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 The resources here are divided up into Books/Articles and Web Resources. Use the chart to get a sense of how each resource might best support your work. Any resource that is marked “About Teaching”...

 Here are three rich and rewarding math routines that teachers can incorporate into their daily instruction. They are all adaptable and can be used with any kind of content. See the webbased...

 The NCTM Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics argue that a primary factor in the professional growth of teachers is the opportunity teachers have to “reflect on learning and teaching...

 Using Area Models to Understand Polynomials (lesson) The lesson plan featured in this unit models a progression for using area models, starting with arrays and building all the way up to multiplying...

 Developing Algebraic Reasoning Through Visual Patterns (lesson) At the core of this unit is the fact that algebra is far more interesting than just solving for x. By working through the two lessons...

 Equality (teacher support) Equality is a fundamental concept in algebra. It is noted through use of an equal sign, represents a relationship of equivalence, and can be conceptualized by the idea of...

 Modeling Exponential Growth (teacher support) Now that students have had a chance to explore functions that grow at linear and quadratic rates, they have all the tools to analyze exponential growth...

 Nonlinear Functions (teacher support) In this unit, students are introduced to nonlinear functions. The core problem in this unit helps students see how the graph of a quadratic or polynomial...

 Systems of Equations: Making and Justifying Choices (teacher support) Systems of equations appear frequently on the HSE exam, as well as almost all collegeentrance exams. Our students really...

 Three Views of a Function (teacher support) The problems in this unit introduce students to the three views of a function: a rule, a table, and a graph. At the heart of the unit is the Commission...

 Introducing Functions (lesson) The 5 activities in this lesson build off each other to develop a conceptual introduction to functions. The lesson begins with a conversation about appropriate age...

 Rate of Change/Starting Amount (lesson) Rate of change is a fundamental concept when working with functions. This lesson focuses students on function tables, looking for patterns and making...

 This curriculum map details the skills and understanding that students will develop through their work across the 9 units. The chart allows teachers to see which skills are explored in each unit....

 Overview: Read the full Overview document The overview introduces the core teaching and learning principles that are the researchbased foundation for the work we do at the CUNY Adult Literacy and...

 These online and print materials can be helpful to plan curriculum for science classrooms. Read the full Resources document.

 Making connections between science and math can help students see how math is applied in the world. This is a list of some possible mathematical connections to the Science curriculum map. Read the...

 This lesson picks up on volume and introduces the huge scope of the size of matter. In looking at matter, we could be talking about the size of an atom, a cell, a human, an ocean, the atmosphere, the...

 In this lesson, we focus on what matter is. Matter has a formal science definition as anything that has mass and takes up space (or has volume). This lesson covers matter, mass, and volume in some...

 This first lesson focuses on interaction, which is the most accessible concept for students out of matter, energy, and interactions. It also includes a reading from Richard Feynman, who discusses how...

 Overview: Read the full Overview document This science curriculum consists of the Overview, followed by five main sections: the Curriculum Map; Unit Descriptions; Lesson Plans for three units; Math/...

 The Curriculum Map describes a progression of 23 topics in science that gives HSE students an introduction to physical science and life science. The lessons begin with an introduction to physical...

 Through maps and graphs, students learn about westward expansion, and the role canals and railroads played in expanding the western frontier of the newly independent United States. Canals and...

 The lesson focuses on the governmentforms of government around the worldand the structure of the US government. The lesson begins with a review of the world map. Students identify key countries...

 The lesson focuses on reading strategies for different text types, asking students to consider the different ways that information can be organized and expressed, depending on the author’s purpose,...