Explore Math is more than a full-year curriculum for high school students participating in alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards. The curriculum includes two sequential Student Books with corresponding Teacher Manuals. Both Student Books focus on functional math concepts like spending money, telling time, keeping a calendar, following maps, reading graphs, and understanding paychecks. Engaging photos illustrate real life situations and give students visual cues to solve math problems. Teacher Manuals are organized as lessons, each with an objective, material list, and step-by step procedure. They also include the Student Book as a PDF. The program includes:
Two progressive student books
Corresponding Teacher Manuals
PDFs for printouts
Photo illustrated worksheets
Life skill themes
Problems challenge but don’t overwhelm
Alignment to state and national standards, including the common core
Explore Math has six chapters: Math Vocabulary, Using Numbers 0–12, Using Numbers 0–18, Using Numbers 0–100, Using Numbers 0–1000, and Fractions.
Explore Math 2 has four chapters: Home, Work, Community, and Leisure Math. It expands the concepts presented in book one and links them to a character’s everyday life. For example, Dionn works at a sports equipment company and needs to find the phone numbers of coworkers, determine map distances, schedule a business trip, and calculate business expenses.
The Introductory Kit includes both Student Books, corresponding Teacher Manuals, and two Win/Mac CDs with Classroom License for printouts. The Classroom Kit includes eight of both Student Books plus all the other items in the Introductory Kit. Additional student books available separately.
This product has no system requirements.
There is currently no demonstration video for the Explore Math program.