Big Ideas Learning

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Big Ideas Learning, LLC
Private
Industry Publishing
Founded 2008
Founder Ron Larson
Headquarters Flag of the United States.svg Erie, Pennsylvania
Key people
Matthew Totzke, CEO
Denise McDowell, VP Sales & Marketing
Products Mathematics textbooks
Number of employees
80
Website www.BigIdeasLearning.com

Big Ideas Learning, LLC is an educational publisher in the United States. The company's headquarters is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It publishes mathematics textbooks and instructional technology materials.

Big Ideas Learning is a privately owned Limited liability company.[1]

History[edit]

The origins of Big Ideas Learning go back to 1980, when mathematics textbook author Ron Larson started a small company called Larson Texts. The company became incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1992 and became Larson Texts, Inc.[2]

In 2008, the owners of Larson Texts formed a separate publishing company called Big Ideas Learning.[3] Big Ideas Learning develops and publishes mathematics textbooks. The name of the company is related to the 2006 "Focal Point" recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.[4] In September 2006, NCTM released Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence. In the Focal Points, NCTM identifies what it believes to be the most important mathematical topics ("the big ideas") for each grade level, including the related ideas, concepts, skills, and procedures that form the foundation for understanding and lasting learning.

In 2010, Big Ideas Learning signed an agreement with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to market and sell the Big Ideas Math line of textbooks.[5]

Publications[edit]

The first publication for Big Ideas Learning was a series of middle school mathematics textbooks that implemented the NCTM's focal point curriculum. Each book had a national edition and a Florida edition, which was submitted for adoption in the state of Florida.[6] In the spring of 2010, Big Ideas Math was adopted by over half of Florida's 67 counties.[7] The series won the 2010 Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty") for excellence in textbook publishing in the Elementary-High School Division for Mathematics.[8]

In 2010, Big Ideas Learning published a series of middle school mathematics textbooks that implemented the Virginia Standards of Learning.[9] In 2011, Big Ideas Learning published a series of middle school mathematics textbooks that implemented the Common Core State Standards. The series won the 2012 Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty") for excellence in textbook publishing in the Elementary-High School Division for Mathematics.[10] In 2013, Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum Algebra 1 received the award for Most Promising Textbook from the Text and Academic Authors Association.

In 2014, Big Ideas Learning debuted the Big Ideas Math Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Common Core high school mathematics curriculum. The company also announced that it will be releasing the Big Ideas Math Course 1, Course 2, and Course 3 Common Core integrated high school mathematics curriculum in the spring of 2015.

  1. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2010), Big Ideas Math Green, Big Ideas Learning
  2. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2010), Big Ideas Math Red, Big Ideas Learning
  3. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2010), Big Ideas Math Blue, Big Ideas Learning
  4. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2010), Big Ideas Math 6 Florida Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  5. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2010), Big Ideas Math 7 Florida Edition , Big Ideas Learning
  6. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2010), Big Ideas Math 8 Florida Edition , Big Ideas Learning
  7. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2012), Big Ideas Math 6 Virginia Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  8. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2012), Big Ideas Math 7 Virginia Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  9. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2012), Big Ideas Math 8 Virginia Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  10. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2012), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Green, Big Ideas Learning
  11. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2012), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Red, Big Ideas Learning
  12. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2012), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Blue, Big Ideas Learning
  13. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2013), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Red Accelerated, Big Ideas Learning
  14. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2013), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Algebra 1, Big Ideas Learning
  15. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math 6 Georgia Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  16. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math 7 Georgia Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  17. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math 8 Georgia Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  18. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math 7 Accelerated Georgia Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  19. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Green, Big Ideas Learning
  20. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Red, Big Ideas Learning
  21. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Blue, Big Ideas Learning
  22. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Algebra 1, Big Ideas Learning
  23. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Red Accelerated, Big Ideas Learning
  24. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Advanced 1, Big Ideas Learning
  25. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2014), Big Ideas Math A Common Core Curriculum Advanced 2, Big Ideas Learning
  26. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Course 1 A Common Core Curriculum California Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  27. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Course 2 A Common Core Curriculum California Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  28. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Course 3 A Common Core Curriculum California Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  29. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 A Common Core Curriculum California Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  30. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Course 2 Accelerated A Common Core Curriculum California Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  31. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Advanced 1 A Common Core Curriculum California Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  32. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Advanced 2 A Common Core Curriculum California Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  33. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Course 1 A Common Core Curriculum Florida Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  34. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Course 2 A Common Core Curriculum Florida Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  35. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Prealgebra A Common Core Curriculum Florida Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  36. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 A Common Core Curriculum Florida Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  37. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Advanced 1 A Common Core Curriculum Florida Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  38. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Advanced 2 A Common Core Curriculum Florida Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  39. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Algebra 1: A Common Core Curriculum, Big Ideas Learning
  40. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Geometry: A Common Core Curriculum , Big Ideas Learning
  41. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Algebra 2: A Common Core Curriculum , Big Ideas Learning
  42. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Algebra 1 Texas Edition, Big Ideas Learning
  43. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Geometry Texas Edition , Big Ideas Learning
  44. Larson, Ron; Laurie Boswell (2015), Big Ideas Math Algebra 2 Texas Edition, Big Ideas Learning

Awards[edit]

  1. Ron Larson, Text and Academic Authors Association Textbook Excellence Award, 2010, Big Ideas Math, 1st Edition, (Big Ideas Learning)
  2. Ron Larson, Text and Academic Authors Association Textbook Excellence Award, 2012, Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum, 1st Edition, (Big Ideas Learning)
  3. Ron Larson, Text and Academic Authors Association Most Promising New Textbook Award, 2013, Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum Algebra 1, 1st Edition (Big Ideas Learning)
  4. Ron Larson, Text and Academic Authors Association Textbook Excellence Award, 2014, Big Ideas Math: A Common Core Curriculum, 7 Book Series, 2nd Edition, (Big Ideas Learning Learning)

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Ed-Pub Ohio "Ron Larson Introduces New Focal Points Curriculum" [1]
  • Florida Association of School Administrators [2]
  • Math and Literacy Intervention [3]
  • CAMT Online [4]
  • Ten County Mathematics Education Association [5]
  • Florida Department of State [6]
  • Utah State Office of Education [7]
  • Orlando Sentinel [8]
  • Florida Association of District Instructional Materials Administrators [9]
  • Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System [10]
  • The Steve Colgan Gallery [11]
  • 2009-2010 Florida Short Bid Report [12]
  • Virginia Approved K-12 Mathematics Textbooks [13]
  • Alabama Recommendations for Adoption Mathematics 2011 [14]

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