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Annenberg Learner

Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. This mandate is carried out chiefly by the funding and broad distribution of educational video programs with coordinated Web and print materials for the professional development of K-12 teachers. It is part of The Annenberg Foundation and advances the Foundation's goal of encouraging the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.

Annenberg Learner's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home. All Annenberg Learner videos exemplify excellent teaching.

Annenberg Learner resources can be accessed for free at, or can be purchased through the Web site or by calling 1-800-LEARNER.

You can contact Annenberg Learner staff by phone, mail, email, or fax. If you would like to order DVDs or print, please visit our online catalog.


Learn Zillion

This site is a collaborative professional learning platform that offers teachers, students and parents a growing library of high-quality, digital resources developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards.


Inside Mathematics

This initiative grew out of the Noyce Foundation's Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative (SVMI) and the First in Mathematics Consortium (FiMC). SVMI and FiMC are based on high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, examining student work, and improved math instruction. The initiatives include a formative and summative performance assessment system, pedagogical content coaching, and leadership training and networks. Coaches learn strategies of re-engagement with students around mathematics assessments, and demonstration lessons on re-engagement are featured.


Mathematics Assessment Project

MAP is a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and the Shell Center team at the University of Nottingham, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The site includes formative assessment lessons complete with instructions and resources. There are two types of formative assessment lessons; problem solving and concept development lessons.

Mathematics Assessment Project

NCTM Illuminations

This site is designed to illuminate the vision for school mathematics described in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The examples contained within it span the entire K-12 range. This resource includes:
  • i-Maths: online, interactive, multimedia math investigations. All i-Maths are built around interactive math applets, and some also include video clips.
  • Internet-Based Lesson Plans showing how the Internet can be used to help create effective Standards-based mathematics lessons.
  • Math-lets: math applets you can download and use to explore math and create interactive lessons on your own.
  • Inquiry on Practice: video vignettes, research reports, and articles designed to encourage thinking and discussion about how to improve the teaching and learning.



This site contains lessons that explore the math behind real-world topics, from sports to shopping to the odds of finding life on other planets. Every Mathalicious lesson is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. In fact, most lessons connect multiple content standards, and help build deep conceptual understanding through real-world contexts.

Dan Meyer’s 3-Act Lessons

Storytelling gives us a framework for certain mathematical tasks that is both prescriptive enough to be useful and flexible enough to be usable. Many stories divide into three acts, each of which maps neatly onto these mathematical tasks.


Yummy Math

Yummy Math was created to provide teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. It is their belief that when math is explored in contexts that are familiar and of interest to students, students will be more engaged to do math, reason, think critically, question and communicate. The activities are written to correspond with the NCTM Process Standards and the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice.


Achieve EQuIP Exemplars

In an effort to identify and shine a spotlight on emerging exemplars, Achieve established a process to select and train the EQuIP Peer Review Panel, a group of experienced reviewers to evaluate the quality and alignment of lessons and units to the CCSS. The EQuIP Peer Review Panel is using the EQuIP Rubrics and quality review process to evaluate the instructional materials for CCSS-alignment and quality. The objective is not to endorse a particular curriculum, product or template, but rather to identify lessons and units that best illustrate the cognitive demands of the CCSS.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a not-for-profit internet-based website that provides educational resources in the content areas of math, science, and the humanities. All of the site's resources are available to anyone; students, teachers, home-schoolers, administrators, adult learners and parents. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available completely free of charge.

Robert Kaplinsky Lessons

This site contains a variety of lessons and resources that show mathematics in real world contexts. Each lesson begins with a guiding question that begins these problem-based lessons. The site also contains pedagogical resources on questing and implementing problem-based learning.


Open Educational Resources

Mathematics Vision Project

The Mathematics Vision Project is an educator-driven initiative built from the Common Core and a focus on learning progressions. This complete Math I, II, and III curriculum is free and is published under a Creative Commons license.
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