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Problems of the Month

This web page provides the individual Problems of the Month (POM) designed to be used as a school wide investigation to promote a problem-solving theme and developed by the Noyce Foundation. Each problem is divided into five levels, Level A through Level E, to allow access and scaffolding for the students into different aspects of the problem and to stretch students to go deeper into mathematical complexity. POM are organized by progression and listed for specific grades for an alternate search route. An overview of this bold initiative is presented by video (12minute, 43 seconds) along with a classroom excerpt (4 minute, 36 seconds). Other text resources: Guidelines, POM Scoring Guidelines and an index of the mathematical concepts addressed by each POM are included in PDF downloads.
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Contributed by: Noyce Foundation - Author, Inside Mathematics - Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 8The resources in this collection are intended to help educators understand and implement the eighth Mathematical Practice Standard of the CCSS. You will find informative presentations, lesson plans, and problem sets that will help establish mathematical habits of mind that support this standard. You'll also find many problem tasks for use with students in the companion classroom collection.
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Instructional Strategy, Problem Set

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorNoyce Foundation - Author, Inside Mathematics - Publisher
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 Noyce Foundation
      http://insidemathematics.org/index.php/about-inside-mathematics
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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