Description of the Workshop:
Insight will be provided into how units, lessons and activities on the Math Forum site can be used in a Standards-based classroom.
Suzanne's Mathematics Lessons are middle school activities, lesson plans, and units aligned to NCTM (and local) Standards that have been developed since 1995. As I started writing and using these lessons with middle school students I tried to follow these guidelines and include lessons that:
- are completely aligned to the seventh grade CA Mathematics Standards and NCTM Middle Grades Standards
- offer a combination of manipulatives, technology, and paper/pencil activities
- use the computer and the Internet as tools
- are of sufficient length to engage students fully
- can be presented using several strategies
Standards-aligned 7th Grade Mathematics
example: Week Six/Seven
A Primary Example:
At the Math Forum's 2000 Summer Institute Varnelle Moore and I started a collaboration to write primary mathematics lessons aligned to Pennsylvania Mathematics Standards and NCTM Pre-K-2 Standards. Her lessons include four types of activities:
- interactive, manipulative-based projects
- paper/pencil practice
- literature connections
Varnelle Moore's Primary Math Activities
Other areas to explore:
Suzanne's Mathematics Lessons
Lessons originally written for middle grades students and organized by the content standards.
The Teacher Exchange is a combination of Web Units and Lessons page and the idea of encouraging the mathematics education community to contribute their own lessons. Materials are organized first according to the NCTM-defined grade level bands, and within grade levels by the content standards.
ESCOT Problems of the Week
The ESCOT Problems of the Week were developed as part of a three-year grant and include interactive Java applets.
An archive of the six Problem of the Week (Elementary, Middle, Algebra, Geometry, Discrete Math, Trig/Calc) for browsing by mathematics and story topic.
Problems of the Week
The Math Forum's Problems of the Week (PoWs) are designed to provide creative, non-routine challenges for students in grades three through twelve. Problem-solving and mathematical communication are key elements of every problem.
A resource for teachers and parents who have questions about teaching mathematics.