# Frequently Asked Questions

- What Are Pacing Guides?
- Do the assessments contain aligned rubrics, answer keys, and scoring guidelines?
- Do the materials include a variety of curriculum-embedded assessments, including pre-, formative, summative, and self-assessment resources?
- Are there separate teacher materials that support teachers?
- Are the exercises given in intentional sequences?
- Do the lessons use a mix of instructional approaches?
- What support is there for Differentiation?
- How do the materials support an emphasis on mathematical reasoning?
- How do the materials address the Mathematical Practice Standards in middle school?
- How do the materials address the Mathematical Practice Standards in high school?
- Are the materials designed so that teachers and students spend sufficient time working with engaging applications?
- Are the materials designed so that students attain fluencies and procedural skills?
- Do the materials support the development of students' conceptual understanding of key mathematical concepts?
- Do the materials relate course-level concepts explicitly to prior knowledge from earlier grades or courses?
- Do the materials give all students extensive work with course-level problems?
- What is Professional Development?
- What is the Big Ideas Math Integrated High School program?
- What is the Big Ideas Math Bridge to Success High School program?
- What is the Big Ideas Math Bridge to Success Middle School program?
- What is the Big Ideas Math Common Core High School program?
- What is the Big Ideas Math Common Core Middle School Program?
- What are Real-Life Applications?
- What do hands-on activities do?
- What is the Balanced Instructional Approach?