Back to School

  • Back to School Resources

    Welcome to another successful school year providing high-quality math instruction for each and every student in your classroom. Whether you embarked on the first day of class already or the new school year is still around the corner, we want you to be ready! Check out these NCTM resources to get you prepared. Not a member? Join today to access all these resources and more! 

    Featured Books

    Browse these books to improve your teaching and recharge before school starts. Whether you teach at the elementary-, middle-, or high school level, these featured publications will provide you new ideas to implement into your instruction when you return to your classroom. Members receive a discount on publications, so stock up now for the school year!

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    Special Products

    A new school year brings new students and fresh perspectives. What better time to get new resources to help your students enjoy learning math? The NCTM Store is a great place to start. NCTM members—be sure to take advantage of your discount!

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    Get Inspired!

    Get inspiration for your classroom by watching these NCTM Shadow Con speaker series webcasts.

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    Introduction - Dan Meyer

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    Seeing Students Who Hide - Cathy Yenca

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    The Mathematical Heart - Anurupa Ganguly

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    Math Play - Kassia Wedekind

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    The Art of Mathematical Anthropology - Geoff Krall

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    Closing – Mike Flynn and Zak Champagne

    Interested in more videos? Watch more 2018 NCTM Annual Meeting presentations.

    Teacher Voices

    Have a few extra minutes? These posts written by your peers for the Teaching Children Mathematics Blog, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Blog, and the Mathematics Teacher Blog are a great resource to get you thinking about your classroom instruction at the start of the year.

    Teaching Children Mathematics

    The Power of Having More Than One Right Answer: Ambiguity in Math Class
    by Christopher Danielson

    Analyzing and Designing Story Problems That Matter
    by Cathery Yeh, Maureen Neumann, and Corey Drake

    Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

    I Would Like to Disagree, I Think
    by Levi Patrick

    Making Your Case
    by Jamie Walker

    Mathematics Teacher

    Fraction Problems
    by Harold Reiter

    Finding New Problems in Old Places
    by Glenn Waddell Jr.

    Classroom Resources

    View ARCs

    ARCs: Activities with Rigor and Coherence

    These lessons address a mathematical topic and support effective teaching practices. 

    CRCC: Featured Resources

    Check out this collection of timely resources for each grade level.

    Problems of the Week

    Get your weekly dose of math problems and puzzles exclusively for NCTM members.

    Principles to Actions Toolkit

    These  grade-band specific professional learning modules are focused on the Effective Teaching Practices and Guiding Principles from Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Learning modules are available exclusively to NCTM members, but take a look at these open examples for each grade level:

    Upcoming NCTM Events

    NCTM hosts professional development opportunities and events throughout the year where you can learn to improve your instructional practice and collaborate with other teachers and educators from across the country. Members get a discount on registration for all NCTM events!

    Not a member? With over 60,000 members, NCTM provides the resources, research, and extensive network of peers you need to support your teaching passion.

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