Elementary School Resources
Guidelines for Professional Development Using Publications
NCTM school journals and other publications are a rich resource for professional development. Reflection Guides are written by members of NCTM's Professional Development Services Committee (PDSC).
Featured Reflection Guide - Representation
A Model for Understanding, Using, and Connecting Representations
Teachers can reflect on their practice by examining a model for representation. Students’ thinking about problem solving as reflected in these representations may differ from their teachers’ thinking. The Representations Model provides a lens for making sense of students’ responses to tasks.
| Curriculum Focal Point - related resources
Collection of lesson ideas and activities organized by Focal Point.
An Agenda for Action
Recommendations for School Mathematics of the 1980s.
The historic document that started the standards movement.
Deep Sea Duel
Play a strategy game that requires you to select cards with a specified sum before your opponent. (3-8)
Hands-on activities focused on conceptual understanding.
THOUSANDS of Problems
Member access to problem archive of countless problems sorted by topic.
Beginning your journey as a mathematics teacher? This volume has been created to help you reach your full potential as a mathematics educator. Resources cover professional growth, curriculum and instruction, classroom-level assessment, classroom management and organization, equity, and school and community.
Place eight quarters in a row. Replace every other coin with a dime. Replace every third
coin with a nickel. Finally, replace every fourth coin with a penny. What is the value of the eight coins now? How much more or less money do you have than when you started? Were any coins not replaced? Why or why not?