YOU CAN REACH YOUR MATH STUDENTS

WITHOUT THE "I STILL HAVE TO PREP FOR TOMORROW" STRESS, THE CONSTANT OVERWHELM OF TEACHING MULTIPLE PREPS, AND THE HAMSTER WHEEL DEMANDS OF CREATING YOUR OWN TEACHING MATERIALS

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I now use the videos for students to complete the handouts and practice while I can meet with small groups to supplement with skill building related to the handouts. Accountability has been shifted to students to use the videos for instruction and to take responsibility for their own learning. I am more of a facilitator, helping them “get it”.

MICHELLE, 8th grade math teacher

It has saved me so much time with planning and I can spend more time at home with my family. I teach 6th through 8th and algebra 1 so it normally takes a long time to plan. Everything is cohesive and helps transition from year to year. The videos are also wonderful. I use them in one of my classes as a flipped classroom. I also use the videos for when students are absent and it helps them to not get behind. I am so grateful that I am able to use this curriculum.

SARA, MIDDLE SCHOOL math teacher

Let me tell you a story...

There once was a math teacher who taught three different preps. She had an out-of-date textbook and a district scope and sequence as her materials, and the internet of course. She loved teaching math and literally jumped for joy when her kids had those “light bulb” moments. So she wasn’t satisfied with just anything on the internet.

It was problematic.

The easy thing to do is just find something, anything to use as teaching materials. But, she also really cared about her students enjoying math and learning that they too can be “math people.”

So she would spend hours scouring the internet, modifying resources to meet the standards and constantly “tweaking” things.

It was a time-consuming process that took away from other valuable responsibilities she had as a teacher.

But those days when the kids were “getting it” and saying things like “this is so easy” made it worth it!

DO ANY OF THESE STATEMENTS
SOUND FAMILIAR?

If you are a 6th, 7th, 8th, or Algebra 1 math teacher that is struggling with teaching math...

THERE IS A BETTER SOLUTION!

REASON No. 1

MATH CAN BE ENGAGING + ATTAINABLE

Math doesn’t have to be taught from an out-of-date textbook. 

Math doesn’t have to be boring or stale.  

Math can be hands-on, cooperative, and student-centered.  Students can enjoy learning the content, make real-world connections, and build their math foundation with the right materials.

REASON No. 2

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A CURRICULUM GURU TO BE A GOOD TEACHER

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a trusted source to utilize resources?

Or even the reassurance that all of the standards are represented in the curriculum?

Standards-based math resources are no longer difficult to find or hard to come by.  You won’t spend precious time modifying something to “make it work” or reinventing the wheel so that it meets the standards.

REASON no. 3

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND YOUR WEEKEND PLANNING

The Sunday Scaries are a real thing, but they don’t have to be.

When your lessons are laid out and ready-to-go, it takes a huge weight off your shoulders.

You can actually look forward to the week because you are prepared and rested.  It is possible to leave your classroom on Friday afternoon without a bag of work to take home or a pile of papers to grade.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE

You can reach your math students by:

Scaffolding math concepts in a simple and step-by-step method

Organizing your scope and sequence in a way that makes sense for kids

Drawing kids into the content with collaborative activities

READY-TO-GO STUDENT MATERIALS + VIDEO LESSONS
FOR LESS THAN $1 A DAY

TEACHING MATH DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT DIFFICULT

As former classroom teachers, we understand how teaching is a giant juggling act!  You are doing your best to keep from dropping the ball and we want to help lighten your load.

When you entered the teaching profession, it was to make an impact on your students...not to constantly spin your wheels on what to teach and how to prep for it

HOW IS THE CURRICULUM DESIGNED?

MATH STANDARDS BROKEN DOWN BY CONCEPT AND ORGANIZED INTO UNITS

TEACHER PLANNING SUPPORT

To ensure vertical alignment and create a cohesive content base, unit overviews provide you with a foundational understanding of where students are and where they need to go. 

Each topic offers teacher tips that address engagement ideas or student struggles to streamline your planning. Pacing guides give you a reference of how to implement the various resources. 

HIGH-QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The guided notes provide visuals and scaffold the concepts in such a way that students refer back to them — a teacher’s dream! Real life application and problem solving strategies have been incorporated throughout the units to ensure that your students can apply the concepts.

Short instructional videos that are aligned to the students handouts, allows for flexibility in classroom structure — use them for at home support and extra review, as support for when you are out, or in a blended learning environment. 

New for 2022-2023: Student handout materials have been reformatted to optimize sizing and spacing so that teachers can project and annotate the content in their classroom. Teaching slides coming on or before August 3, 2022.

HIGH-INTEREST CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Each unit includes at least six hands-on activities to support cooperative learning, higher-level thinking skills, and student practice in a fun way! Teachers have commented that they love hearing their students using academic language and justifying their reasoning.

Digital activities allow for interactive practice for use with Google Slides and PowerPoint. The corresponding exit tickets are a great way to formatively assess after concepts. 

New for 2022-2023: Two meaningful projects per grade level are intended to deepen students’ knowledge while encouraging creativity, and inquiry. These exploratory projects allow students to experience mathematical concepts in everyday life. 

EDITABLE ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

Each unit includes at least one quiz and an editable unit test. This allows you to customize the unit test to meet the needs of your students. Perhaps you would like to reduce the number of questions or answer choices for an IEP or 504 plan, or maybe you want to offer a pre-assessment prior to teaching the unit. The editable unit test provides you the opportunity to make these customizations.  

All quizzes and unit tests are also available in Google Forms™ to ease the grading burden.

“I just wanted to email you and thank you and your team for all you do! This year my 8th grade math team and i used your entire curriculum and we saw scores that we have never seen before (93% passing)! I work at a low income Title 1 school where majority of my kids came to me hating math and over half did not pass the STAAR test the year before. I seriously believe that because of your materials my students started to actually enjoy math. I personally used almost everything in the curriculum and my students grew this year more than I could have imagined! Every student but 1 passed the STAAR test this year and this is coming from the same group of students who came to me with less than half passing during 7th grade!

I just want to say THANK YOU! You have a truly made a difference in not only my teaching but many others on my campus as well!!”

HAYLEY, 8th grade math teacher

“I am one that looks at the kids that fail and forget to celebrate the kids that succeed…I’m a little driven.  Over half of my 67 8th grade on level students (I also teach the Algebra) have never passed a STAAR Math Test. Only 17 of the 67 passed last year’s STAAR Test. Scores came in Friday.  I had 46 pass the first go around.  I had 6 kids get commended. Five missed passing by one question.  The other two teachers at our school were at that level of success as well.  One of my fellow teachers had a kid that had NEVER passed a Math STAAR Test get commended.

I want to say thank you for taking the time to do what you do for kids and teachers across Texas.  We have hooked our 6th and 7th grade on your reviews. We are your town criers in as much as we have exposure to other Middle School teachers at conferences,etc…”

Bethlyn, 8th Grade Math Teacher

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In the spring semester, I “flipped” my classroom. I used the video resources for students to complete notes at an individual pace, rather than whole group. This encouraged student engagement rather than simply “looking engaged.” At the end of the semester, a student who struggled in math in the past told me he thought he could teach a math lesson now, and I have NO DOUBT that he could!!

KAYLA o.

It is so simple to use and very printer friendly. My kids’ words every day are, “THIS IS SO EASY.” I am a first year teacher and this is the best purchase I have made my whole life. I seriously would have spent 1,000 dollars on this. It is that valuable to me. Thank you for creating this and also a big thank you to the MTM team!

ESMERELDA S.

I have loved having a resource that is ready to go, hits all the points I would want to cover if I were creating my own lessons, and saves me SO much time. The curriculum and materials are logical, to-the-point, and attractive, and the supplemental activities are engaging and we’ve been able to use them in lots of fun ways. My biggest win is the time I’ve gained back trying to create lessons and piece together materials from TPT.

ALISON R.

This was the best resource for a first year teacher. I found it super helpful, because I was worried of what or how to go about teaching math to my students. I know that I can ask my colleagues in my department to help but MTM was so helpful! I was able to understand how to teach my students to where they understand as well it helped me mentally to prepare what we are going over in the classroom. I feel the biggest win was definitely how open the material is and how easy it is to access the materials.

MARC D.

I wanted to let you know I appreciate YOU today as well! I transitioned from high school to middle school last year, and your 7th and 6th grade resources quite literally saved my life. I could not have done last year or this virtual year without your incredible resources.

You definitely have a little cult of followers in our district. You were recommended to me by a coworker who uses your 8th grade and Algebra resources. We also recently had to pick out new textbooks as a district, and a group of us had a moment where we agreed, “These resources are cool, but I still haven’t seen anything that would make me quit using MTM.”

Drew C.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH AND ALGEBRA 1

MANEUVERING THE MIDDLE® math CURRICULUM IS THE PERFECT RESOURCE FOR YOU BECAUSE: 

It provides high-interest, engaging resources for students.

It is 100% aligned to the standards.

It minimizes your planning while maximizing your effectiveness.

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ABOUT MANEUVERING THE MIDDLE®

Hi, I'm Noelle!

It was inevitable that Noelle would become a teacher one day as she spent many summers helping her grandmother decorate her elementary classroom, and later played “school” by teaching her younger siblings how to add and subtract.  

After five years of teaching math to 6th-9th grade students, she transitioned into an instructional coaching role.  It was then that she found her true joy of supporting educators! 

Noelle founded Maneuvering the Middle® in 2013 to equip middle school math teachers to reach their students and make math engaging and attainable for kids. Noelle considers it a great privilege to lead the MTM team and support educators across the country. You may have seen her presenting at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching or seen her article in Forbes. 

Our Maneuvering the Middle® team is focused on creating standards-based resources that teachers can trust for their classroom. Thousands of teachers across the country use our resources and we are constantly working to improve them for you and your students!

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a full curriculum that is designed to meet all the grade level standards.  Many teachers and schools use this as their primary curriculum.  However, it can also be used to supplement other required curriculum by providing interactive activities and scaffolded guided notes.

Yes, we work with schools regularly!  If you are wanting to purchase with school funds, we offer a different license with additional features for administrators to accommodate for staffing changes.  Click here to request a school quote.

Yes, we are thrilled to share what we have been working on this year. 

Coming on or before August 3, 2022 to active All Access members: 

  • Teaching Slides
  • Grade Level Projects
  • Editable Quizzes
  • Standards Reference Guide

To read additional details about the resources, click here.

Our units are designed to function independently of each other.  You may need to pull from different units depending on the scope and sequence you are asked to follow.  We encourage you to take a look at the units and standards to ensure that they will work with your district required calendar.

A new feature coming for the 2022-2023 school year is our Standards Reference Guide. This Google Sheet is searchable so you can easily locate all of the resources that will support each standard. 

We hope you have enjoyed using our curriculum! All Access is our membership in which the curriculum is included as well as many additional resources including our student video library, digital activities, and new resources

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