Desmos Math 6–A1 Overview
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By purchasing Desmos Math 6–A1, your team will get access to a full year of standards aligned lessons based on Illustrative Mathematics’® (IM) K–12™, as well as district-level program support dedicated to ensuring success for coaches, teachers, students, and parents and guardians.

Information session

We encourage you to watch this recorded session to learn more about our program.

The program: what do you get?

Ongoing support

You will have onboarding webinars, tutorials, support to prepare teachers for launch, and access to:

  • Unit overview webinars

  • Lesson preview emails

  • Curriculum email support help desk

  • Facebook community specifically for teachers using the curriculum

A designated Desmos Math 6–A1 national coach, as well, who supports district-level leadership with implementation in the following ways:

  • Facilitates frequent site contact meetings with district point-of-contact

  • Shares monthly teacher usage reports with site contacts

  • Provides ongoing site contact support to ensure successful implementation

  • Joins site-level teaching meetings to answer questions and provide support on a quarterly basis

  • Facilitates meetings with other site contacts across your state (optional)

  • Provides a back-to-school teacher meeting to ensure successful launch (optional)

Desmos Math 6–A1

Lessons and standards:

Illustrative Mathematics’® (IM) K–12™ alignment:


“It’s been revolutionary and we can’t imagine teaching without it. We’re seeing so much student success already (and redefining what “success” means to help truly create future world changers).”

— Heather Staniszewski, 7th Grade Teacher, BRSSD

“Desmos has been a lifeboat during Comprehensive Distance Learning. It has allowed us to track engagement and progress of our students.”

— Tara Butler-Kruger, Math Teacher, Bend-La Pine Schools

“For the record, Desmos has saved my life this year. I am so grateful that we signed up. It is the perfect tool for remote learning and my students love it. The anonymizing feature is genius and I value being able to spiral back and forth through the curriculum using pre-unit assessments and all of the other tools that it has to offer.”

— Brendan Smith, Math Teacher, Oakland USD

“I love Desmos. It is the first math core curriculum I have found that matches my belief in math education. I have finally found something that is not a textbook but a true curriculum that enhances how my teachers facilitate instruction.”

— Jennifer Donais, Math Coach, Amesbury Middle School

Case studies

Large Midwestern school district sees strongest growth gains from full adoption of Desmos Math 6–A1 lessons.

In a large Midwestern school district, two similar middle school math departments used Desmos Math 6–A1 lessons—one as its core curriculum; the other as a supplement. The site using Desmos Math 6–A1 as a core curriculum saw greater than 10% higher scores on a diagnostic exam than the site using Desmos Math 6–A1 as a supplement.

Naugatuck mathematics uses Desmos Math 6–A1 and sees increases in student engagement and achievement.

The math department in Naugatuck Public Schools adopted the Desmos Math 6–A1 lessons and exceeded every other academic department in student engagement. They also saw higher results on diagnostic benchmarks than they had the previous year.

Trial Access

You can request a free 30-day trial for all grades of Desmos Math 6–A1 for your school or district.

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