Tools for Educators
At Inside Mathematics, we've assembled multiple ways for educators to begin to transform their teaching practices. Click here to access specific tools for administrators, tools for coaches, and teacher reflections.
Inside Problem Solving
The Inside Problem Solving tasks are non-routine math problems that promote a problem-solving theme at your classroom. The tasks are organized into five levels of difficulty, Level A (primary) through Level E (high school), to allow access and scaffolding for students into different aspects of the problem and to stretch students to go deeper into mathematical complexity.
Formative Re-engaging Lessons
Formative Re-Engaging Lessons involve a cycle of inquiry, instruction, assessment, analysis, selection, and re-engagement around a mathematical concept. Each Formative Re-Engaging Lesson includes a classroom video of the lesson, downloadable lesson plan, student pages, pre- and post-assessments, and supporting instructional materials.
Common Core Resources
Explore videos of mentors of mathematical practice engaging their students. Find all our videos and tasks supporting the Common Core standards for mathematical practice and mathematical content.
Learning from the practices of others is a powerful way to improve teaching. Here, you can explore real mathematics teaching and learning by exploring everyday classrooms where educators are working to refine their mathematics teaching practices.
Resources for Social and Emotional Learning in Mathematics Classrooms
Here, you’ll find an explicit unpacking of the connections among the mathematical practices and SEL competencies, as well as supports for integrating them in your classroom instruction.
While there are many versions of corequisite support, the broad definition refers to the placing of students who have been designated as “underprepared” directly into grade-level courses and providing necessary just-in-time supports. This is accomplished by strategically connecting prerequisite content to new learning, helping students effectively engage with the grade-level coursework.
Data Science in High School
Data science brings together statistical and computational thinking to answer contextual questions involving data. Working with data has become a critical skill for the changing economy, so schools are looking for ways to bring in data science learning for their students. The Power of Data Science site—from the Dana Center, University of California, Berkeley, and Agile Mind—includes information about data science, a course framework that could be used in the development of a high school data science course, and a project-based data science activity that makes connections to environmental science.