Mathematics Teachers Association

Grades P-6

Mathematiccs Progression Videos -  Graham Fletcher has created a set of videos outlining the progression of mathematical understanding of students in Addition and Subtraction, Division, Multiplication and Fractions.

MathFROG is a free mathematics site of Fun Resources and Online Games for parents, teachers and students in grades 4, 5 and 6 in English and French.

Number Talk Images - Un projet collaboratif qui a pour but de recueillir des images intéressantes qui peuvent servir comme point de départ pour des jasettes mathématiques â€‹au sujet des nombres. A collaborative project dedicated to gathering interesting images â€‹to be used as a launching point for Number Talks.

Weekly Primary Math Tasks from the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers - The BCAMT creates a weekly sets of open non-curricular math tasks.  They are non-curricular so that all students should be able to get started and investigate by drawing pictures, making guesses, or asking questions. 

Mathematiccs Routines from Kristin Gray at The Teaching Channel (Primary, Grade 3 and Grade 4- Kristin Gray has recorded an exceptional series of videos highlighting a variety of math routines.  Routines such as Tell Me Everything, Which One Doesn't Belong, and Notice and Wonder are recorded at several grade levels. 


Grades 7-9

Wired Math is a free math website from the CEMC with games, lessons, challenges and enrichment. It is created for middle or junior high school grade 7, grade 8, grade 9, and grade 10 students, teachers, parents and tutors.  Many of the exercises increase enjoyment, confidence and ability in mathematics and are good for homework and test preparation.  The exercises can also be used for enrichment with students in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Fraction Talks - A resource of fraction images and suggestions for teachers to build fraction numeracy with their students.

NS Mathematics - A collection of activities and lesson ideas corresponding to the outcomes for Nova Scotia mathematics courses.

Weekly Math Tasks from the British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers - The BCAMT creates a weekly set of open non-curricular math tasks for intermediate to grade 12 students. They are non-curricular so that all students should be able to get started and investigate by drawing pictures, making guesses, or asking questions. 


Grades 10-12

WNCP Orchestrated Experiences for High School Math - A repository of engaging activities linked to the WNCP High School Math Curriculum, which suggests that teachers should “orchestrate the experiences” from which students extract meaning.

NS Mathematics - A collection of activities and lesson ideas corresponding to the outcomes for Nova Scotia mathematics courses.

3 Act Math Tasks from Tap Into Teen Minds - A collection of 3 Act Math Tasks from a number of different authors in an easy to search web site.

NSSAL - The following resources were created by the NSSAL and are provided to public teachers for free. There are print resources and aligned online videos.


All Grades

PLANS (Program of Learning Assessment for Nova Scotia) - Study guide and sample questions for provincial assessments and exams.

The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners by embeding rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.  Some of my favourite tasks are Square It, The Factors and Multiples game, and Make 37.

The CEMC Problem of the Week is designed to provide students with an ongoing opportunity to solve mathematical problems. Each week, problems from various areas of mathematics will be posted here and e-mailed to teachers for use with their students from grades 3 and up.

Illustrative Mathematics - Providing instructional and assessment tasks, lesson plans, and other resources for teachers, assessment writers, and curriculum developers.

Open Middle - Challenging Math Problems Worth Solving - Open Middle problems have a “closed beginning” meaning that they all start with the same initial problem; have a “closed end” meaning that they all end with the same answer; and they have an “open middle” meaning that there are multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem.

Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) - The Mathematics Assessment Program (MAP) aims to bring to life the Common Core State Standards (CCSSM) in a way that will help teachers and their students turn their aspirations for achieving them into classroom realities. MAP is a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and the Shell Center team at the University of Nottingham, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The team works with the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and school systems across the US and UK to develop improved assessment.  The materials from this project will exemplify CCSSM in explicit down-to-earth performance terms.

Which One Doesn't Belong? - a website dedicated to provided thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students alike. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong.

Estimation 180 - A daily number sense estimation photo activity.  Also follow @Estimation180 on Twitter.

Illuminations from NCTM - A resource of teaching ideas, interactive investigations, data sets and graphs, activity sheets, lesson plans, concept developing activities, etc.

Would You Rather? - A collection of questions all asking students to select one of two possible responses to a question involving math or logic. Students defend their choice using mathematical reasoning.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) - A library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).

These resources were brought to the attention of the MTA. The MTA does not officially endorse any resources listed above - this is for information purposes only.