Everyday Mathematics is distinguished by its focus on real-life problem solving, balance between whole-class, and self-directed learning, emphasis on communication, facilitation of school-family cooperation, and appropriate use of technology.
Underlying the EM curriculum are strands of knowledge:
- Data and Chance
- Numeration and Order
- Patterns, Functions, and Sequences
- Reference Frames
At each grade level, learning targets are identified for each strand.