Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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The Missing Link

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Polygons & Angles: Why This Topic Matters

Why do we have to learn this stuff, anyway?
Teachers hear this kind of question every day. The Missing Link offers some practical advice to help teachers answer these questions.

  • First, each lesson itself draws on real-world applications, whether it's developing a pledge plan to raise money for charity (Patterns & Functions) or creating a geometry scavenger hunt (Polygons & Angles).
  • Second, we have assembled online resources, where math teachers and experts from across the country have contributed their own ideas about how to make math more relevant. (See Links & Resources)
  • Finally, each workshop features conversations with the Learner Teachers about a few practical ways that the math concepts being discussed in the program show up in daily life.

Some Everyday Ways to Use Polygons & Angles

  • Creating a paper airplane — kids of all ages
  • Designing a building or a folding chair — architects, engineers, homeowners
  • Hanging wallpaper in a straight line — homeowners
  • Tiling a floor — homeowners
  • Building a wheelchair ramp — contractors
Share your own ideas about how to make this topic more relevant for students. Participate in Teacher-Talk online.


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