A big theme in Common Core Math standards is relating math to real life problems. These are part of the Math Process Common Core standards. Many of these resources do that. I give you these resources as tools to use as is in your classroom, but also as think abouts. Could your students compose problem solving activities like this as a project to show evidence of their learning?

Dan Meyer is a high school Math teacher who thinks of math as problems to solve and he has created a wealth of web based content. To understand Dan Meyer’s work you need to understand what and how he is thinking. Here is some insight on his thoughts:

Now, we can possibly better understand some of his work. It is amazing….

Three Act Mathematical Stories

- The Teacher notes from Dan Meyer’s blog
- A Student Sample: Nana’s Chocolate Milk
- The List of Three Act Stories

101 Questions

Graphing Stories

Math Video Problems

More Great Math Problem Solving Sites

- Real World Math ~ Free math activities for Google Earth
- Get the Math ~ algebra in the real world
- TED Ed: Math in Real Life
- Khan Academy Common Core Map
- Illustrative Math
- K-5 Math Teaching Resources
- Yummy Math
- Math Movie Network
- Math Stories

How can you use some of these resources in your Math instruction?