5 Valuable Math Classroom Resources for High School Students
5 Valuable Math Classroom Resources for High School Students
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

Students who excel in math need supplemental units of instruction that are challenging and engaging enough for them. The following resources include great ideas for additional lessons and activities for advanced learners in the high school math classroom.

  • Differentiating Instruction in Algebra 1: Ready-to-Use Activities for All Students (Grades 7–10)is just the resource math teachers need to provide exciting and challenging algebra activities for all students! Each unit includes big ideas, essential questions, the standards addressed within that section, pretests, learning targets, varied activities, and answer keys. 

  • Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Geometry (Grades 9–12) features attractive reproducible menus and rubrics that make incorporating choice into the classroom stress-free for both teachers and their students. Topics addressed include coordinate and transformational geometry, logical arguments and constructions, congruence, similarity, trigonometry, two- and three-dimensional figures, probability, and proofs. 

  • Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Algebra I/II (Grades 9–12) offers high school math teachers everything needed to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Topics addressed include numbers, algebra basics, exponents, graphs, functions, polynomials, and various equations typically included in the algebra I/II curriculum.

  • Perfect 800: Advanced Strategies for Top Students - SAT Math (3rd ed.) gives advanced students the tools needed to master the SAT math test. By emphasizing critical thinking and analytic skills over memorization and trial and error, this book ensures optimal usage of time and maximizes the pace of progress as students prepare for the all-important test. 

  • Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom (Grades 6–10) explains how to keep inquiry at the heart of mathematics teaching and helps teachers build students' abilities to be true mathematicians. The authors impart strategies that assist teachers in planning standards-based lessons, encouraging wonder and curiosity, providing a safe environment where failure occurs, and giving students opportunities for revision and reflection.