For elementary school educators who are ready to revolutionize how they teach mathematics.

Empower your students to think like mathematicians


There’s a better mathematics experience waiting for you

If your school is committed to a Concept-Based Inquiry approach to education, you probably know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed by the countless hours you need to invest in designing units, lessons, and assessments, plus creating all the resources you need from scratch. You’re not alone.

We know the challenges of designing a Concept-Based Inquiry curriculum first-hand. The good news is: There’s a better mathematics experience waiting for you. One that saves you time and empowers your students to think like mathematicians, building on previous lessons and retaining what they learn.

You’re not alone—and it’s not your fault. 

here's the thing:

Your school lacks a cohesive mathematics curriculum, so you have to rely on resources you’ve used in the past, while your students have to bridge the gaps between different teaching approaches

Your school ditched textbooks in favor of Concept-Based Inquiry, but now it’s every teacher for themselves in the creative struggle to create engaging mathematics lessons or find resources online

Working on your units of inquiry, you’ve seen the power of using questions to help students build conceptual understanding—but designing conceptual mathematics units still feels daunting

Your budding mathematicians are engaged, but you still feel like their understanding is on shaky foundations, wavering every time you try to build on previous lessons

Those lightbulb moments that pop up in class—when students really get it—are exciting, but you have no idea how to ensure they happen consistently in your mathematics classes

Does this ring a bell?

For decades, educators have been taught to teach mathematics by repetition and memorization. They’ve learned to see mathematics as a set of rules and procedures—and so, that’s how they’ve taught it. But the truth is: Students can’t build a strong foundation or understanding of mathematics concepts when they’re taught as rules and procedures to be memorized. 

But what if there was a better way? What if there was an approach to teaching mathematics that would save you time and help your students understand and retain their learning?

Your students don’t need to be told what to do—they need to learn how to think

The good news? This could be your reality.

The good news?
This could be your reality.

What would it feel like to save time, feel supported, build your confidence teaching mathematics, and know that your students are actually understanding and applying their learning?

Envision your elementary school having an intentionally designed, conceptual mathematics curriculum with units that build upon students’ understanding year after year and create a cohesive learning experience.

Imagine starting your school year with all of your mathematics units and lessons designed and ready to go, right down to the resources you need, the assessments you’ll use, strategies to engage your students, and differentiated learning experiences to both stretch and support varying abilities. 

Imagine feeling excited to teach mathematics

Specifically designed for elementary teachers and schools who want to master a Concept-Based Inquiry approach to mathematics, The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project is a full, comprehensive mathematics curriculum that empowers students to think like mathematicians and become confident problem-solvers within and beyond the classroom while you fast-track the curriculum planning process so you can focus on implementation.

The program that brings mathematics to life


As soon as you enroll, you’ll get access to The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project and our Quick Start Course: A self-paced online course that shows you how to navigate the site and start teaching units in your classroom. Once you have completed the Quick Start Course, you'll be able to book a call via Zoom to introduce you to the program and answer your questions live. You can expect an invite to the booking calendar via email.

Orientation & Onboarding Call

You can’t build on a wavering foundation. Our Pre-Assessments help you evaluate a student’s understanding of a concept before building on it with another lesson. Not only will our Pre-Assessments give you a clear picture of what students already understand, know, and can do so you can plan more effectively, they’ll bring those understandings, knowledge, and skills to the front of their minds, priming them for new learnings.


We all know no two students are the same. As educators, it’s our responsibility to consider learning variability and support students across all levels of the developmental continuum. Our Stretch & Support prompts guide you in meeting your students where they’re at with learning engagements that will either support the learning for students who need different examples or stretch the learning for students who are ready for a challenge.

Stretch & Support

Strategy talks are short conversations with students about specific strategies to support their mental calculation. Students are asked to solve a specific string of problems to uncover each strategy. Intended to be 10 to 15 minutes, Strategy Talks should be integrated at the beginning of the school year as a daily component of mathematics lessons. We include everything you need to make them a success, from examples to visual models.

Strategy Talks

Consider your mathematics planning done: We’ve designed units for each strand, as well as learning engagements for every single conceptual understanding. Each set of learning engagements is designed around questions that will help you facilitate conceptual understanding through the process of inquiry. So, instead of investing hours in planning units, you can simply implement ours, focusing your limited time on organizing resources.

Learning Engagements

At the heart of The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project is the Kindergarten to Grade 5 mathematics scope and sequence, which articulates the conceptual understandings, knowledge, and skills required in primary and elementary classrooms. The curriculum consists of seven strands: Number & Number Sense, Number Operations, Partitioning, Pattern & Function, Measurement, Shape & Space, and Statistics & Probability.

Scope & Sequence

Your done-for-you mathematics curriculum 



Our Pilot Program is limited to 50 teachers per grade level, so enroll now before the Pilot Program is officially full.

As a pilot educator, you’ll be the first in the world to experience our revolutionary approach to mathematics, so you’ll be expected to join us on a monthly call to share your feedback and ask any questions—we’re here to support you. And, don’t worry: We’ll provide four different call times per month to work with your time zone and schedule—and you can attend as many as you like.

Become a pilot educator in a limited group of 300.

LIMITED Opportunity 

Transform your mathematics class for less than €50 a month*

If you’re investing in this program—or pitching it to your principal— as a professional development opportunity, we know you’re going to want to crunch the numbers. We get it. We’ve actually been crunching numbers, too.

We’ve invested 6490 hours designing this program
, so you can stop spending hours planning lessons and reteaching content. The question is: What’s that time worth to you? We have a feeling it’s worth a lot more than €41.67 a month (*per teacher. Billed annually at €500)—and so is your student’s success. 



Save yourself hours of planning—we’ve designed units for you so you can focus on teaching

Help your students understand mathematics so they can retain and build on previous lessons

Empower students to see patterns, so they can use mathematics to solve real-world problems

Experience consistent—almost predictable—aha moments in your mathematics class

Why enroll?

World-renowned educators and curriculum designers 

The year was 2016. Our founder, Rachel French, was reflecting on the challenges educators face when trying to apply Concept-Based Inquiry to their mathematics classes. She knew these were amazing teachers, so why weren’t they able to see the results Concept-Based Inquiry promised?

That moment was the beginning of this program and her commitment to helping schools successfully integrate a Concept-Based approach to their mathematics curriculum and transform the way they teach. She teamed up with Kelvin Sparks, an educator and educational consultant of 45 years who specializes in inquiry and conceptual understanding of mathematics, to bring you this program.

Your Program Designers


This is perfect for you if…

You’re passionate about Concept-Based Inquiry, but don’t know where to start with mathematics

You’re ready to shortcut the curriculum design process so you can focus on implementation

You want students to understand mathematics, so they can apply their learnings in real life

You want your students to feel confident with the mathematics foundation they need to succeed

You wish your students would remember what they learn, so you could stop reteaching it

You want to feel less stressed out and more confident in teaching mathematics

Frequently Asked Questions

When will we be able to access the program materials?

Immediately! After you invest in The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project, you’ll receive a unique login via email for immediate, full digital access to the materials in our portal, including our Quick Start Course. Plus, you’ll receive an invite to join our next bi-weekly onboarding call for a live introduction to the program and the opportunity to ask us any questions.

What’s included in the Quick-Start Course?

Once you’re registered in The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project, you’ll have immediate digital access to our self-paced Quick-Start Course. This course is broken into four modules:

  • Module 1 answers the question, “What is Concept-Based Inquiry, and how does it look in mathematics?”
  • Module 2 walks you through The Concept-Based Mathematics Project, so can get started immediately and with confidence. 
  • Module 3 answers the questions, “What does assessment look like in The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project, and how do we implement it?”
  • Module 4 visits classrooms to look at The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project in action, from the developmental phases to how learning engagements are structured to support conceptual understanding.

Which curriculum have you aligned to?

In developing The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project, we studied the scope and sequence, and standards across the English National Curriculum, Common Core, Australian Curriculum, New Zealand National Curriculum, and Ontario Curriculum.

We compared these with brain research and tracked the introduction of concepts at age and developmental appropriateness.

How do the developmental phases work?

The strands have been organized in one of two ways: By phases or by grades.  

Number and Number Sense, Number Operations, and Partitioning are organized into eight developmental phases instead of fixed grade levels. This way, you’ll be able to cater to students’ needs as they advance through the curriculum.

The remaining strands—Measurement, Statistics & Probability, Shape & Space, and Pattern & Function—are structured by grade level for whole-class and mixed-ability group teaching. 

Why developmental phases?

As we worked to make the conceptual understandings for Number explicit, we became aware of what we’re asking of our students when we try to teach whole-class. For example, students at Phase 1 are still learning to count small sets of objects consistently and are simply not ready to be adding sets together without feeling out of their depth. 

Research demonstrates that flexible, needs-based groups that are focused on student understanding, and engaging students in small-group learning, can be very effective (Hattie 2017 & Siemon, 2022). To that end, we organized the strands of Number and Number Sense, Number Operations, and Partitioning into phases to ensure all students are supported in building their understandings, skills, and knowledge.

What is the time expectation for teaching?

As we all know, the frequency of mathematics instruction is essential to building understanding. The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project assumes that educators will be teaching mathematics for 45 to 60 minutes, five days a week, or equivalent. 

Is there support available as we implement the curriculum?

Of course! As part of the Pilot Program, you’ll have access to monthly group coaching calls over Zoom. During these calls, we’ll answer any questions you have about the curriculum design and implementation, and we’ll discuss different schools’ experiences as a group.

Pilot teachers are expected to attend at least one call a month in order for us to gain insights into how you’re implementing the program and understand how we can best support you. You're more than welcome to attend more than one call if you wish.

What times are the Support and Feedback calls?

We offer a monthly call at the following times. We will share a calendar with you once you enroll.

Call 1: Thursdays at 08:00 UTC
Call 2: Thursdays at 14:30 UTC
Call 3: Thursdays at 23:00 UTC

Can we post the curriculum documents online?

As part of the Pilot Program, you may not post any of the project materials online. If and when your school adopts The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project school-wide, we’ll provide you with a link to the scope and sequence that you can share with a password-protected community portal. 

What happens if I can’t attend all of the monthly calls?

Attending one call per month is a requirement of the Pilot Program. We want to make sure you are well supported and we need your feedback to do that.

For some of you, that may mean organizing an hour of release time once a month so you can share your experiences, get your questions answered and let us know how we can continue to improve on the program.

We understand life happens, so we’re setting the call requirement at 80%. If you miss more calls than 20% of calls, you’ll be withdrawn from the Pilot Program without a refund.

Can I attend more than one call a month?

Of course! We’re here to support you as you implement the program, so we’ll offer calls at four different times every month, and you’re more than welcome to attend more than one call.

What if I change schools partway through the pilot?

If you change schools partway through the Pilot Program, your membership will transfer to another teacher at your school. Of course, if your new school would like to pay your registration, you are more than welcome to re-register.

What happens after the Pilot Program?

The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project is designed to be implemented from Grades K-5 for a cohesive learning experience. So, at the end of the Pilot Program (or two years of membership), your school will be asked to decide whether or not to adopt The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project school-wide, or to withdraw school-wide. After experiencing the transformative power of Concept-Based Inquiry in your mathematics classrooms, we think the answer will be a resounding yes!

If your school adopts The Concept-Based Inquiry Mathematics Project school-wide, the registration fee will be €500 per teacher per year. But if your school chooses not to adopt the program school-wide and register all of its mathematics teachers, your registration will end and you will not be able to continue to use the materials.

(Still have questions? Email us at admin@prolearnint.com)

Enroll now to take control of your mathematics lessons, empower students to think like mathematicians, and finally feel like you’re making the difference you want to within and beyond your classroom.


Everything you need to transform your mathematics classroom is inside this program