Mathematics

Welcome! This page provides an overview of all math options for all Ensign Peak Academy students, K-12th grade.

Ensign Peak Academy Math

We are delighted to announce that we have launched the development of our own K-12 math curriculum. This custom-developed program is based on cutting-edge research in math education. Our developer is Ryan Ferree. It is delivered completely via Canvas so no printed text is required.

Courses and release dates are as follows:

  • Elementary Math K (to be released for 2024-2025)
  • Elementary Math 1 (released for 2021-2022)
  • Elementary Math 2 (released for 2021-2022)
  • Elementary Math 3 (to be released for 2023-2024)
  • Elementary Math 4 (to be released for 2024-2025)
  • Elementary Math 5 (to be released for 2024-2025)
  • Elementary Math 6 (to be released for 2023-2024
  • Intermediate Math I (to be released for 2021-2022)
  • Intermediate Math II (to be released for 2021-2022)
  • Secondary Math I (to be released for 2022-2023)
  • Secondary Math II (to be released for 2022-2023)
  • Secondary Math III (to be released for 2023-2024)

Ensign Peak Academy Math for Elementary School: These courses are suitable for most 1st and 2nd grade students. They are available now and will be offered self-paced for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Elementary Math 1
  • Elementary Math 2

Ensign Peak Academy Math for Middle School: These courses are suitable for most middle school students (7th and 8th grade) and will be completed and offered both live and self-paced for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Intermediate Math I
  • Intermediate Math II

Intermediate Math I & II replace the Pre-Algebra course previously offered. By spreading the material over two years of live courses we are avoiding the “Mile Wide and Inch Deep” approach to mathematics. Our students will be given a more in depth study of subjects that will prepare them for Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, and Trigonometry that will be covered in the Secondary math courses. The goal of these two courses will also be to bridge the gap from concrete understanding to more abstract and conceptual understanding of math. While we will be covering Statistics, Geometry, and Algebra, the courses are designed to be cohesive. The students will learn to apply their algebraic understanding to geometry and statistics. They will learn to be creative and to look for patterns. They will learn that running calculations is actually a very small part of math. They need to be able to interpret problems, create simplified models, and be able to justify and communicate their methods and results.

Please review this chart to better visualize your students path through the Ensign Peak Academy Math Program

Elementary Math KElementary Math 1Elementary Math 2Elementary Math 3Elementary Math 4Elementary Math 5Elementary Math 6Intermediate Math IIntermediate Math IISecondary Math ISecondary Math IISecondary Math III
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Expressions and Equations (EE)Expressions and Equations (EE)Algebra (A)Algebra (A)Algebra (A)
Counting and CardinalityFunctions (F)Functions (F)Functions (F)Functions (F)
Number and Operations-Fractions (NF)Number and Operations-Fractions (NF)Number and Operations-Fractions (NF)Number and Operations-Fractions (NF)Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP)Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP)
Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)The Number System (NS)The Number System (NS)Number and Quantity (N)Number and Quantity (N)Number and Quantity (N)
Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)Geometry (G)
Measurement and Data (MD)Measurement and Data (MD)Measurement and Data (MD)Measurement and Data (MD)Measurement and Data (MD)Measurement and Data (MD)Measurement and Data (MD)Statistics and Probability (SP)Statistics and Probability (SP)Statistics and Probability (S)Statistics and Probability (S)Statistics and Probability (S)
Modeling (M)Modeling (M)Modeling (M)

Ensign Peak Academy Math placement exams will be provided during the summer of 2021.

Teaching Textbooks for Elementary School: These Teaching Textbooks math courses will be offered self-paced (no live courses for K-6th grade), to elementary school students, during the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Math 3
  • Math 4
  • Math 5
  • Math 6

Teaching Textbooks for Middle and High School: These Teaching Textbooks math courses will be offered live and self-paced, to middle and high school students, during the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Pre-Calculus

Learn more about Teaching Textbooks by visiting their website. It is a web-based program; content and assignments are located online. It requires minimal parent involvement, and is fun and engaging for students. The program adheres to a common progression in math instruction, although it is not Common Core aligned.

Please complete the Teaching Textbooks placement exam and let us know which course is right for your student.

When using Teaching Textbooks through your Ensign Peak Academy account, our math mentors can see your students progress, support you with any questions you may have, and provide a middle school grade report when your student finishes each course.

Math Inspirations for Elementary School: These Math Inspirations courses will be offered self-paced (no live courses for K-6th grade), to elementary school students, during the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Unit 1
  • Unit 2
  • Unit 3
  • Unit 4
  • Unit 5
  • Unit 6

Math Inspirations uses the Discovery Method, which is based on the principles of the scientific method: students observe patterns, hypothesize rules, test their working-hypothesis, prove their own theorems, and record their findings in their own math journal. When they need help or forget a rule later on, they look to their own record as the authority. Now, they own their knowledge! They are their own math authority. They have become self-reliant.

Parents complete the Math Inspirations Parent Training and then provide direct support to their children, as they progress through the units.

Visit our Math Inspirations webpage for complete details.

Live and Self-Paced Options

Middle and High Live Math: Students enrolled in an Ensign Peak Academy Math live course or in a Teaching Textbooks live course attend live classes 4-days per week, Monday through Thursday, and progress through the lessons together.

Middle and High Self-Paced Math: Students enrolled in a self-paced Ensign Peak Academy Math or Teaching Textbooks course have access to our live math lab, available four times per week.

Elementary Self-Paced Math: Students enrolled in a self-paced Ensign Peak Academy Math, Teaching Textbook course primarily learn independently, by using the curriculum with the support of a parent. Math Inspirations students learn with the direct support of a parent who has completed the relative training. All of these students and their parents have access to a math mentor for questions and technical support, via phone, asynchronous video and email.

Shormann Math Discontinued

At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, new enrollments in Shormann Math courses will no longer be provided. Students who are working on a self-paced Shormann Math course may continue to do so until it is completed.

Teaching Textbooks Transition

Please refer to this chart to learn how Shormann Math students will transition to Teaching Textbooks for the 2021-2022 school year:

2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-20242024-2025
Shormann Pre-AlgebraTT
Algebra 1
TT GeometryTT
Algebra 2
TT
Pre-Calculus
Shormann Algebra 1
(9th and 10th graders)
TT
Geometry
TT
Algebra 2
TT
Pre-Calculus
Shormann Algebra 1
(11th graders)
TT
Algebra 2
Shormann Algebra 2TT
Pre-Calculus