The best way to learn is through experience. Experience Math is a new student-centered mathematics program from Savvas Learning Company. Developed by Dr. Marian Small, Experience Math celebrates the art of teaching combined with the power of an engaged classroom. Through simple planning and high-value, in-the-moment professional learning, Experience Math helps you teach in both creative and purposeful ways.
Dr. Marian Small is an internationally renowned math author, educator, and professional learning consultant. Throughout Experience Math, she shares practical instructional insights and videos to uncover true student understanding. Marian’s coaching will help every teacher facilitate meaningful and productive mathematical learning.
Graham Fletcher has extensive experience as a math teacher, instructional lead, and specialist. He is known for his work with math progressions and problem-based lessons and added his expertise to Experience Math.
Students need to engage with math to build curiosity and confidence. The Experience Math 3-part lesson plan gives students rich and varied experiences to solve problems and develop mathematical thinking.
PART 1: Minds On
A short activity activates prior knowledge and engages student curiosity.
PART 2: Action
Students use critical and creative thinking to solve a new problem cooperatively.
PART 3: Consolidate
Questions bring out the main ideas of the lesson through discovery and reflection. Exit Tickets help teachers gauge student understanding.