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Spark 101

Spark 101 delivers dynamic, real-world STEM content to classrooms. Its mission is to engage students, educators, and organizations; to connect everyday problems that companies face to classroom teaching and learning; and to inspire students to pursue STEM careers. The program leverages short, interactive videos; educator resources; and industry ties focused on graduating all students prepared and inspired to thrive in college and careers.


Dan Meyer's TED Talk:  Math Class Makeover

Dan Meyer teaches high school math outside of Santa Cruz, CA, and explores the intersection of math instruction, multimedia, and inquiry-based learning.  He poses that many math programs rob kids of a skill more important than solving problems - formulating them.  He shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.



Dan Meyer's Three-Act Math Tasks

Dozens of ready-to-use math tasks, mapped to specific CCSS standards.  Each task is based on a real-life problem launched in a 1-minute video and includes guiding questions.




Illustrative Mathematics

This website provides sample tasks that are mapped to specific Common Core standards.  Because these tasks are being written or reviewed by authors of the standards, we can be sure they accurately depict the intent of each standard.  New tasks are being added to this website weekly.




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Eric Knuth
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Skaneateles, NY 13152