New Digital Math Textbook Incorporates Inquiry-Based Learning
A new digital math curriculum for middle and high
students is designed to encourage inquiry-based learning and is aligned with Common
Education has introduced its Math
digital textbook that will support math education for middle school
well as high school Algebra I and II and Geometry. The comprehensive
course material includes Common Core-aligned content along with
learning concepts, videos, digital tools and game-like activities, all
to follow the discover-practice-apply cycle instructional approach.
Tools available to students include a graphing
geometry tool, whiteboard tool and a matrix solver. There is also a
dashboard that gives students themselves the opportunity to monitor
progress in real time.
"This digital textbook immediately engages students
instruction and provides all the content and tools I need to create a
digital learning environment that fosters deeper, lasting understanding
concepts," said Jeffery Baugus, math department chair and dean of
Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Gulf Breeze, FL.
For teachers, there is also a real-time dashboard
notes, tips for classroom discussion and instructions about how to
The Math Techbook features formative assessment tools
throughout the course designed lo help prepare students for high-stakes
Also for teachers there is an embedded, customized
professional development program that not only helps them use the Math
with their students, but also gives them strategies to engage students
generally in inquiry-based instruction, math investigations and
real-world problem solving that can be used on any device and in any
The Math Techbook is the latest addition to a series
similar digital textbooks that Discovery Education has created in recent
all in alignment with Common Core Standards.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.