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Curriculum Inspirations

Curriculum Inspirations by James Tanton

Curriculum Inspirations is a multimedia experience for the middle-school and high-school communities. 

Learn TEN PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES aligned with the Mathematical Practice Standards for classroom and MAA AMC success. Find practice examples galore listed by strategy and by Common Core topic. Bring excitement to mathematics learning, thinking, and doing! 

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Each month James Tanton writes math essays for all to enjoy. Here are the latest:
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Written for educators - and their students too! - these short, self-contained, curriculum units prove that mathematics, at all points of the curriculum, can be joyous, fresh, innovative, rich, deep-thinking, and devoid of rote doing. Let's teach generations of students to be self-reliant thinkers, willing to flail and to use their common sense to "nut their way" through challenges, to assess and judge results, and to adjust actions to find success. (Great life skills!)

More courses are in the works.

Curriculum Inspirations Video Archive

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Major funding for Curriculum Inspirations is provided by the Akamai Foundation, MathWorks, and TBL Foundation. A grant from the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation in support of the 2013-2014 Dolciani Visiting Mathematician Program provided seed funding for Curriculum Inspirations.