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Welcome to the VLC

A Community for Sharing Tools and
Ideas about Elementary Mathematics

VLC Announcements

February 8, 2024

Paid Professional Development Opportunity

The CryptoClub team is offering an online training, to be held in March 2024, for teachers and afterschool educators interested in using the CryptoClub curriculum to teach cryptography. The training...

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September 21, 2023

Open Response and Reengagement Lessons

Have you ever wondered how other teachers implement the Everyday Mathematics Open Response and Reengagement Lessons? See the many video resources that we have around these engaging lessons. https://vlc.uchicago.edu/collections/12

September 19, 2023

Teacher-shared Resources

Some of the most popular resources on the VLC are tools that Everyday Mathematics teachers have created and shared! You can browse teacher-created resources on the VLC by logging into...

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September 14, 2023

Implementing Centers or Guided Math

Have you been thinking about implementing centers or guided math in your Everyday Mathematics classroom? The VLC has resources that can help you think about using Everyday Mathematics in a...

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September 11, 2023

Connect With Other Everyday Mathematics Users

Do you have questions about Everyday Mathematics? Would you like to connect with other teachers for feedback and advice? The VLC has discussion groups for that! Join a group, ask...

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September 7, 2023

Everyday Mathematics Webinars

The VLC team worked with the Everyday Mathematics author team to record and archive webinars introducing some of the important content for every unit of every grade in EM. Grab...

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September 5, 2023

Getting Started with Everyday Mathematic Learning Gallery

Are you a teacher who is teaching Everyday Mathematics for the first time? Or perhaps you taught an older edition and are now using Everyday Mathematics 4? Or maybe you...

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August 31, 2023

Setting Up Classrooms for Mathematics Learning

The VLC team knows how helpful it can be to see how other teachers set up their classrooms and hear how they organize things like manipulatives and other math materials...

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August 28, 2023

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!   The VLC team hopes that you had a relaxing summer and that you feel energized for the new school year. Remember that the VLC has...

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August 21, 2023

Financial Education Initiative --Seeking Volunteers

The University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative is currently seeking volunteers to field test a new and improved resource—digital conversation cards—to simply get people talking about money. Designed for all...

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March 22, 2023

Virtual Everyday Mathematics Professional Learning Conference July 31st and August 1st, 2023

Join us July 31st and August 1st, 2023, for the Virtual Everyday Mathematics Professional Learning Conference! The virtual conference will provide a platform to collaborate with fellow educators and engage...

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December 14, 2022

Kindergarten Teacher Lesson Guide Survey

As the EM Author team at UChicago and McGraw Hill plan for future iterations of Everyday Mathematics, we would like your thoughts about the size of the Kindergarten EM Teacher...

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October 14, 2020

Everyday Mathematics for Parents

Do you have parents asking how they can help their children with Everyday Mathematics? Are they expressing that their children are learning a different style of math than they learned...

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June 15, 2020

VLC Commitment to Equity

To our members: When this virtual community launched in 2010, we hoped it would be a space for educators from all over the country to come together around common interests—to...

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April 1, 2020

Algorithm Demonstrations for Students and Parents

Looking for resources to send to students and parents? The following videos are of UChicago STEM Education staff demonstrating some of the algorithms taught in Everyday Mathematics. Feel free to...

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March 30, 2020

Game Demonstrations for Parents

Looking for resources to send to families? The following videos are of UChicago STEM Education staff demonstrating some of the Everyday Mathematics games. Parents can use pennies or macaroni for...

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July 23, 2018

EM Implementation Resources

School and district leaders: Are you considering adopting EM4 in your school or district? Are you looking for resources to help you understand how your teachers as a whole are...

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About the VLC

The Everyday Mathematics Virtual Learning Community (VLC) provides a space for teachers to view and share resources that support mathematics teaching, communicate with other teachers about pedagogy, and take time to reflect on their practice. Read more >>