One of the best things to happen as a result of the Common Core is the complete retooling of how we teach elementary math. Adding to our new approach is the emerging omnipresence of classroom technology.
Below is a growing list of links to sites that are pushing mathematical thinking, problem solving and conceptual understanding.
- 3 Act Tasks:
Video aided lessons that use a story structure to engage explore and educate:
- Open Middle Problems:
Not to beat the Dan Meyer drum tool loudly but I think the Open Middle Math problem traces back to him as well. (The all start with the problem, all end with the same answer, and all have multiple approaches in the middle:
- Rich Math Tasks:
Are activities that are designed to provide engaging contexts in which a class or student can explore the use and functions of math:
NRICH is a great site for information, a bit cumbersome as a resource, but worth using.
- Other Math Sites worth using:
- More of my stuff , less showing off the great work of others.
A GREAT example of how people use math in the real world!
This is the music video for after your class has looked at the math,