Classroom Challenges are lessons that support teachers in formative assessment. Some lessons are focused on developing math concepts, others on solving non-routine problems; a great resource to teach your students how to think about math.

Visible Thinking routines can provide students with a structure and scaffold to support making connections, using knowledge effectively, and communicating ideas during problem solving.

Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.

If students are to develop the skills and habits described in the Standards for Mathematical Practice, they must engage in rich problem-solving experiences that require them to use those skills and habits.

With the rise of new trends such as a flipped classroom and whole brain teaching, there is an emphasis on getting students more actively involved in learning in the classroom. And whether or not you choose to fully embrace either of these methods, we can all agree that we want students participating as much as possible.