For Immediate Release
Chad Colby: Chad.Colby@greatminds.org (202) 297-9437
Great Minds Unveils Eureka Math2
Wednesday, November 10, 2021—Great Minds PBC today unveiled our newest math curriculum, Eureka Math2™ (Eureka Math Squared), at a virtual launch event. The next generation curriculum brings the high-quality math content Great Minds® is known for to students and teachers on a brand-new digital platform.
“Eureka Math2 will usher in a new era in mathematics for students and teachers across the country, combining rigorous, knowledge-building math instruction with an engaging digital experience that provides more moments of discovery,” said Lynne Munson, CEO, and founder of Great Minds. “As our motto says, we know every child is capable of greatness, and this curriculum is built for every child to achieve math greatness.”
The curriculum is designed to highlight how math is a part of everyday life while also ensuring that students build enduring math knowledge. “Eureka Math2 builds confidence and joy in students as they see the beauty and practicality of learning the conceptual knowledge behind every math problem,” said Jill Diniz, chief academic officer, mathematics. “Math is a human endeavor, and all math has real-world connections. We have infused this into the curriculum to engage all students.”
Our teacher–writers created this innovative new curriculum for all students. They drew on feedback from the field and their own experiences as teachers to make sure Eureka Math2 is accessible, readable, and teachable.
Eureka Math2 ensures accessibility by putting into practice the latest research on supporting multilingual learners by leveraging the principles of Universal Design for Learning and promoting social and emotional learning. The curriculum gives educators specific strategies to address learner variance and help students understand, speak, and write in mathematical contexts.
The written materials for Eureka Math2 are designed to maintain the rigor found in all Great Minds curricula while supporting students who need help with reading, especially students with dyslexia. Unnecessary words have been eliminated, and there’s intentionality behind language choices and sentence length at every level.
We streamlined the design and content of the Eureka Math2 teacher resources to ensure that educators have exactly what they need, right when they need it. From differentiation suggestions to slide decks, from digital interactives to pacing guidance, Eureka Math2 includes the resources teachers need for effective, efficient math instruction.
Here are a few of the new components built into the curriculum:
- An innovative digital platform with presentation slides, our powerful Eureka Math2 Equip™ assessment tool, and other online features
- Illustrations from award-winning author Ben Orlin that elevate student engagement in every module for grade levels 6–Algebra
- Digital interactives powered by GeoGebra
- Embedded and premium pre-module, formative, summative, and benchmark assessments in digital, print, and observational formats
- Fine art that relates to the math learning in the module, providing a novel entry point for all learners
- Knowledge-building passages called Math Past that connect the math being studied to our everyday lives and math history
The launch of Eureka Math2 builds on Great Minds’ reputation as a leading developer of high-quality math materials. Our first math curriculum, Eureka Math®, began as an open educational resource in 2013. A 2016 RAND Corporation report found Eureka Math and its original version, EngageNY Math, to be the most widely used elementary school math curricula in the nation. And in a 2018 survey of school district administrators, Eureka Math received the highest marks for elementary math curricula with a +43 net promoter score. The core files of Eureka Math remain free for noncommercial use.
For more information about Eureka Math2 and to watch a recording of the launch event, visit https://edu.greatminds.org/eurekamathsquared.
About Great Minds: Great Minds PBC is a public benefit corporation and a subsidiary of Great Minds, a nonprofit organization. Teachers and scholars write Great Minds curricula, applying their experience to create materials that resonate with students, teachers, and families. Great Minds is the only curriculum creator to have earned three Tier 1 ratings, the highest possible, from the respected Louisiana Department of Education.
In addition to Eureka Math2, the company offers Eureka Math, PhD Science®, Wit & Wisdom® (an English language arts curriculum), and Geodes® books for emerging readers, developed in collaboration with Wilson Language Training®. Learn more at greatminds.org.
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Chad brings more than 23 years of experience in communications to Great Minds. He has served in three state education agencies, which included time assisting New Mexico’s secretary of education with the adoption of new education reform initiatives; serving as the communications director at the Washington, D.C., Office of the State Superintendent of Education; and working as an assistant to the Florida Commissioner of Education. Chad also worked at the U.S. Department of Education from 2004 to 2009 and served as the deputy assistant secretary for media affairs and strategic communication during his final two years there. Chad is a native of Bloomington, Ill., and graduated from Florida State University.