TEACHER RESOURCES

LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES

Math for America: Math Trails
The MƒA Math Trails series provides teachers with planned routes that highlight the mathematics found in and around New York City landmarks. Both teachers and their students can follow the trails while answering mathematical questions and making the connection between mathematics and other subjects including art, design, architecture, science, geography and history. Check out our NEW math trail featuring the Bronx Zoo! Also choose from the Rubin Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art, a NYC Sampler featuring NYU, Columbia and Madison Square Park, a NYC Museum Sampler, or the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

Math for America Lesson Plans
Lessons, activities and problems developed by Math for America Fellows. Topics include pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.

NCTM Lesson Plans

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers lesson plans for K-12 in the topics of Geometry, Number Systems, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Calculus and Trigonometry.

The Learning Network

Lesson plans from The New York Times relating mathematics to current events.

PBS Teachers

A database of Lesson Plans searchable by topic, grade level and PBS television program.

Problems with a Point
A searchable database of activities for grades 6-12 in the areas of Algebra, Geometry, Calculus and Statistics.

The Futures Channel
A selection of videos which can be used to expose mathematics, science, technology and engineering students to the real world of careers.

Making Mathematics
Math tools in the areas of Proof, Number Theory and Algebra as well as ideas for research projects in Mathematics.

Thinkport
In the math resources section of the site you will find teacher-created lesson plans, manipulatives, and activity suggestions for your mathematics classroom in the areas of Algebra, Numbers and Operations, Data Analysis, Geometry and Measurement. 

American Society for Engineering Education

This teacher resource page contains links to activities that are intended to make engineering concepts accessible to K-12 students.

Henri Picciotto's Math Education Page

Henri Picciotto, a recent MƒA workshop presenter, offers views on curriculum and pedagogy, as well as many sample lessons and activities.

Project Interactive
Find virtual manipulatives and detailed lesson plans featuring web-based illustrations and accompanying student worksheets in the areas of Number and Operations, Geometry, Algebra, Probability, Statistics and Modeling.

Thinkfinity.org
Standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and reference materials.

Teaching Mathematical Thinking through Origami

Activities and strategies for using origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, to invoke mathematical thinking.

 

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