Friday, July 25, 2014

Illuminations are on the Menu

We’ve already discovered that the NCTM Website has something for everyone.  From publications to magazines, reviews to conferences, there’s most likely very little you can’t find in this mathematical candy store.

One of the cooler things they offer is Illuminations.

Yes, yes…  It’s an American website, with core standards instead of curriculum expectations, quoted prices including one dollar bills and pennies instead of loonies and toonies.  But!  The ideas are there for free, and they apply to us Canucks in the same way they do for those Yanks.

Illuminations offers materials by grade groupings.  Seeing that this is a grade 7 and 8 course, you’d probably want to search for intermediate materials.



What about those students working at lower grade levels on IEPs?  Well, there’s something there for them too.  It’s like a math market with combos!  Talk about differentiating!

What’s on the menu?

An instructional plan, objectives and standards, materials lists, ideas for extensions and assessments, questions and reflections and a heaping side of related resources.

You might be wondering if all of this is available on the value menu.  Well fear not my friends in math, it’s all there for the taking for FREE!

Yes, I said free.  No cost associated at all.

So what are you waiting for?


1 comment:

  1. Great post!
    I think this is a great idea, the idea of the site being like a math market is prefect for the diverse classroom. I think as teachers, it becomes challenging to create problems for students who are not on an IEP and then another task to create worksheets and tests for students who are on an IEP. I think it would be beneficial for teachers to explore this site and get some ideas that could be implemented in the classroom
    Thanks for sharing !