Free Resources for Teaching Math Online

  • March 17, 2020

    Free Resources for Teaching Math Online

    Free online resources


    NCTM is here to support the mathematics education community, not just during challenging times like these but 365 days a year. With so many teachers currently transitioning to online teaching, we offer these free resources to support teachers and their students.

    Free Trial Membership

    NCTM understands that these are difficult times during which teachers are looking for support and resources they can trust. If you are a member of NCTM, you already know the value of our community. If you are not currently a member, we are offering a free trial membership to support you. Sign up today for your free trial and access the publications and resources that come with an Essential Membership.

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    Free Webinars

    The annual Business Meeting would have been part of the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting and Exposition program in Chicago, which was cancelled after the state of Illinois and city of Chicago mandated the cancellation of all large-scale events exceeding 1,000. Because of the cancellation, this meeting took place via Zoom. NCTM President Robert Berry presented an overview of NCTM activity and accomplishments over the past year. A summary of the meeting can be accessed below.

    NCTM hosted free webinars with Mike Flynn. Visit the following links to view recording of the webinars and download resources.

    • Taking Your Online Instruction to the Next Level: Exploring How Effective Instructional Strategies Work in Online Environments
      When: March 26, 2020, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Mike Flynn

      Access Recording         Download Webinar Chat

    • Making the Shift to Online Math Instruction: Supporting PreK-16 Educators in Online Pedagogy
      When: March 24, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Mike Flynn

      Access Recording         Download Webinar Chat

    100 Days of Professional Learning

    Join NCTM as we celebrate our Centennial with 100 Days of Professional Learning - live, free webinars presented by selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting program that was to be held in Chicago. Each webinar will be held at 7 p.m. Eastern time on 100 selected days from April 1 leading up to the October NCTM 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis. A variety of speakers and topics are geared to meet all grade bands and interests.


    Go to 100 Days of Professional Learning Page

    Problems to Ponder/ Growing Problem Solvers/ Ear to the Ground

    From Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12

    Problems to Ponder are individual problems or groups of problems that are grade-band specific, much like those that appeared in NCTM's legacy journals: the Math by the Month department in Teaching Children Mathematics, the Palette of Problems in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and the Calendar in Mathematics Teacher.

    Growing Problem Solvers are rich tasks that can potentially span four points along the PK-12 learning trajectory (elementary, intermediate, junior high, and high school) and can elicit higher-order thinking. Each task is a low-floor/high-ceiling task with multiple entry points, allowing for a variety of solution strategies and reaching many different learners. A teacher page explores the math and potential instructional strategies.

    Ear to the Ground features voices working in various corners of the mathematics education world. Readers hear from book authors, conference presenters, bloggers, and others and get accompanying digital enhancements to keep up-to-date on current happenings in mathematics education."

    Illuminations Interactives

    NCTM's Illuminations provides standards-based resources and materials for PK-grade 12, and the online interactives are free to both members and nonmembers!

    Other Classroom Resources

    Explore free lessons with connections to current events.

    Figure This!

    NCTM's Figure This! resources can help families enjoy mathematics outside of school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges. Both members and nonmembers can explore 80 different challenges! Explore Figure This! and check out @NCTMResources on Twitter for our "Figure This! Favorites” that highlight various challenges and ways to use the resources.