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Teaching Math, K-2 Professional Development

This online professional development course for elementary teachers is comprised of 6 three-and-a-half hour sessions that present the five NCTM Process Standards and promote ways to integrate those standards with content goals.

Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.


Teaching math can be about more than numbers! We found this wealth of resources to help you teach mathematics using its history.

Article; Background Reading; Multimedia

Five Hundred And Seven Mechanical Movements

It's never too early to teach students that human ingenuity is unlimited. Use this prolific collection of mechanical drawings across the K-12 curriculum to prove it!

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Creative Learning Exchange Curriculum

Engage your K-12 learners in meaningful, real-world problem solving - across the curriculum - through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.

Article; Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Teaching Resources (National Geographic)

From ideas & activites to online courses & professional development, this is a prolific set of resources for K-12 science and math educators and learners.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

National Gallery of Art: Teachers

Bring art to your classroom with these lessons, activities, and interactives! Also browse teacher workshops and other professional development opportunities.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience

This web site presents tens of thousands of resources organized around thirteen defining migrations that have formed and transformed African America and the nation

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (book)

The world's most iconic amusement park attraction was invented in defiance of gravity and against the odds! Now see how the ferris wheel offers fun learning opportunities for your K-12 students across the curriculum.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Robot Book

Add a cool factor to your math and scienc curriculum! Introduce K-12 learners to robotics technology using use simple tools, recycled electornics, and household items with this book and additional resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia


Help your 2-12 learners understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be a part of their future with these hands-on activities, referrals to summer opportunities, and search tools for schools offering engineering programs.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Plus Magazine

Math is all around us and math is cool! Grade 6-12 students and teachers can celebrate mathematics with this online trove of of timely, relevant, and interesting contributions from the word's top mathematicians and scientists.

Background Reading


Numberphile is a series of short videos on mathematical topics and the application of math on relevant and topical themes such as sports, design and even social media.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Statistics Education Web (STEW)

This award-winning web site offers teachers activities that are appropriate for different students' maturity levels and the ability to select relevant, useful, and meaningful statistics applications.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics

Resources and tools that can be used as is or modified to teach statistics and probability. Materials can be used to supplement classroom texts.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Multimedia

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Picture Book Month

Find dozens of classroom activities associated with popular picture books from more than 20 authors, plus a Teacher’s guide with suggestions for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Highlights for High School: MIT OpenCourseWare

Enrichment courses and exam prep materials from MIT include video lectures, lecture notes, transcripts, assignments and solutions, and cover subjects ranging from biology and physics to writing, music and the arts.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Resources for high school journalism students include tutorials on data analysis, interviews of investigative reporters, tips for debunking myths with online tools, and advice for harnessing social media.

Background Reading

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

Background Reading; Multimedia


This site from the National Academy of Engineering highlights engineering opportunities for girls and women. Find profiles and interviews with women engineers, as well as info on competitions and contests, clubs, quizzes, and more.

Background Reading

Scootle Resources

Scootle is a collection of thousands of digital resources available to K-12 educators in the U.S. All resources are searchable and include images, audio, video, datasets, activities, lessons and assessments.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Exploring Space through Math

This website from NASA will help students in grades 7-12 develop a deeper understanding of key mathematical concepts, and learn how to apply those concepts in the context of space exploration.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Transit of Venus

On June 5, 2012 Venus will cross the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that will not be seen again until the year 2117. Learn more about the historical and scientific significance of the event, and how you and your students can view it safely.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Me, Myself and Math

This six-part series of essays by Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, examines our place in the cosmos through the lens of mathematics. Each essay includes notes, citations and links to related resources.

Background Reading