Core-Plus Mathematics Project Retrieved from http://www.cpmponline.org/. Core-Plus Mathematics is a four-year curriculum from the National Science Foundation that features interwoven strands of math subjects and focuses on habits of mind and connections between subjects.
Scaffolding for the Math Writing (and talking) Process Retrieved from http://mathforum.org/pow/teacher/writingdev.pdf. This short handout provides teacher questions to facilitate student work on rich tasks. Facets of problem solving addressed include figuring out a solution path, explaining a solution, asking questions when stuck, and reflecting to improve and extend solutions. Also briefly described are typical learning and writing stages and tips for responding to students’ reluctance to write out solutions.
Making Mathematics: Teacher Handbook Retrieved from http://www2.edc.org. Part of the website for Making Mathematics, a 10-year research project, the Teacher Handbook is a valuable resource for teachers using open-ended research projects with students. The website provides information on helping students during research and about what a research sequence might look like. Also provided are introductory explorations that highlight the stages of performing research and help students gradually build up their persistence.
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics Retrieved from http://www.nctm.org/standards/. The Principles and standards were designed by a commission appointed by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics to provide guidance for educational decision makers and describe the mathematical understanding, knowledge, and skills that students should acquire from prekindergarten through the twelfth grade.