Engage NY Math is quickly becoming a hot topic across the country. NY Department of Education developed curriculum to support Common Core and published it online for free. Our district has adopted the math portion. I would like to play devil's advocate and see what everyone thinks about Engage.
~It is free online
~It dives deep into numbers, both composing and decomposing and makes our kiddos think differently
~It is only available online which means everything must be printed, no materials can be purchased pre-made
~ Each lesson is an hour long of direct instruction
~ The first grade lessons include a lot of papers, typically three double sided pages each day if you do the homework
~ Does it say anywhere that it is research based?
~ Why hasn't a publishing company picked it up?
Post your thoughts in the comments.