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Lesson Highlights

  • Can You KenKen?

    Learn to use combinations to solve KenKen puzzles in this grades 3–8 lesson.

  • Hotel Snap: Building for Profit

    Students will be required to build a high-profit yielding hotel using snap cubes in this brand new lesson plan. Building costs, rules and regulations, taxes, and income are all variables that students will be required to take into consideration.

  • Magic Ten

    Everyone loves a good card trick! Learn one that students can use throughout the summer in this pre-K – grade 2 lesson plan!

Newest Lessons

Persevering Through Problem Solving with Open Middle: Order of Operations

In this lesson, students will engage in a low-floor, high-ceiling Open Middle task that challenges students to think critically about order of operations. Suggestions for facilitating this lesson based on Building Thinking Classrooms are provided, as well as extension questions and questions for reflection.
2023Aug Cover

Patterns and Functions

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students will explain their understanding of patterns using their home languages. 
2023May Cover

Pythagorean Theorem with Technology

In this lesson, students will extend the Pythagorean theorem by investigating the relationship between the areas generated by the lengths of the sides of a right triangle, investigate whether the Pythagorean theorem still holds if the shapes are not squares, and investigate whether the Pythagorean theorem still holds if the shapes are not regular. 

Math Metaphors

6-8, 9-12
In this lesson, students create metaphors to capture and explore their experiences as learners of mathematics with respect to their identity, sense of agency, and emotions. 
Algebra

Crack the Code: Algebraic Generalizing with Manipulatives

6-8
Students us linking cubes and color rods to generalize patterns through differentiated game play.

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