I have been so impressed with Stepping Stones and all it has to offer! Since beginning with this curriculum at the start of the school year, I have noticed a huge change in the way my students approach and think about math. They are excited for math each day and many times, after a fun interactive, hands-on activity will say, “Was that really math!?” It is so refreshing to teach with a curriculum that encourages “out of the box” thinking, allowing students to think critically, and many times, differently about math. As a first grade teacher, number sense is essential to my student’s mathematical reasoning and Stepping Stones does a phenomenal job at making sure number sense is embedded in every lesson. In less than two months, I have seen the confidence of my student’s math “minds” blossom beyond anything I have ever experienced. They are excited and willing to talk about math, how they arrived at a solution, and work together collaboratively. The digital platform Stepping Stones has to offer is just the icing on the cake. Teaching a generation of students that are so technologically savvy, this component of the program has just added to their learning experience and engagement. They love the games and the digital delivery of the lessons. As a teacher, I love having my teacher’s manual 100 percent online and find it extremely easy to navigate. I’m so excited to continue with this new program and to see my student’s mathematical minds and confidence flourish!