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Mathematics Resources for Teachers

Engage NY - Common Core Curriculum - This site makes available for use the common core aligned Math curricular modules and units of the State of New York. These lessons are directly referenced to specific unit objectives in the TRA Math Scope and Sequence. You will find both PDF and Word versions available for your use. Lesson plans are designed to be adopted and/or adapted and to allow teacher flexibility. Each lesson includes sufficient problem sets to allow for ample student practice and homework. UPDATED Oct 2015

IXL Math Practice - This useful site has been expanded to include Math skills ranging from Pre-K to Grade 12 including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. What is neat about the site is the way you can pass your mouse pointer over each of the large list of skills and view an example of the type of math that is covered prior to selecting it. TRA will soon be offering this as a paid subscription to all students. Until we get it set up, the company allows each computer to try a limited number of activities each day. UPDATED Jan 2017

SAS Curriculum Pathways - Mathematics - SAS Curriculum Pathways delivers free online curriculum resources that target higher-order thinking skills with a proven impact on increasing student learning and teacher effectiveness. The Mathematics resources include more than 420 interactive tools, research inquiries and lessons in Algebra (220) Geometry (65), Statistics & Probability (129) Trigonometry (28), and Numbers and Operations(26). Professional development is also provided to help teachers to integrate the offerings into the classroom. UPDATED Nov 2015

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) - This interactive site is an extremely useful one for teachers and students. Using manipulatives has been shown to be a highly effective way to develop mathematical skills. Well designed and properly used manipulatives, allow students to experience the world of mathematical relationships first hand and to discover mathematical principals for themselves. This site provides numerous online manipulatives that are divided by grade level and by the NCTM standards. Since these standards are the basis for the Massachusetts ABE Frameworks it is relatively easy to locate manipulatives which help to achieve specific standards. All manipulatives are appropriate for adults. UPDATED Nov 2016

Khan Academy for Teachers - Used Khan Academy recently? It keeps getting better. You can now set up a teacher account (Coach) and create classes, add students and give assignments. Click the Common Core option to see how they are creating new lessons based on these standards. Create a student account for yourself. Select a current Math mission (World of Math includes all Math). Take the Mastery Challenge and the program will keep track of what skills you have mastered and track your progress. Click the Dashboard view to see recommended assignments. Check out that grid on the right side of the screen. Passing the cursor over a box identifies the skill. Colors let you know which skills have improved or are mastered. UPDATED May 2014

Math Assessment Project (MAP) - this site includes a large number of fully developed math lesson plans that are aligned with the new CCR standards and emphasize teaching methods that will help learners to develop the habits of mind included in the Math Practices. The lessons provides Formative Assessment as well as instruction and include a balance between concept formation lessons and problem solving lessons. Previously only BETA versions of the lessons were available. As of July 2015 these have all been replaced with completed lesson plans. There are 20 math lesson plans for each of levels 6-8 and 40 lessons for the High School, Career Ready level. All lessons and powerpoint presentations may be printed and used without charge by non-commercial organizations. UPDATED Jul 2015

Geogebra - is open source dynamic mathematics software for learning and teaching at all levels. Teachers may draw from thousands of existing geometrical and algebraic applets created by others, which produce representations and challenges for students, or learn to create your own applets. The sophisticated tools even allow you to create on demand geometrical representations during class as a teaching resource and display them using a whiteboard or projector.NEW Nov 2016

Inside Mathematics - this site is a resource to help educators improve student performance in mathematics. Featured are a variety of free tools for educator use including "Problems of the Month” archived by grade level, classroom videos, and performance assessment tasks also by grade level. All materials are tied to specific content and practice standards of the common core.. NEW Oct 2015

Math Open Reference - this is a free, web based reference source for students and teachers. The idea is to provide free, high quality math reference material on the web. It is highly interactive and contains many engaging animations. At the moment, the only subject is geometry, but the creators are planning to eventually include all K-12 Math. This project provides an inquiry-based approach that allows students to manipulate the screen in order to try things out. It promises to provide teachers with the tools they need to transition to less teaching and more learning facilitation. NEW Feb 2015

XP Math Games - 100% Free Math Arcade games that are aligned with Common Core State Standards. These games when applied properly will help you to engage your students and increase interest in math. XP Math allows teachers set up a class of students and differentiate instruction for each student. It also provides tools to collect and analyze student data at every stage of learning. NEW Jan 2015

Math-Aids - this site provides free math worksheets for teachers and students. The math worksheets are randomly and dynamically generated by a build-in math worksheet generators. This allows you to make an endless variation and number of printable PDF math worksheets to your specifications. The website contains over 80 different math topics with over 980 unique worksheets. NEW Feb 2015- Worcester

Just Math Tutorials - this site provides many free math video tutorials similar to those found on Khan Academy. These are provided by Patrick JMT the author of "Calculus for Dummies". While there is a category of Arithmetic with several videos available, most of the tutorials are directed at Algebra or other higher math topics such as Calculus and Trigonometry. NEW Nov 2016

Common Core Sheets - Looking for great Math worksheets that will help you meet CCR standards? This site has one of the best collections of Math worksheets available. All worksheets are documented to correspond to particular common core standards. Although they have added some sheets for other subjects, math is currenntly the most developed area. Read the instructions to get the most out of the features of these comprensive worksheets. NEW Dec 2014

Professional Development Modules for Math Assessment Project - teachers are encouraged to explore this page providing Professional Development modules to help teachers to understand and implement the new approaches to teaching math that are found in the MAP lessons. There are five training modules covering topics such as 1.Formative Assessment; the two distinct types of lessons 2.Concept Development Lessons and 3.Problem Solving Lessons and two important instructional techniques 4.Asking Probing Questions and 5.Working Collaboratively UPDATED May2014

Illustrative Mathematics - provides guidance by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and includes other tools that support implementation of the standards. The site features a clickable version of the Math Common Core Standards (K-12) and illustrates specific standards with associated classroom tasks and solutions. Finding the corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards will provide teachers with classroom tasks that provide an opportunity for open-ended problem solving activities. UPDATED May 2014

Achieve the Core - this site includes a large number of annotated resources including lessons, tasks and assessments in both Math and ELA. The site also includes professional development videos, powerpoints, and writings about the Standards and Shifts in general to help teachers to implement them. NEW May 2014

CC Better Lesson - This site claims to provide over 10,000 free fully developed Common Core aligned lessons in both Math and ELA developed by Master teachers. Math lessons are divided into categories by levels K-8 with four additional categories at the High School level (Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Statistics & Probability). UPDATED Oct 2015

Illuminations - National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) teacher website page that provides access to quality resources for teaching and learning mathematics, including over 600 lesson plans, more than 100 interactive tools such as manipulatives and applets, strategy games and brain teasers for students and instructional support for teachers. All resources can be searched by NCTM or Common Core standards, by Grade Level,and by Math topic. UPDATED Feb 2015

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics - provides an electronic version of the national standard for school mathematics which was developed by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). This document delineates six Principles that outline important characteristics of effective Mathematics programs and ten Standards which state what students should know at various grade levels.

MCAS 2016 Test Items - MCAS released test items for all grades and subjects provide teachers and students with a wealth of practice exercises of sufficient difficulty and problem solving intensity for use in class and homework. The previous released MCAS test items are also available below by year. UPDATED Oct 2016

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Fast Forward Massachusetts - allows you to access streaming video lessons from PBS Literacy Links through a special arrangement with the State of Masschusetts. The former GED Connection series is no longer available on the site because it is being redone to reflect changes in pedagogy and approved testing instruments. However Pre-GED Connections and Workplace Essential Skills are still available. All video series include Mathematics videos. Learners can easily access videos at home on a computer, tablet or smart phone or anywhere there is a connection. These videos are free to all MA residents. Updated MAY 2014

Hippocampus - Algebra - Algebra 1A and 1B courses are offered as well as Elementary Algebra. This program provides easy explanation of all Algebra concepts and plenty of opportunities for students to practice each skill.

Math Worksheets Land - This site has 100% FREE Math Worksheets. It has over 9,700 PDF files that total over 21,000 printable pages of Math Worksheets from pre-school level to High School level. Subjects are Core aligned and include all secondary topics including Algebra, Functions, Geometry, Statistics and Probability. NEW Aug 2013 - provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes and free phonics worksheets and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics. These printable math and phonics worksheets are auto generated. NEW Feb 2012

The Concept and Teaching of Place Value - Author Richard Garlikov examines the difficulties many students have in learning and comprehending place value. He offers reasons for the lack of understanding, and provides effective feedback using all mathematical elements to recreate understanding of this vital concept. He also offers several exemplary activities to reinforce the methods he discusses.

Math Problem-Solving Free Worksheets - a large selection of free worksheets is available here to print and use in your classroom. The categories include percentage, fraction riddles, perimeter and area,statistics, and much more.

Puzzlemaker - a cool tool to create math blocks, word searches or crosswords (you just submit the words), letter tiles, cryptograms and more. These types of puzzles could be very useful in math, spelling and vocabulary instruction.

Math Forum Teacher's Place - List some of the best resources for teaching math at all levels. This space has also been built in part by teachers. Be sure to check out the section on Adult Education.

Math Forum Internet Math Lilbrary - list many resources for Math

Checkbook Math - students are assigned their own checkbooks with this ongoing math and budgeting activity with real-world applications. You can tailor this lesson plan to create a monthly lesson or even a weekly effort, depending upon how much time you have.

Math Reference Handouts - a series of math handouts available from

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