Project M²—Teacher Resources

Electronic Resources – Websites

ERIC – Educational Resource Information Center
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information.

Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development
This website is the home page of the Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development and The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. You can access informative newsletters and articles on developing talent in students as well as the Project M³ and Project M² websites.

Project M³
Mentoring Mathematical Minds: Advanced curriculum units for talented math students in grades 3-5.

National Association for Gifted Children
This website is the homepage for the National Association of Gifted Children. Here you can access parenting information including interesting articles from their parent publication, Parenting for High Potential.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics – Illuminations
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) provides information about mathematics education and professional development to support teachers of mathematics.

Math Enrichment at the University of Cambridge
Offers the choice of problems based on mathematical topics/sub-topics that are tiered both by age level and challenge level.

24 Games
Motivating and innovative, these number games offer a variety of ways for kids to play with numbers while reinforcing skills in mental math, patterning, concentration, problem solving, reasoning…the opportunities are endless! The teacher can set these games up as centers using a problem of the week theme or use them as learning stations differentiated to students’ readiness levels.

Math Forum
Grades 1-4 enrichment. This site also has problems for middle and high school students that may be appropriate for your most advanced students. Young students will need help navigating the site. It is necessary to pay for registration before using the site.


Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades 1-6
Chapin, S. H., O’Connor, C., & Anderson, N. C. (2003). Classroom discussions: Using math talk to help students learn, grades K-6 (3rd ed.). Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions Publications.
This book introduces five discussion strategies used in both Projects M³ and M² that will help to strengthen students’ thinking and learning skills, as well as, their ability to build connections among mathematical ideas.

Engaging Young Students in Mathematics: Standards for Early Childhood Mathematics Education
Clements, D. (2004). Engaging young students in mathematics: Standards for early childhood mathematics education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Information on measurement in Pre-K to Grade 2 Mathematics. Information on concepts that effect how children learn and understand length and area measurement.

The Young Child and Mathematics
Copley, J. V. (2017). The young child and mathematics (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
This book addresses ways to teach mathematics to students Pre-K–Grade 2 through a variety of vignettes, activity ideas, and strategies. It includes lessons on mathematics processes, numbers and operations, patterns, functions, algebra, geometry, spatial sense, data analysis, and probability.

Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Mathematics: A How-To Guide for Developing Student Mathematicians
Gavin, M. K., & Renzulli, J. S. (2018). Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in mathematics: A how-to guide for developing student mathematicians. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
This book applies the teaching and learning strategies of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) to the math classroom. Teachers learn how to create a culture of enjoyment, engagement, and enthusiasm for all students and, in particular gifted students, while developing students who think and act like mathematicians. The book incorporates many practical suggestions, including views from the classroom and sample activities from Projects M² and M³ curriculum units to motivate and challenge students.

Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Gifted and Advanced Learners
Johnsen, S. K., & Sheffield, L. J. (2013). Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with gifted and advanced learners. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
This book describes and demonstrates with examples from the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) what effective differentiated activities look like for top learners. It shares how educators can provide rigor within the CCSS to allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking, reasoning, problem solving, passion and inventiveness in mathematics.

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2000). Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: Author.
This book is the seminal document on developing mathematical knowledge in students in grades Pre-K to 12. The six principles outlined address overarching themes across the curriculum. The 10 standards include both content and process standards and describe a connected body of mathematical understanding and competencies recommended for all students.


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