## Resources for

**Some good sources of middle school math tasks (in no particular order):**

**Problem-Based Lesson Search Engine**- Searches many of the sites listed below

101 Questions - Given an image, what is the first question that comes to mind?

Estimation 180 - Ideas to foster number sense

Tap into Teen Minds - 3 Act Tasks and other lesson resources to spark curiosity

Mr. Orr is a Geek - How to start a math fight and other ideas for getting students to remember what you are teaching

Visual Patterns- Visual patterns that can be used to determine a pattern.

Math Talks- Summary of how Pattern Talks (using the above Visual Patterns) and Number Talks can be done in middle schools.

Estimation 180 - Activities for building number sense

Problem Solving Book - Alicia Burdess' book on problem solving includes great problems and ideas

Math Assessment Project: Assessment tasks and lessons tied to CCSSM content and practices.

Open Middle - Challenging math problems worth solving

3 Act Math - Short videos to encourage question posing by students

Math Pickle - Math games and puzzles organized by grade or subject

Nrich: British website of rich tasks

YouCubed Tasks: Open-ended, low floor/high ceiling tasks organized by grade and concept

G'Day Math!: James Tanton's lessons on a variety of topics

NCTM's Illuminations: Lessons and interactives sortable by concept or grade level

Inside Mathematics: Lesson tasks, performance assessments, problems of the month

Illustrative Math: Tasks aligned to CCSSM standards.

Which One Doesn't Belong - Collections of four items (of mathematical nature). An argument for selecting any one of the four items can be made.

Robert Kaplinsky - Lesson seeds and blog

Howard County Public Schools - Routines, lesson seeds, videos... Organized by grade/course

Dan Meyer's Resources:

- Math Class Needs a Makeover TED Talk
- How to use Three-Act Math Tasks
- List of Three-Act Math Tasks
- Graphing Stories

**Manipulatives:**

Algeblocks

Algebra Lab Gear

Algebra Tiles

**Math-Specific Technology:**

Desmos: Free lessons and activities using Desmos (free math software)

Geogebra: This free dynamic math software tool allows users to explore geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and other areas of math in one easy-to-use package.