Connect to Family, Community, and Culture
i-Ready Classroom Mathematics’ Supports the Goal of Equitable Learning
All students can do math. Mathematical ability is not innate, fixed or passed down genetically. It is a skill that can be learned through persistence and practice. i-Ready Classroom Mathematics’ instructional design helps you build student confidence and create a more inclusive and responsive math class. The meaningful partner and whole class discussions teach students to work effectively with peers, gives every student a voice, and honors the unique perspectives and experiences each learner brings. A variety of contexts and ideas helps students see themselves as a part of the larger mathematics community.
The Try–Discuss–Connect routine helps build the foundation for social emotional learning by providing multiple opportunities to manage emotions, achieve goals, and feel like a positive member of the classroom culture.
i-Ready Classroom Mathematics Lessons center around a student-driven, discourse-rich routine that simultaneously rehumanizes mathematics while granting access to the rich grade level conversation, connection and content. i-Ready Classroom Mathematics supports educators in helping students see their personal and cultural experiences reflected in the mathematics.
Language Routines in i-Ready Classroom Mathematics
As part of Try–Discuss–Connect, you may guide students toward productive conversations for learning through language routines, teacher moves, and conversation tips.
Support for Language, Discourse, Community, and Culturei-Ready Classroom Mathematics recognizes the linguistic and cultural assets that all students, especially English Learners, bring to the classroom. Leveraging students' background knowledge, experiences, and insights can enrich the classroom culture and be built upon for academic success.
5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematics Discourse
See how i-Ready Classroom Mathematics Supports NCTM’s 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions.
Partners with Families
Learning Flow and Progression Videos
Available for each unit directly from the Student Dashboard, the Unit Flow and Progression Videos are accessible for students and families to help gain understanding of the progression of the standards and strategies taught within each unit of i-Ready Classroom Mathematics. Videos are closed-captioned in English and Spanish.
Multilingual Family Resources Site
Key resources are available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Hmong, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yupik.
Multilingual Family Letters for Every Lesson
For each lesson in i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, there is a Family Letter included that you can use to explain the lesson concepts to families. Family Letters are currently available in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
Multilingual Family Nights
To support families and student learning at home, we host Multilingual Family Night webinars in partnership with your district. This year, we had live interpreters for eleven languages! Explore some of our invitation flyers, in five languages, linked here.
Supporting All Students
i-Ready Diagnostic for Mathematics in Spanish
The i-Ready Diagnostic for Mathematics in Spanish matches the content and rigor of the Diagnostic in English based on careful transadaptation of each assessment item using a rigorous process recommended by the International Test Commission.
Commitment to Equity, Anti-Racism, Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching, and Inclusion
i-Ready Classroom Mathematics Multilingual Resources
Explore the student and teacher resources designed to meet the diverse needs of your class.
We offer deeply engaging, interactive Equity Workshops presented by a team of our incredible National Directors.
OSPI Screener for Bias Content in Instructional Materials
This screening tool was designed to help school districts comply with Washington state nondiscrimination law, which requires screening criteria to identify and eliminate bias in all instructional materials as part of any adopted instructional materials policy. Please review the comments column to learn how i-Ready Classroom Mathematics meets criteria.
Our Equity Partners
We are partnering with the following organizations and continue to seek out thought partners in equity to provide and develop more equitable materials in service of the students and teachers who use our products.
Would you like to experience i-Ready Classroom Mathematics as a student, teacher, or administrator? Please reach out to request access!
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