Backed by years of research and driven by a belief that every student can achieve at the highest level in mathematics, Stanford University brings you YouCubed. The creators of YouCubed (https://www.youcubed.org) want to transform the beliefs that students have about math, and reignite the excitement for math in the classroom. Years of high-level educational and brain research has resulted in nine straightforward findings that might challenge the traditional way of thinking in education, but that could also have a tremendous impact in your classroom. Each of the findings has several pages of easy-to-understand information and resources that will help you grow as a teacher.
To help you transform beliefs about math practically in your classroom, they’ve provided this extensive website filled with resources and tools you can use. From lesson plans designed to inspire to lists of educational math games and apps, you are bound to find something you can use right away.
Our favorite part of the site, however, is the tasks. Some are quick tasks, some are longer, but each task includes questions that will get your students engaged in critical, complex, mathematical thinking, sometimes while interacting with a mathematical concept as well. They also include notes for the teacher, and instructions if needed.
When applicable, the tasks are correlated to Mathematical Practices, and you can even use those practices as a search criteria to narrow your results.
You can also search by math topic, grade, or concept (like number sense, pattern recognition, etc.).
Which area of YouCubed makes you the most excited?