4 Ways To Find Awesome Math Resources Online

During the best of times, mathematics educators are constantly scrambling to find that perfect engaging task that is going to help their students build essential skills while building a deeper understanding of curriculum concepts. With the seemingly never ending flip-flop between face-to-face, remote and hybrid learning models, this demand for helpful and effective math lessons has never been greater.

In today’s short video, Kyle shares with you Four (4) Ways to Find Awesome Math Resources to elevate your math program regardless of whether you’re face-to-face, teaching online, hybrid or anything in between.

In particular, you’ll learn:

  1. A quick and easy website you can use to search only the highest quality mathematics websites for high impact resources;
  2. A resource that you may have heard of, but may not have been utilizing to its fullest potential;
  3. A whack-load of problem based math units; and,
  4. A resource that will help you transform your current math curriculum into those lessons that you’ve been searching the web for.

Resources Related To The Video

  1. Visit the Curiosity Sparker Math Lesson Search Engine page
  2. Check out the Salting The Driveway [Dividing Fractions] Problem Based Math Unit
  3. Graham Fletcher’s Dividing Fractions With Repeated Subtraction post
  4. Illustrative Mathematics Fractions Task
  5. Desmos Classroom Activities & Coordinate Plane Activity
  6. Visit Make Math Moments Problem Based Math Lessons page
  7. Dive into the Pop Goes The Volume Volume of a Cylinder, Cone & Sphere unit
  8. Take the pledge to transform your current math curriculum into those lessons that you’ve been searching the web for.
  9. Up your pedagogical and content knowledge game by joining our Make Math Moments Teacher Academy!

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Each lesson consists of:

Each Make Math Moments Problem Based Lesson consists of a Teacher Guide to lead you step-by-step through the planning process to ensure your lesson runs without a hitch!

Each Teacher Guide consists of:

  • Intentionality of the lesson;
  • A step-by-step walk through of each phase of the lesson;
  • Visuals, animations, and videos unpacking big ideas, strategies, and models we intend to emerge during the lesson;
  • Sample student approaches to assist in anticipating what your students might do;
  • Resources and downloads including Keynote, Powerpoint, Media Files, and Teacher Guide printable PDF; and,
  • Much more!

Each Make Math Moments Problem Based Lesson begins with a story, visual, video, or other method to Spark Curiosity through context.

Students will often Notice and Wonder before making an estimate to draw them in and invest in the problem.

After student voice has been heard and acknowledged, we will set students off on a Productive Struggle via a prompt related to the Spark context.

These prompts are given each lesson with the following conditions:

  • No calculators are to be used; and,
  • Students are to focus on how they can convince their math community that their solution is valid.

Students are left to engage in a productive struggle as the facilitator circulates to observe and engage in conversation as a means of assessing formatively.

The facilitator is instructed through the Teacher Guide on what specific strategies and models could be used to make connections and consolidate the learning from the lesson.

Often times, animations and walk through videos are provided in the Teacher Guide to assist with planning and delivering the consolidation.

A review image, video, or animation is provided as a conclusion to the task from the lesson.

While this might feel like a natural ending to the context students have been exploring, it is just the beginning as we look to leverage this context via extensions and additional lessons to dig deeper.

At the end of each lesson, consolidation prompts and/or extensions are crafted for students to purposefully practice and demonstrate their current understanding. 

Facilitators are encouraged to collect these consolidation prompts as a means to engage in the assessment process and inform next moves for instruction.

In multi-day units of study, Math Talks are crafted to help build on the thinking from the previous day and build towards the next step in the developmental progression of the concept(s) we are exploring.

Each Math Talk is constructed as a string of related problems that build with intentionality to emerge specific big ideas, strategies, and mathematical models. 

Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons and Day 1 Teacher Guides are openly available for you to leverage and use with your students without becoming a Make Math Moments Academy Member.

Use our OPEN ACCESS multi-day problem based units!

Make Math Moments Problem Based Lessons and Day 1 Teacher Guides are openly available for you to leverage and use with your students without becoming a Make Math Moments Academy Member.

MMM Unit - Snack Time Fractions Unit


Partitive Division Resulting in a Fraction

Shot Put Multi Day Problem Based Unit - Algebraic Substitution


Equivalence and Algebraic Substitution

Wooly Worm Race - Representing and Adding Fractions


Fractions and Metric Units


Scavenger Hunt - Data Management and Finding The Mean


Represent Categorical Data & Explore Mean

Downloadable resources including blackline mastershandouts, printable Tips Sheetsslide shows, and media files do require a Make Math Moments Academy Membership.

Use our OPEN ACCESS multi-day problem based units!