We’re coming up on the two year anniversary of completing the full Math Medic curriculum! Over these two years we’ve received lots of feedback about the design of the lessons (Experience First, Formalize Later) and the design of the curriculum as a cohesive set of those lessons. In today’s blog post, we’d like to share how we designed the curriculum as well as provide some resources that will help you modify the curriculum to best suit your teaching situation.

## Standards and Sequencing

When we created our curriculum for Math Medic, we spent a long time deciding on the scope and sequence of topics that would be included. We chose to use the Common Core standards and a traditional Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus sequence. We know every state and school is different and many will have a different set of standards to teach. But even if your state does not use Common Core, there are likely similarities between the standards you teach and the Common Core State Standards. Below are links showing the alignment of the Math Medic lessons to the Common Core State Standards.

## Designing the Curriculum

As public high school teachers, we have worked with many different textbooks in the past. We have also been on curriculum committees ourselves, where we looked into pros and cons of a variety of available programs. This experience with lots of different programs was so helpful because over time we were able to identify what we liked best based on what worked well for students. What you now find on Math Medic is the culmination of our experience in the classroom. Our sequence of topics was created based on what had been helpful for developing conceptual understanding and cohesion and what we *wish* had been there to help students make better connections between topics. We wanted to build a sequence of topics and units that established a through line in the content so students could see how the topics built on each other and were connected. In the links below, you can view our Unit Overviews for all units in each course. These include every unit, lesson, and learning target for all courses.

Learn more about **how to use these documents** in your classroom.

## Need Help Finding a Lesson?

Can’t find a lesson you’re looking for? Use the Search feature in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Type in keywords to search the site for lessons and resources that you can use. This is also a great way to learn about how a particular concept is developed across grade levels and courses.

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