Tools for Educators
At Inside Mathematics, we've assembled multiple ways for educators to begin to transform their teaching practices.
Problems of the Month
The Problems of the Month are non-routine math problems designed to be used schoolwide to promote a problem-solving theme at your school. Each problem is divided 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. Explore the Problems of the Month here.
Jumpstart Guide for Practitioners
Jumpstarting a Schoolwide Culture of Mathematical Thinking: Problems of the Month” is a downloadable practitioner’s guide to using the Problems of the Month school-wide. This guide will help you engage your teachers and students in problem solving in new ways. Though you can choose to use the Problems of the Month in multiple ways and various timelines, they are powerful ways to jumpstart quantitative thinking and mathematical reasoning in K-12 learners.
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. Explore the Formative Re-Engaging Lessons here.
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.
Teachers Reflect on Their Learners
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Teachers Reflect on Teaching Practices
How do you establish "math discourse" in your classroom?
How do you establish "math discourse" in your classroom?See full video