The Math Can Take You Places materials are the perfect complement to any mathematics curriculum. The lessons, games, activities and assessment questions can be used to re-teach or enrich lesson activities focused on five of the hardest-to-teach mathematics concepts for 3rd-6th grade students: equivalency, measurement, patterns, problem-solving, reasonableness.
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The 25 Math Can Take You Places lesson plans – all correlated to TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) – focus on each of the five concept areas. Although they are written for use with students in grades 4-6, the lessons can easily be modified to accommodate students of various skill levels. Each hands-on plan is divided into subsections for use as a unit or as individual parts to enhance your lessons.
Games and Activities
The 19 hands-on Math Can Take You Places games and activities focus on particular grade-specific TEKS objectives. Colorful illustrations make the games and activities ideal for use with small, independent groups of students, or with the class as a whole.
Student Assessment Questions
Math Can Take You Places has provided a bank of grade-level-appropriate assessment items that are categorized by our five mathematics focus areas. Use these questions as written, or modify them to meet the needs of your students. These assessment items align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.
Spanish Resources for English Language Learners
These resources are available to help elementary English language-learners understand and enjoy mathematics.
Ready-Made Teacher Training Materials (Professional Development Materials)
The Math Can Take You Places Professional Development Series gives you all the tools you need to deliver training that can help infuse excitement into mathematics teaching.