These open-and-learn textbooks guide students through each topic. They are written to help students learn at different paces in a classroom setting. Students can also use these books to learn math at home with help from teaching videos, which are available through a subscription.
Looking for a self-paced curriculum? These books make it easier for teachers to facilitate a collaborative classroom where students learn at different paces.
Homeschooling or looking for enrichment? Use these books to learn math at home. Subscribe to teaching videos to get step-by-step instruction.
“ My children have been using Summit Math books for the past three years and I can’t say enough about these books. The books are thoughtful and purposefully laid out to support all types of learners so that when students feel comfortable with certain topics they can move ahead at their own pace and those students needing more support can find ample practice questions. The classwork sections are supplemented by homework problem sets so students are able to extensively practice and reinforce the topics learned. The answer key allows students to check their work and correct mistakes independently. Each book builds off the other and there is a cumulative review section at the end so students can ensure they are comprehensively learning the material. As an aside, I value that they are light and easy to travel with. I highly recommend these books to eager math students.”
“ The Summit Math books are unlike typical textbooks. They allow students like myself to truly grasp the topics in each book. It doesn't matter how you learn or what speed you go at, these books are made so you can learn at your own pace while still understanding all the material. You have to make sure to check the answer key after each problem, try to figure out what you did right or wrong, and if needed, ask a teacher/peer for help. These books make learning math enjoyable.”
“ Summit Math emphasizes understanding concepts rather than memorizing rules. Students are encouraged to share their thoughts to help classmates understand the underlying concepts of a problem. Students take ownership while acquiring the necessary skills to solve meaningful math problems, and they share great pride, and a sense of accomplishment, for their collaborative efforts.”
Alex Joujan, M.S.Ed
Alex Joujan is a faculty member at The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ where he has been teaching since 2011. During this time he has been the recipient of two awards for his teaching. Alex started writing his own resources in 2013 to improve the learning experience in his classroom. This project developed into the Summit Math series of books, so named to reflect that his curriculum is like hiking; although hiking requires effort and persistence, people can hike at different paces and still reach the summit of the hike. Similarly, Summit Math books are designed to guide students toward a mastery of each topic, while allowing students to learn at their own pace.
Alex was born in Mukinge, Zambia and moved to Chattanooga, TN when he was 5. His family moved to TN after his father died in a car accident, and he is grateful to the many people who guided him through his childhood. His decision to pursue a career in teaching was partially motivated by his appreciation for the impact that his teachers had in his life. In 2005, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Muhlenberg College. In 2006, he earned his M.S. Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, he was also awarded a 5-year teaching fellowship from the Knowles Teacher Initiative.
Alex continues his curriculum writing efforts to help improve the learning experience for both teachers and students.