Math Techbook is a breakthrough digital textbook that will change the way students and teachers experience math. Using an inquiry-based approach, Math Techbook engages students with real world problems worth solving while supporting any device, anywhere, anytime in any secondary instructional setting.
*Based on a six-year license; inclusive of professional development in year one; shorter or longer terms are available.
The Interconnected Nature of the Metric System
In all of the metric exposure you had as a student, if your experience was similar to mine, there was one key fact that was never mentioned: The metric system was designed to be interconnected. Read more >>
Gettin’ Triggy with It – Using Digital Interactives to Introduce Trigonometric Graphing
The key to helping students navigate the tricky trigonometric waters is to help them see these concepts visually. This is where digital interactives shine. Read more >>
Using Graphs to Relate Two Quantities…and Create a Chorus of Laughter
One of my favorite lessons to teach middle school students is how to use a graph to relate two quantities. This is usually the first time students have created a graph from scratch to represent a real-life scenario. Read more >>
"Math Techbook is going to be a real game-changer. My students were instantly engaged and that was pretty special to see. The problems they solved were relevant and meaningful to them and presented in a way that only Discovery Education can do."
Dean and Math Department Chair
Santa Rosa County, Florida
Professional development for educators preparing students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.Learn More
Watch this video for a look at Math Techbook inside of a middle-school classroom, in Wicomico County Public Schools (MD):
We gave educators a sneak peek of Discovery Education Math Techbook and this is what they had to say:
"It exceeds what I imagined! It's important for my students to be able to work at their own pace and ability and Math Techbook does this."
"The sequence supports understanding by reviewing, allowing practice, and challenging the students. The manner in which the concepts are presented create interest and I can't wait to present this to my students."
"I really like how it begins with something visual and leads students into concepts with an inquiry oriented approach."
"We can't keep teaching math the same way and expect different results. We need to put students at the center of their learning and ensure that they truly understand math concepts. And we need to show them that math is relevant and important in their lives. Math Techbook does this."
A visual interpretation of Math Education in the U.S.
An interview with Director of Mathematics, Patrick Vennebush, plus an overview of Math Techbook
Suggestions for integrating assessments into mathematics instruction and learning.
Illinois School System Implements New Digital Math Textbooks
Meeting the Mathematics Needs of 21st Century Students with Math Techbook
7-Ways to Prime Professional Development in Math
Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer / Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction
With over 26 years experience as an educator, Marty Creel leads Discovery Education’s innovative curriculum and instruction team. Marty began his career as an engaging social studies teacher known for creative use of technology to deepen learning. As a district-wide curriculum, instruction, and professional development leader in a large urban/suburban school system he was the architect for a thoughtful transition to instructional standards that empower teachers and principals as instructional leaders.
Patrick Vennebush, Director of Mathematics
Patrick began his career as a middle and high school mathematics teacherin Pennsylvania. He served as associated director for PBS TeacherLine, Online Projects Manager for NCTM Illuminations, and Chair of MathCounts Question Writing Committee.
William McDonald, Vice President of Techbook Curriculum
Bill taught elementary and middle school science, mathematics, and technology. He served as the elementary science supervisor, director of elementary instruction, and K-12 director of curriculum development for the largest school district in Maryland.
Peg Hartwig, Content Specialist
Peg was a classroom teacher in Wisconsin, spending more than 20 years teaching middle and high school mathematics. She also developed curriculum for high school mathematics and developed and led professional development initiatives.
Marjan Hong, Content Specialist
Marjan taught high school mathematics in both Utah and North Carolina and served as department chair. She also developed curriculum and assessments for secondary math and conducted professional development in the U.S. and Thailand.
U.S. News and World Report
A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world
The Washington Post
Stanford professor criticizes New York state's interpretation of Common Core math standards.
University of Minnesota-Morris, biology professor blogs about new research.
A popular Cornell professor tries to help language-arts types learn how to "make math" instead of just studying it.