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

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 She had an out-of-date textbook and a district scope and sequence as her materials, and the internet of course.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 was to 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 GRADE MATH or Algebra 1 teacher that is struggling with teaching math...

THERE IS A BETTER SOLUTION!

“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

“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

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Math doesn’t have to be taught from an out-of-date textbook.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

SOLUTION No. 2

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

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could utilize resources from a trusted source?

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.

SOLUTION 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 don’t have to do it alone. We can help you reach your math students by:

Scaffolding math concepts in a progression from basic to complex

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

Drawing students 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

The year-long planning guide provides an overview of the curricula units provided, including standards and a predicted number of days to assist in big picture scope and sequence details.

The unit planning guides provide support for allocating days for each lesson, as well as planning to include specific activities for supplemental practice. 

Each resource is tagged with standards and each lesson has a student-friendly lesson objective.

HIGH-QUALITY MATH 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.

Short instructional videos that are aligned to the student handouts allow 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. 

Teaching slides are included to mirror the student handout materials, optimizing sizing and spacing so that teachers can project and annotate the content in their classroom. 

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 students. 

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.

ALIGNED ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

Each unit includes at least one editable quiz and an editable unit test. This allows you to customize the unit assessments 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 assessments provide you the opportunity to make these customizations.

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

A test generator is included to create different versions of the unit tests at the same difficulty level. These tests can assist in academic honesty, retakes, or pre-assessments.

“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

“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

“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

“We got our state test scores in AZ…drum roll please… 20 points higher passing percentage than the district in 7th grade. This is my second year using MTM and both years my kids learned so much!!”

DEIRDRE

“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

“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

“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

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TEACH
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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So, are you ready to create a high-engagement classroom environment with standards-based lessons, all while saying goodbye to the sunday scaries?

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ATTENTION: TEXAS TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS

Maneuvering the Middle currently offers alignment for both TEKS and CCSS. 

In September 2023, All Access by Maneuvering the Middle was reviewed for alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by an independent curriculum review service, Learning List. After the standard-by-standard review of our curricula’s alignment to content, context, and cognitive rigor, All Access received 100% alignment in all four grade levels.

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HERE'S WHAT IS INSIDE
MANEUVERING THE MIDDLE®
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GRADE LEVEL CURRICULUM

Student-friendly guided notes that are scaffolded and ready to use. Visuals present 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.

Hands-on and collaborative activities to practice the concepts. Scavenger hunts, find it and fix it activities, puzzles, and cut and pastes are some of the ways we have incorporated different grouping structures and made math fun!

Teacher planning resources to streamline your prep! Practical and ready to go.

SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL COMPONENTS

Engaging and high-quality practice designed for use with Google Slides + Google Forms. No more drill and kill online!

These resources are supplemental and can provide students the opportunity to review previously taught concepts, receive additional practice, or act as homework, test reviews and alternative assignments.

Higher-level thinking questions that promote analyzing and synthesizing the content.

STUDENT VIDEO LIBRARY

Professional quality student video library aligned to our MTM curriculum.

Did you have a student out and need them to get caught up? Is a student struggling and needs some additional help? Considering making your classroom more self-paced? Do you have a parent asking for additional resources?

The flexible and easy-to-share videos will take one more thing off your list!

GRADE LEVEL EXTENSIONS

Two meaningful projects intended to deepen students’ knowledge while encouraging creativity and inquiry.

A complete and organized review of the grade-level standards — flexible so you can meet your students’ needs.

A word wall including 190 middle school math terms and their definitions formatted to easily display in the classroom as a strategic visual for essential vocabulary. A Spanish translated version is included, too!

When you join and become an ALL ACCESS member, you will receive:

everything you need for the year

  • ready-to-go curriculum so you don’t have to scour for lessons, practice, and assessments
  • collaborative hands-on and digital activities so students can practice and apply concepts in an engaging way
  • a complete student video library to give you flexibility in the classroom and at home

Ongoing training and support

  • six on-demand video training modules to help you start your year strong 
  • additional email support from our MTM team throughout the year
  • annual updates and new additions to focus on continual improvement

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

How does this work?

Sign up for all access

Get access to hundreds of math teaching resources

watch the training modules

Prep your materials

Walk into class confident and prepared

See the change in your students

ABOUT MANEUVERING THE MIDDLE®

Maneuvering the Middle began as a solution to a need. A need to have standards-aligned resources that empowered teachers and engaged students!

Other materials were lacking – not fully aligned to the standards, dry and repetitive, missing true scaffolding that students need.

Almost a decade later, Maneuvering the Middle strives to empower teachers through high-quality math resources, so that math is both engaging and attainable for kids. 

Maneuvering the Middle resources are designed to be attainable for students, standards-based in design, rich in real-world application, and flexible in implementation. 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, student videos, and scaffolded guided notes.

For information on the instructional design, research-based information, or to request a sample, please reach out to our team.

Please request a sample to view our Standards Correlation document for each grade level. This document displays the lesson objectives and standards covered within each unit to determine if our curriculum is a good fit for your district required calendar.

Please note, our units are flexible and can be rearranged to fit the scope and sequence you are asked to follow. Our platform allows for easy searching and filtering to navigate the resources. Click here to view a video of the platform.

Has your state recently transitioned away from CCSS? Email our team to request a standards alignment guide to compare our CCSS curriculum with your state’s new standards.

In 2014, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics published a book, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. In Principles to Actions, NCTM sets forth a set of “strongly recommended, research-informed actions for all teachers, coaches, and specialists in mathematics; all school and district administrators; and all educational leaders and policymakers.”

Maneuvering the Middle resources are designed to support both the NCTM Principles to Actions and the TEA Research Based Instructional Strategies.  To review our documentation please reach out to our team for additional support.

In September 2023, All Access by Maneuvering the Middle was reviewed for alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by an independent curriculum review service, Learning List. After the standard-by-standard review of our curricula’s alignment to content, context, and cognitive rigor, All Access received 100% alignment in all four grade levels.

We would be happy to send you a sample to help you determine if our resources are a good fit!  Please reach out to our team specifying the state you live in, and which resources you are interested in.

Yes, we work with schools regularly!  We are happy to share helpful information about our resources with your school administrator or representative who makes instructional material purchases. Please contact our team to learn more.

Additionally, you can learn more about our 
school and district licensing options

Please see our full terms of use.

This membership includes a license for ONE teacher and their students. Please purchase the appropriate number of licenses through our Schools Accounts, if you plan to use All Access with your team.  

Subscriptions and memberships made by you through the Website can be canceled directly by you through your account settings. You can self-cancel the subscription via the cancel button in your account prior to the next renewal. If you wish to have MTM cancel the automatic renewal, you must notify MTM at least five (5) business days before the end of the applicable subscription period. Cancellation requests must be submitted to MTM in writing via email to contact(at)manueveringthemiddle.com.

Should a Customer choose to cancel, Customer no longer has license to access or use the Maneuvering the Middle Resources.

The All Access + Maneuvering Math Bundle is a discounted subscription for teachers who would like access to one grade level (your choice of grades 5 – Alg 1) and to Maneuvering Math.

Maneuvering Math is a skill-based, small group intervention program for grades 6-8. It is designed to meet the qualifications of Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction with a focus on small groups, additional time, and explicit instruction. Many teachers and schools use these resources in an intervention class period or as materials for a pull out program. Maneuvering Math includes an introductory component (Jump Start) to equip students with tools and strategies for number operations and problem solving, a daily number sense routine to support numerical fluency and leveled sets of questions and interactive thinking mats for over 60 topics to facilitate small group instruction.

You can find out more information about Maneuvering Math here.