Summit Math is a student-centered curriculum that makes it possible for students to learn at different paces.
These open-and-learn workbooks are designed to make the learning experience better for both teachers and students. Teachers like that the books help them to facilitate cooperative learning in class while students appreciate the lightweight, colorful workbooks that are easy to carry around.
Each book is like a path that guides students through their learning. An Answer Key is included to give students immediate feedback as they advance through each book.
Students who need more guidance can sign up for a subscription to teaching videos that provide step-by-step instruction for every scenario in the Guided Discovery section of each book.
“ Summit Math allows students to work at their own pace which allows me the opportunity to provide individualized attention to those who need it. The collaborative nature of the curriculum has students speaking the language of math while sharing ideas with their classmates. I love that previously learned concepts are continually reinforced throughout the curriculum, and that exercises are also provided for those who want to try a greater challenge.”
“ Learning math with the Summit Math books is an experience like no other thanks to the various types of scenarios and the clear way of explaining how to do each type of scenario. The scenarios are unique in the way that each and every one of them encourages you to explore the topic a little more. The explanations throughout the book explain multiple ways of solving a certain type of scenario, not just one way. Overall, if you like to learn at your own pace AND have a deep understanding of the topics you are learning, I would recommend the Summit Math books for you.”
Less full-class lecturing = More 1-on-1 helping. Move around the room as students learn.
Differentiate instruction. Diverse students naturally learn at diverse paces. While students work through the scenarios in each book, their readiness can determine their pace.
Facilitate cooperative learning groups. When students share their ideas, the teacher is no longer the only person students can go to for help.
New to teaching? The books arrange topics in a logical order. Let them help you plan your lessons.
When these books guide student learning, the class size can feel smaller, because some students may need minimal guidance.
The books spiral back to previous content, making students look back as they move forward.
Students can learn math at different paces and they can work in groups to learn with other students.
Students write in the books, reducing the challenge of taking notes while listening to a teacher talk.
Some students can learn each topic without additional guidance from a teacher.
Students who need extra help can get 1-on-1 help from their teacher or work through their classmates to resolve confusion.
LEARNING MATH THROUGH GUIDED DISCOVERY
Guided Discovery is designed to help you experience a sense of discovery as you learn each new topic.
WHY THIS CURRICULUM IS NAMED SUMMIT MATH
Learning through Guided Discovery can be compared to climbing a mountain. Climbing and learning both require effort and persistence. In both activities, people naturally move at different paces, but they can reach the summit if they keep moving forward. Whether you race rapidly through these books or step slowly through each scenario, this curriculum is designed to keep advancing your learning until you reach the end of the book.
GUIDED DISCOVERY SCENARIOS
The Guided Discovery Scenarios in each book are written and arranged to show you that new math concepts are related to previous concepts you have already learned. Try to fully understand each scenario before moving on to the next one. To do this, try the scenario on your own first, check your answer when you finish, and then fix any mistakes, if needed. Making mistakes and struggling are essential parts of the learning process.
HOMEWORK & EXTRA PRACTICE SCENARIOS
After you complete the scenarios in each Guided Discovery section, you may think you know those topics well, but over time, you will forget what you have learned. Extra practice will help you develop better retention of each topic. Use the Homework and Extra Practice Scenarios to improve your understanding and to increase your ability to retain what you have learned.
THE ANSWER KEY
The Answer Key is included to promote learning. When you finish a scenario, you can get immediate feedback. When the Answer Key is not enough to help you fully understand a scenario, you should try to get additional guidance from another student or a teacher.