enVision® Mathematics Common Core © 2021 for grades 6-8 is the only math program that combines problem-based learning and visual learning to deepen students’ conceptual understanding. enVision is used by classrooms across the country and around the world. The latest enVision is even better with over 200 new lessons, a newly redesigned Teacher’s Edition, and new instructional opportunities like Pick a Project which provides students with opportunities to choose how they communicate their math ideas.
enVision Mathematics Common Core fully aligns with the Common Core State Standards. Instruction in the program is designed to help students understand the full depth of the standards. enVision organizes content into topics that focus on CCSS clusters. By organizing the program based on CCSS clusters, focus and coherence to the mathematical content is achieved. Cross-Cluster Connections are provided at the beginning of each lesson, which reference connections between clusters that are also often connections between topics or domains.
CCSS are referenced throughout the Teacher’s Edition, as follows:
enVision Common Core packs a unique one-two punch. Lessons start with Problem-Based Learning (PBL), where students must think critically about a real-world math problem, evaluate options, collaborate, and present solutions. This is followed by Visual Learning to solidify the underlying math concepts. It’s the best way to help kids better understand math ideas.
The program is made up of the following program components:
The learning model in the enVision program—problem-based learning, visual learning, and data-driven differentiated instruction—has been researched and verified as effective. Core instruction used for every lesson has been shown to be effective for developing conceptual understanding and fully supporting the Common Core State Standards.
enVision Mathematics Common Core features comprehensive differentiated instruction and intervention support to allow access for all students. The program’s balanced instructional model provides appropriate scaffolding, differentiation, intervention, and support for a broad range of learners, and is designed to facilitate conceptual understanding of mathematics for students at a range of learning levels.
Comprehensive, built-in differentiation resources support all levels of learners, including those with learning disabilities and ELLs, through personalized, adaptive learning.
The program meets a variety of student needs and provides Response to Intervention (RtI) during each lesson, at the end of each lesson, at the end of each Topic, and any time as indicated in the Teacher’s Edition. A description of RtI tiered instructional resources for the program is included in the Teacher’s Program Overview for each grade. The following are examples of tiered instructional support found online for each lesson.
Tier 1 ongoing Intervention includes the following resources that can be used during the lesson:
Tier 2 strategic intervention includes the following resources that can be used at the end of the Lesson:
Tier 3 intensive intervention instruction is delivered daily outside of the core math instruction, often in a one‐to‐one situation. The Math Diagnosis and Intervention System can be used for this purpose, for example.
To learn more about the enVision program, take a look at the Overview Brochure.
enVision Mathematics Common Core also received an “All Green” rating from EdReports.org meaning the program meets expectations for alignment to the Common Core. See here for more information.
The authorship team is made up of respected educational experts and researchers whose experiences working with students and study of instructional best practices have positively influenced education. Contributing to enVision with a mind to the evolving role of the teacher and with insights on how students learn in a digital age, these authors bring new ideas, innovations, and strategies that transform teaching and learning in today’s competitive and interconnected world.
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enVision digital courseware on Savvas Realize™ includes robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Easy data collection, display, and analysis allows educators to see students’ grasp of Standards and plan instruction accordingly. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments. Program resources, personalized practice, remediation, and assessments are available in one location for easy lesson planning and presentation. Click here to sign up for a demo.
enVision Mathematics Common Core is designed to achieve a coherent progression of mathematical content aligned with the Common Core State Standards within each course and across the program, building lesson to lesson. Every lesson includes online practice instructional examples as the progression of topics builds, allowing students additional practice with these skills and to develop a deeper conceptual understanding.
At the beginning of every topic, teachers are provided with support for the focus of the topic, how the topic fits into an overall coherence of the grade and across grades, the balance of rigor in the topic, and how the practices enrich the mathematics in the topic. Carefully designed learning progressions achieve coherence across grades:
Coherence is supported by common elements across grades, such as Thinking Habits questions for math practices and diagrams for representing quantities in a problem. Coherence across topics, clusters, and domains within a grade is the result of developing mathematics as a body of interconnected concepts and skills. Cross-Cluster Connections are provided at the beginning of each lesson, which reference connections between clusters that are also often connections between topics or domains. Across lessons and standards, coherence is achieved when new content is taught as an extension of prior learning—developmentally and mathematically. (For example, Solve & Discuss It!/Explore It!/Explain It! at the start of lessons engages students in a problem-based learning experience that connects prior knowledge to new ideas.).
Look Back! and Look Ahead! Content connections are highlighted in the Coherence part of Topic Overview pages in the Teacher’s Edition.
The Topic Background: Rigor page shows teachers how the areas of rigor will be addressed in the topic, and details how conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application builds within each topic to provide the rigor required.
On the first page of every lesson, the Lesson Overview includes sections titled Focus, Coherence, and Rigor. The Rigor section highlights the element or elements of rigor emphasized in the lesson, which may be one, two, or all three. Features in every lesson support each element, but the emphasis will vary depending on the CCSS being developed in the lesson. The core instructional model features support for conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application during both instruction and practice, as described below.
To learn more about enVision’s effective pedagogy, see Eric Milou’s white paper entitled, Teaching for Understanding.
At the start of the school year, schools have the opportunity to implement norm-referenced and validated assessments to identify students’ strengths and areas for growth. The new award-winning Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments work directly with the enVision Mathematics Common Core course on Savvas Realize to inform instruction and provide robust student data. As a result of the Diagnostic assessment, teachers are armed with flexible instructional recommendations personalized to every student.
enVision Mathematics Common Core portrays diverse individuals and groups in a variety of settings and backgrounds. The program has been reviewed and approved for unbiased and fair representation. The selections in enVision Mathematics Common Core include a wide variety of contemporary, classic, and multicultural authors.
Our educational materials feature a fair and balanced representation of members of various cultural groups, including racial, ethnic, and religious groups; males and females; older people; and people with disabilities. The program integrates social diversity throughout all of its lessons, and includes a balanced representation of cultures and groups in multiple settings, occupations, careers, and lifestyles.
We strive to accurately portray diverse groups within our society as well as diversity within groups. Our programs use language that is appropriate to and respectful of our cultural diversity. We involve members of diverse ethnic and cultural groups in the concept development of our products as well as in the writing, editing, illustration, and design.
Pick a Project is one of the motivating activities in enVision Mathematics Common Core, giving students a choice by letting them pick from a selection of math projects. Pick a Project launches each enVision topic and engages students in a real-world math project that accommodates different learning styles and interests. Students work independently, with a partner, or in small groups. The math problem activates prior knowledge and is a great way to deepen understanding during the entire topic.