Whenever I come across fabulous resources for teaching math, I feel compelled to share. The website I’m sharing today is Inside Mathematics, and it contains a plethora of mathematics resources! You will seriously want to bookmark this website!
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Where should I start? How about with their amazing bank of problem tasks. You know how you’re always looking for great, rich problems that your kiddos can really sink their teeth into, right? Well, how would you like it if you not only had an extensive bank of fabulous problems with incredible teacher instructions for use, but they were also grade-banded and aligned to standards? I know, right? I think you can now see the reason for my exuberance.
Choose your grade level from the drop-down menu. Click on the link for any of the problems, and you can open a complete lesson plan with differentiated versions of the problem. These are non-routine problems that are perfect for letting your students engage in productive struggle.
But there is more! The website also includes an extensive collection of classroom lesson videos organized by various topics.
There is another series of videos called MathCuts. These are super brief professional development videos showing best practices for teaching math concepts, such as modeling how to use cubes and a graphic organizer to teach word problem structures (as you see pictured below).
Finally, there is a grade-banded bank of formative performance assessment tasks. Each task includes a rubric for scoring student work along with student samples to use as you discuss student work.
Okay, so there you go! I know this one will keep you busy for a while. It’s also your responsibility to share this great resource, so be sure to pass it on!