Adopting Fishtank Math

Our Math Approach

Anchoring standards-aligned, content-rich tasks

We believe that the content of a curriculum plays a critical role in student learning, and this content must not only be standards-aligned but also rich in a way that engages all students in multiple layers of understanding.

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Communicating mathematical understanding

We believe that providing students with opportunities to communicate and discuss their thinking improves student understanding, provides teachers with useful information to inform instruction, and shifts power away from teachers being the possessors of knowledge to students being the constructors of it. 

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Valuing the process of learning

We believe that learning is a process and must be valued in classrooms.

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Monitoring student progress

We believe that monitoring student progress through various kinds of assessment is an integral part of a curriculum that informs teachers' instructional decisions and students' metacognition. 

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Honoring teacher expertise

We believe teachers bring their expertise to their classrooms, and that providing them with a strong curriculum with the resources they need to make decisions for their students will help drive student learning. 

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Highly Rated by EdReports

Fishtank Math for 3rd–8th Grade has received perfect scores for Alignment to Standards. 

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Ready to Get Started?

We’re here to answer all of your questions about bringing Fishtank Math to your school.

Prepare Your Teachers for Success

School-based and open enrollment professional learning workshops are available to help teachers get the most out of the Fishtank Math curriculum.