Professional organizations are important resources for all educators! We recommend the following mathematics, science, and advanced academics links to important resources from these organizations.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching
Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
National Science Teachers Association
Science Teachers Association of Texas
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
National Association for Gifted Children
Many people and organizations post open-source lessons or artifacts that can be used to create lessons. The websites below contain such items. While our curriculum team has not reviewed each individual item, we believe that they can be used to create rich and relevant learning experiences for students. Some of the lessons or artifacts are aligned by mathematical topic, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), or Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).
We acknowledge that in some states, such as Texas, school districts are forbidden by law from implementing all of part of CCSSM. When we link to material that is aligned to CCSSM, we do not endorse CCSSM use in Texas classrooms or imply alignment between CCSSM and Texas classrooms. We include those links to acknowledge mathematics teaching outside of Texas.
|Source||Description||Link||Method of Alignment|
|Brian Bushart||Numberless word problems help students look beyond the numbers at how the context, and actions within the context, shape the mathematics that appears.||https://bstockus.wordpress.com/numberless-word-problems/||Topic|
|Region 18 ESC||The mathematics team at Region 18 ESC in Midland, Texas, has created activities that can be used to review key concepts at Grades 3-8 and Algebra 1.||https://www.esc18.net/apps/pages/mathematics||Texas (TEKS)|
|Emergent Math||Geoff Krall, at Emergent Math, has compiled a list of activities and other artifacts, sorted by grade level and topic||https://emergentmath.com/my-problem-based-curriculum-maps/||Common Core (CCSSM)|
|Region 11 ESC||The mathematics team at Region 11 ESC has created a website to help parents understand certain mathematics topics and some research-affirmed instructional strategies that we use to teach them.||https://math4texas.org/||Texas (TEKS)|
|NCTM||NCTM has an online repository of lessons and interactives sorted by topic and grade band.||https://illuminations.nctm.org/||Topic|
|How We Teach||Michelle Rinehart has a collection of teaching ideas, podcasts, and resources about effective mathematics teaching.||https://howweteach.com/||Topic|