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Everything you need to successfully
transform math class

With just a couple of supplemental lessons, you will experience what independent research, student test scores, and increased classroom participation have proven time after time: Citizen Math makes a transformative difference.

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how it works

Everything you need to successfully transform math class

With just a couple of supplemental lessons, you will experience what independent research, student test scores, and increased classroom participation have proven time after time: Citizen Math makes a transformative difference.

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how it works

Everything you need to successfully transform math class

With just a couple of supplemental lessons, you will experience what independent research, student test scores, and increased classroom participation have proven time after time: Citizen Math makes a transformative difference.

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A fundamentally different approach to math education

Citizen Math helps take your core math curriculum to a fresh, inspiring new level. Unlike rote tasks that present math as procedures to memorize and regurgitate, or irrelevant word problems that use the world to look at math, Citizen Math is more immersive, engaging and effective because it uses math to look at the world.

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    What factors influence homelessness
    in a city?

    Develop hypotheses based on key data, including how the evolution of average income, rent, and available jobs play a role, and discuss what community leaders can do to aid people and work to minimize homelessness.

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    What’s the best strategy for cutting
    down trees?

    Discover how communities around the world can harvest wood in a sustainable way by calculating the cylinder volume of tress to determine how the amount of wood yielded per tree changes as it grows.

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    How much of what we see is advertising?

    Students consider what percentage of our physical and virtual worlds are advertising then discuss the positive and negative consequences of an ad-free existence.

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Results in only 1 – 2 lessons

A research study of over 25,000 students indicated that just two supplemental Citizen Math lessons significantly increased classroom performance. Along with elevated test scores, this study also confirmed that the discussion, social interaction, and shared exploration sparked by Citizen Math lessons boosted positive cultural markers, including engagement and morale.

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A more rewarding, conversation-based experience

Citizen Math lessons are whole-class conversations. Your role (as teacher) is to facilitate thoughtful discussions between students that encourage them to consider problems from multiple perspectives. This exploration leads to elevated discourse and helps students develop the skills they need to more clearly understand – and make a positive impact in – the world.

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The tools you – and your students – need to succeed

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Interactive tools

Citizen Math provides all of the tools you need to guide an engaging and educational discussion. Each lesson comes with ready-to-project interactive components including video clips, interactive graphs and charts, and other tools designed to support teachers as they lead rich mathematical discussions.

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student Handouts

To foster insightful discussion, each Citizen Math lesson comes with a beautiful (one-page, double-sided) printable handout for students with the core questions of the lesson plus graphs, tables, and data needed to fuel the convesation. These include plenty of room for students to craft responses in a way that's easy to literally pass around and share with others, but they can also be marked up and collected electronically.

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Teacher Support Materials

All the materials you need to orchestrate a lesson are provided by Citizen Math. This includes a guide on timing and structure, the mathematical objectives and real-world take-aways to focus your convesation, exemplar student responses, potential discussion questions, and teaching tips.

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  • Interactive tools

    Interactive tools

    Citizen Math provides all of the tools you need to guide an engaging and educational discussion. Each lesson comes with ready-to-project interactive components including video clips and mathematical data — allowing both teacher and student to explore possible outcomes.

  • Student handouts

    student Handouts

    To foster insightful discussion, each Citizen Math lesson comes with an easy-to-follow lesson sheet, allowing students to acclimate to the topic, answer questions, and present their work. You can use this handout to guide students to multiple answers for each question, helping them understand the value of exploration and problem solving.

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    Teacher Support Materials

    All the materials you need to orchestrate your lessons are provided by Citizen Math. This includes a guide on timing and structure, potential discussion questions, important takeaways, and answer key.

    Citizen Math results = better outcomes by every measure

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    DEEPER LEARNING

    A research study of over 25,000 students indicated that just two supplemental Citizen Math lessons significantly increased classroom performance — and the test scores prove it.

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    VIBRANT CLASSROOMS

    Citizen Math users report significant improvements in math instruction, learning outcomes, and cultural markers such as engagement and morale — creating a better learning environment for everyone.

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    HAPPIER TEACHERS

    When teachers guide students through relevant and interesting subject matter, not only do students find greater satisfaction in the work, teachers do as well — and happier teachers are better teachers.

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    THOUGHTFUL CITIZENS

    Students who are curious about the world become educated, forward-thinking, active citizens – making a positive difference in their communities and beyond.