Big Ideas Math: A Bridge to Success Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 is a research-based program providing a rigorous, focused, and coherent curriculum for high school students. Dr. Ron Larson and Dr. Laurie Boswell utilized their expertise as well as the body of knowledge collected by additional mathematicians and researchers to develop each course.
Big Ideas Math has been systematically developed using learning and instructional theory to ensure the quality of instruction. Students gain a deeper understanding of math concepts by narrowing their focus to fewer topics at each grade level. The program incorporates chapter learning targets and success criteria to put the focus on student learning, making the learning visible to teachers and to the students themselves. Students master content through inductive reasoning opportunities, engaging explorations that provide deeper understanding, concise stepped-out examples, rich, thought-provoking exercises, and a continual building on what has been previously taught.