If I had to teach Math, and wanted my kids to think big AND deep AND apply math to real world problems…… here are a few great online resources I would utilize. Plus, all of these truly simulate the type of math problems students will see in the Smarter Balance assessment. I would use a class blog to have student share their thinking and to be the launch pad for independent thinking, but then also classroom discussion.**Illustrative Math** ~ Search by Grade level and then find activity by

standard**Math Teaching Resources** ~ use the links on the left to narrow your focus by grade level or math area**CK12 Common Core Math Standards Browser** ~ Middle School & High School Math Problems to stretch student’s math thinking**Inside Mathematics Problem of the Month** ~ a great collection of math problems per grade level and math topic.**Inside Mathematics Performance Tasks** ~ per grade level

Of course, there are math thinking stems as well that could also be used to get your student’s thinking about math in a deeper way.

# Math with Thinking Problems

(Last Updated On: April 21, 2017)