Math Menus at NCTM Annual 2017

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 05th, 2017

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At Math Solutions, we’ve long been advocates of math menus in the classroom. This year at NCTM, we’re celebrating our love for math menus in our Riverwalk Cafe, in Booth 1125. In case you won’t be making it to NCTM this week, here’s a sneak peek at some of our Math Menu activities we will be hosting. To see a full schedule of session topics and times click here. If you will be at NCTM, please stop by our booth, we can’t wait to meet you and share our activities!


This game helps students to build place value understanding by considering how the value of a digit changes depending on its position. Click here for the full activity sheet.

In this exploration, students practice counting by exploring concepts related to area measurement. Click here for the full activity sheet.

This game supports students’ practice of place value, computation, and estimation. It’s ideal for helping students build facility in number sense. Click here for the menu!

Students build understanding of part-whole relationships and fraction equivalency while playing a game using pattern blocks. Click here for the full menu.

This problem-solving experience challenges students to think about fractional parts in two different ways. Click here to see the activity.

This game is ideal for introducing students to the order of operations. Click here to see the activity!

This game builds students’ number sense and estimation skills to support accuracy when computing with decimals. Click here to see the activity.

Students apply algebraic thinking skills and solving equations to a fun and challenging problem. Click here to see the activity!

In this probability investigation. students use data collection to determine it a game is fair. Click here to see the activity!

Through this investigation, students develop new ways of searching for, finding, and expressing the rules for patterns, both geometrically and numerically. It should demonstrate that many forms of a function rule can be correct and equivalent, helping students develop algebraic thinking and problem solving skills.

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This investigation uses a game-like puzzle to get students to reason logically and algebraically. Click here to see the activity.

Students use functional thinking to explore a series of painted cubes. Click here to see the activity.


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