Math and Numeracy: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Understanding Risk
This lesson was designed to provide an application lesson for a math unit on probability. Students should have already been exposed to some work with benchmark fractions, decimals and percents, especially 50% and multiples of one quarter. This could be used towards the beginning of a unit on...
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Facing History and Ourselves
The mission of Facing History and Ourselves is to “engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.” Their “collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible...
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NOAA website
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) maintains an online area for educational resources. These resources may be useful for math teachers interested in addressing topics such as graphic literacy and data and statistics using the context of earth science. Collections within...
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Valuing Difference and Growth: A Youcubed Perspective on Special Education
Math educator Jo Boaler shares a growth approach to special education that draws from the latest neuroscientific work in brain training. This paper reports on schools and teachers taking a multi-dimensional approach to the teaching of mathematics that works to honor many different types of thinking...
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Will It Rain Tomorrow?
This contextualized lesson was designed as part of a science unit on weather, climate, and climate change, with the recognition that an understanding of basic probability and statistics is required to understand the scientific concepts. This lesson could also be used in a math unit on probability...
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Heat Wave: A math lesson plan exploring climate change (Level A Adaptation)
This sample contextualized lesson is a Level A adaptation of the original Heat Wave lesson which can be found here . The context for this lesson is climate and climate change, and it focuses on comparing sets of data, specifically the number of heat wave days in Massachusetts in the years between...
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Strategies that Support Learners with Disabilities, Differences, and Difficulties in the Mathematics Classroom
Strategies that Support Learners with Disabilities, Differences, and Difficulties in the Mathematics Classroom offers suggestions for strategies appropriate for teaching math to adult LD learners.
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Heat Wave: A math lesson plan exploring climate change
This sample contextualized lesson focuses on using box-and-whisker charts to compare sets of data in the context of exploring climate change. The lesson includes a lesson plan and teacher materials as well as student materials/handouts. A companion ZIP file containing PowerPoint slides for the...
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Making Sense of Fractions - Video from the Math and Numeracy PD Center
Math matters to our students. It means much more than just passing a test, so it's important that we help them make sense of whatever math content they are learning. And yet sometimes we teach the same material over and over and just don't feel that students are "getting it." Why is that? What can...
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Sample Instructional Unit: Area and Perimeter
This sample unit unit for Level A students focuses on students' understanding of area and perimeter in order to compare apartments.