Monthly Featured Resource

  • June 2020 

    Each month, NCTM provides its members with one highlighted classroom resource per grade band. These resources are updated during the first week of every month.

    Elementary (K-5)

    For each grade level, Kindergarten through 5th grade, you will find resources focused on the major work of each grade level.

    See it, Move it, Grasp it: Math with Virtual Manipulatives (Pre K-2)
    Children create and describe designs using various pattern blocks. This is an open ended task that is fun for all ages!

    Odds and Evens (3-5)
    Students investigate fairness given a friendly game with spinners. Teachers can connect the idea of fairness to justice in the real world.

    Middle School (6-8)

    For each grade level, 6th through 8th grade, you will find resources focused on the major work of each grade level.


    By constructing a model of an octagon that transforms into a pinwheel, students realize that many interesting geometric shapes occur that can be explored. Print or replicate the materials for this activty, or try using virtual manipulatives! 

    High School (9-12)

    The high school library is divided into content areas: Algebra and Functions, Probability and Statistics, Geometry, and Number and Operations. 

    Changing Places              
    Moving one chip at a time, and alternating colors, challenge your students to exchange the red chips for the blue chips in only 22 moves.

    As you explore MyNCTM, be sure to check out the  ElementaryMiddle, and  High School  resource libraries. There you will find some of NCTM's best resources, organized by grade level and by key concept within each grade level. You'll find resources from Illuminations, journal articles that blend research with classroom activities and lessons, games from Calculation Nation, and more! If you find a resource you might use in your classroom, click to "Favorite" it and you'll always be able to find it on your profile page (under My Contributions). We'll also use those Favorites to help us feature and share the most popular resources. And if you have another favorite resource, whether it's from NCTM, something you created, or a link to share from another source, you can add it to the library as well, and it might just show up in our Featured Resources one day!

    Check out the #NCTMresources hashtag on Twitter to follow along as we share and discuss these and other NCTM classroom resources.

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