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Unit Planning Guide

May 31, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - May 31, 2024 @ 10:00 pm

Unit Planning Guides are ideal for coaches and teacher leaders who lead math teacher professional learning and planning time.

How can teachers and math leaders better understand the coherence of the curriculum and plan for pacing that works with the curriculum and the school calendar? The purpose of the Unit Planning Guides (UPGs) is to provide teachers a structure to study and internalize a unit when they have focused time to plan. UPGs offer teachers an opportunity to understand the progression of understanding for a unit, how the unit fits into the larger story of learning, and important features in the content of the unit. Teachers sort activity cards to understand the content of each section in the unit, make sense of representations and mathematical reasoning connected to the learning goals, and explore assessment items to anticipate approaches and strategies students will use. UPGs include facilitator guidance for the person leading the conversation with teachers and additional resources that give leaders insight into the design of the curriculum.

Ideally, unit-planning conversations happen in the week or two preceding a new unit of study.


  • $3,000 for all K-5 units
  • $3,000 for all 6-12 units

Unit 1 Sample Materials


May 31 @ 7:00 pm
May 31, 2024 @ 10:00 pm
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