K-8 Modeling Resources

Abbreviations:

Resource Categories:

A: Assessments (Formative, Performance, Summative)
P: Problems, Projects, Activities
R: Research (articles books reports, data)
L: Lesson Plans
U: Unit Plans
C: Commentary
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Resource Title Resource Description Resource Category Applicable Grade Level(s)
Exploring the World Map  Worksheet for Map Activity  4-8 
Area of Continents  Information for Map Activity  4-8 
Peters Projection Map  Map for use in the Map Activity  4-8 
Four Fold Way Sort Activity  Activity Worksheet for Multiple Representations  6-8 
Multiple Representations Lesson  Lesson Plan for Multiple Representations  6-8 
Lesson Plan for Map Activity  Lesson Plan for Map Activity  4-8 
Cognitively Complex Mathematics Tasks  Plan for 2nd day of Modeling with Mathematics Institute  K-8 
Standards For Mathematical Practice  Plan for 1st day of Modeling with Mathematics Institute  K-8 
Multiple Representations  Plan for 3rd day of Modeling with Mathematics Institute  K-8 
Questioning Techniques  Plan for 4th day of Modeling with Mathematics Institute  K-8 
Putting It All Together  Plan for 5th day of Modeling with Mathematics Institute  K-8 
Flashlight Lesson  Lesson Plan for Flashlight Activity 
Task Sort PD Plan  Facilitator Notes for Task Sort PD  K-8 
Mathematical Task Framework  A framework for evaluating the cognitive demand of a mathematical task  K-8 
The Birthday Cake Problem  Lesson Plan Algebraic thinking  4-8 
Modeling with Mathematics Institute  Sample Schedule for Modeling with Mathematics PD Institute  K-8 
[External Site] Resources for real world problems  Lesson Plans for Social Justice Mathematics   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 
Scripting/Questioning Activity  An activity to help teacher practice questioning strategies  K-12 
Question Sheet  A set of effective questions for mathematics teachers  K-12 
Elementary Task Sort Matrix  Blank Matrix for Elementary Task Sort Activity  K-5 
Questioning Task  Task for questioning strategies module  K-8 
Elementary Task Sort Activity  *Activity for Teachers to Classify Math Tasks by Level of Cognitive Demand  K-5 
Middle School Task Sort Activity  *Activity for Teachers to Classify Math Tasks by Level of Cognitive Demand  6-8 
[External Link] “A Good Question Is Worth A Thousand Thoughts”  What’s the Big Idea, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2006)  K-12 
[External Link] “Questioning Our Patterns of Questioning” by Herbal-Eisenmann, Beth A. and Breyfogle, M. Lynn  [Abstract] This article describes different ways that teachers and students interact in mathematics classrooms and the implications of those interactions for students’ opportunities to share their thinking. (Contains 1 figure.)  6-8 
The McDonalds Problem  Open ended problem focusing on the number of people served daily at McDonalds  6-12 
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