ThinkUp! Math supports critical thinking + instruction for 100% of the CCSS.

ThinkUp! Math


ThinkUp! Math fully clarifies and explains the CCSS to equip teachers with in-depth knowledge of the standards and support students as they master content and thinking skills.


Below are some additional benefits of using ThinkUp! Math to strengthen teaching and learning.

  • Supports the integration of the 9 Traits of Critical ThinkingTM in regard to how the traits support student thinking and learning of the unit CCSS concept
  • Identifies mistakes that students commonly make in assessment and erroneous reasoning patterns that are common to students studying the focus standard
  • Gives teachers access to proven instructional strategies for planning content-driven lessons, differentiating instruction, and creating thinking-centered classrooms
  • Identifies essential mathematics vocabulary for the unit and provides vocabulary activities to reinforce the meaning of vocabulary terms
  • Helps students build critical thinking skills and connect math to the real world
  • Offers a brief explanation of the unit concepts, as well as provides a page of problems for students to practice and apply the unit concepts
  • Includes a two-page practice assessment for the unit concept that includes one page featuring multiple choice format and a second page of constructed response items to assist teachers in identifying error patterns and to better review student reasoning and understanding of the focus standard
  • Recommends test-taking tips that can be shared with students
  • Offers a variety of intervention and extension strategies/activities that support the instruction and reinforcement of the unit focus CCSS concepts
  • Provides rigorous, standards-aligned content that embeds critical thinking and problem-solving skills into lessons, placing an emphasis on mathematical processes as well as the final solution
  • Includes activities and items coded to the 9 Traits of Critical ThinkingTM, Depth of Knowledge, and Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy