies around the country as a trusted advisor at all levels of preK–12 education to support math achievement and literacy growth for all students, as well as implementation of the Common Core State Standards. CORE's expertise in mathematics, early reading, intervention, adolescent literacy, special education, assessment, writing, English learners, and Response to Intervention has led to impressive achievement gains in some of the nation’s most vulnerable school systems. With over 1,000 schools and 300 districts served, CORE has supported large urban, suburban, and rural schools. CORE's implementation support services and products help customers build their own capacity for effective instruction by laying a foundation of research-based knowledge, supporting the use of proven tools, and developing leadership. For more information about CORE, please contact Heather Frame at 888.249.6155, ext. 4232 or visit www.corelearn.com.

About Conceptua Math
Conceptua Math, an innovator in online K–8 math curriculum, was founded by a team of educational publishing and research leaders with a mission to transform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conceptua Math uses patent-pending technologies to bid farewell to the traditional print textbook and usher in a new era where both teachers and students use visually-interactive curriculum to master difficult math topics. For more information, visit www.conceptuamath.com or phone 888-768-MATH.