The Mathematics area of study is designed to build a strong foundation in mathematical understanding and procedural skills, as well as to prepare students to meet the standards for 21st Century critical thinking and problem solving. The Mathematics curriculum includes the areas of ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics and probability. The courses are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and designed to cover the equivalent of a year-long, traditional school curriculum.
Jon Star has done some excellent work over the last decade to develop procedural fluency in math classrooms. This website, although limited, shows some samples of Star’s work in developing curriculum. Also, be sure to check out the presentations page for curriculum implementation ideas and lesson planning.
New Zealand has traditionally been far advanced in their mathematics education, and this site is a representation of why. Created by the Ministry of Education, NZ Maths provides several resources for every grade level and standard. Check out special sections on the left for professional development, accelerated learning, high achieving students, special education, and much more.
This toolkit is designed to support leaders of systematic improvement in K-12 mathematics education.
Are there obstacles? Of course. Leaders face challenges in terms of district organization, professional development, narrow tests, students' mathematical learning, and more.
The MARS team has asked teacher leaders, mathematics specialists, district superintendents, curriculum and assessment developers, evaluators, and researchers to identify the strategies and tools they have used to deal with their challenges.
Think Through Math is a Web-based solution that provides adaptive math instruction for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1. Developed by teachers and technologists to help students prepare for rigorous Common Core and TEKSstandards and assessments, Think Through Math supports math achievement in unprecedented ways.
Holding the Rubik's Cube, twisting and turning the parts, can help children of all ages grasp important math concepts including area, perimeter, volume, angles, algorithms and enumeration, among many other geometry and algebraic topics. Some teachers are even using the Rubik's Cube to teach life lessons and 21st century skills such as focus, following directions, memorization, sequencing, problem solving, critical thinking, and perseverance.
90,000 of the best questions from NY Regents, State Assessments, Academic Competitions, and more.Search by topic or exam. Select, arrange, and format questions the way you like. Create beautiful classroom materials in just minutes!
We Seed Learn is where you can, well, learn everything you need to know about investing and the stock market. Okay, well maybe not everything you need to know, but definitely enough to get started.
When you're ready, start with Level 1 and work your way up to Level 3. See, how easy this is? At the end of each level, there's a quick quiz just to make sure you were paying attention. Get a perfect score on each quiz and it'll go straight into your Report Card so the whole world will know how brilliant you are.
Led by Jo Boaler, the NRICH project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of students by providing professional development, activities, and lesson planning. Check out the “For Teachers” section on the right-hand side for tasks, games, interactive tools, activity sets, curriculum mapping, and great ideas for group work.
FluidMath is a relatively new software for math teachers that has recently increased in popularity. It is a powerful tool that can help teachers and students make visual connections between different conceptual topics. Although only a free trial is available at this time, log on and watch tutorials on how to integrate this product into the classroom. Teachers have found that exploring graphs and graphing equations on Fluid Math allows students to discover beyond their grade level, and uncover relationships in mathematics far beyond their years.