NCTM is excited to offer a featured resource in your grade band each month to help you make the most of your NCTM membership. As we launch our new
Classroom Resource Collaboration Center, we'll keep members informed through Summing Up and social media. Check out the
#NCTM_CRCC hashtag on Twitter to follow along as we share and discuss these and other NCTM classroom resources.
Current Featured Resources:
For many teachers, summer is a time of reflection and professional learning. This month, we will be showcasing some of NCTM’s many member resources for helping teachers reflect on their practice more broadly, from planning homework policies, to strategies for setting personal goals for improving teaching, to ways to improve collaborations with colleagues.
For many U.S. classrooms, May is a tricky time of year. Teachers are balancing crazy end-of-year schedules, from testing to field trips to ceremonies, coupled with the potential distraction of warm weather and summer break. It’s a great time of year for activities that are tried and true, that get students engaged and active. That’s why we’re going to the mailbag for
May’s featured resources to shine a spotlight on some activities that members have enjoyed using and let them tell you why.
We feature two new treasure troves of resources for NCTM members. Our
Activities with Rigor and Coherence (ARCs) have expanded to ten offerings, from counting in kindergarten through revisiting Barbie Bungee in statistics courses. The Math Forum at NCTM is proud to present sixty-two sets of
Math Forum Problems of the Week Resources that are free to NCTM members. Each Problem of the Week includes a scenario and a problem based on the scenario, and a teacher packet includes student work, standards alignment, sample solutions, and a problem-solving and communication rubric.
All pi day, all the time. After all, pi connects to measurement in primary and elementary school, to circles and proportions in middle school, and to everything from radian measure to areas of regular polygons to irrational numbers in high school. And pi connects, naturally, to pie. So take some time to celebrate this math-iest of holidays in March.
Take advantage of many of NCTM’s technology-rich tools, from Illuminations interactives to journal articles that include technology to download or explore online. Plus we’ve got middle school math inspired by space travel for those of you who got excited by all the math in Hidden Figures, and a little algebra 1 Valentine’s Day chocolate as well.
Get resources for exploring subtraction, growing patterns, Newton's Law of Cooling, the role of manipulatives, and more!
December brings the famous Math Forum Year Game for reinforcing the order of operations, along with solar energy, old faithful, some tasty fractions (mmm, gator pie!), and complex numbers on a giant number line.
Discover games for primary, turkey rules of thumb for elementary grades, some post-election analysis in statistics, as well as polygons, proportions, polynomials, and an important Algebra 1 lesson about drinking and driving.
Check out the inaugural round of Classroom Resource Collaboration Center featured offerings, including work with fractions using the French Fry Task, a lesson gathering real-world data to help novice algebraists, and problems with multiple solution paths.