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”.
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.
Math doesn’t have to be taught from an out-of-date textbook.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer 2020 update: All guided notes are now available as Google Slides™.
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.
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.
It is such a time saver. I like how organized it is. You pretty much can just give it to a teacher and they have everything. I love it. I love the activities being converted digitally. How did I survive without the entire curriculum before??
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!
I teach a self-contained combo and time is precious. The new videos allow me to have one group start their lesson while I am teaching the other grade level. When I am done, I just do a mini-lesson with the group who started with the videos. The extra 15 minutes is priceless!
A license to use the resources is renewed each year
A license to use the resources is renewed each year
Trusted resources, so you don’t have to scour for lessons, practice, and assessments.
So students can practice and apply concepts in an engaging way.
To avoid the drill and kill of online practice.
Making remediation, extensions, and a self-paced classroom possible without the stress.
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!
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.
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.
Great, we hope you have enjoyed using it! All Access is our new membership which the curriculum is included! We are opening it to founding members.
We do value your investment in MTM resources, so we want to offer you a discount on All Access!
If you own the curriculum on the MTM site, when logged in your discount will automatically apply in the cart. This founding members discount will apply as long as you remain a member.
If you own the curriculum on TpT, please complete this form in order to gain access to a MTM account first.
No! If you purchased our curriculum prior to All Access, you still own a license to use it. You can still view all of the content in your account on either TpT or MTM (wherever you purchased).
We would love to have you join All Access if you think the digital activities and student video library would be helpful for you!
This file is a license for ONE teacher and their students. Please purchase the appropriate number of licenses if you plan to use this resource with your team.
MTM All Access is a reoccurring membership subscription. All subscriptions purchased from the shop at maneuveringthemiddle.com via personal credit card (not including school purchases) are set to auto renew on the timeframe the customer selects. In order for a customer to cancel their subscription, a request must be submitted to the Maneuvering the Middle® five (5) business days before the next billing cycle.
Should a Customer choose to cancel, Customer no longer has license to access or use the Maneuvering the Middle Resources.