Tuition & Costs
NJ EXCEL Program Schedule NJ EXCEL cohorts typically begin in January and July and meet one evening per week (3 hour sessions), one or two Saturdays per month, and some weekdays during the summer (5 hour sessions). The total number of required program hours varies according to each NJ EXCEL model. NJ EXCEL Tuition & Fees
ALL STRANDS - Open-Ended Math Problems
Open-Ended Math Problems This site is for the specific purpose of preparing Middle School students for OPEN-ENDED problem solving on standardized tests. We have divided each month into the five strands from the Philadelphia math standards:Number Theory Measurement Geometry Patterns, Algebra, and Functions Data, Statistics, and Probability There are three levels of difficulty for each standard. We have written and chosen problems from different sources that lend themselves to more than one way of solving.

Math Sites for Kids
A+ Math This site has plenty of activities and games to help beginning to intermediate math students improve their skills. Flash cards, concentration games, more. AAA Math Designed for grades K-8, this comprehensive math resource contains hundreds of pages of basic math skills and randomly-created interactive practice activities.
GO Math! K-5 Guidance Documents
These documents provide guidance for implementing GO Math! K-5 in ways that best align to college and career ready standards. Each document includes general guidance for teachers to support implementation of the program across all grades along with lightweight grade-level specific guidance, both across the year and for individual chapters. When supplementary resources are suggested, links are provided to free lessons or materials.

Problem Solving - Potent Math Problems
. . . are problems that have the potential to deepen understanding of significant mathematics through multiple answers approaches to an answer interpretations extensions perspectives on a mathematical idea layers of complexity algorithms Problems with multiple solutions and/or multiple approaches are often called open-ended problems, although many other problems also go by that name. Open and open-ended problems are frequently used in Japanese classrooms to achieve deep understanding of mathematical concepts. In American classrooms, they can be used effectively with teaching methods like the SPOSA model. Although we are developing a database of potent problems, we don't pretend that by themselves the problems will lead to deep understanding. The teacher counts.

Teacher Portal - Sumdog's free maths games
Sumdog > Sumdog's features > Games Sumdog's maths games are all free to play, whether you're at home or in school. (Why are they free?).
Counting, Maths, Key Stage 1 - Interactive Whiteboard Resources
Underwater CountingTablet friendly Can you find the treasure? You need to count the underwater creatures. This game has two levels: Count to 5 and Count to 10. Tablet friendly. Gingerbread Man GameTablet friendly

Probelm Solving - SPOSA
The SPOSA model of teaching Larry Copes This is problem-based teaching in the sense that the mathematical ideas grow out of work on the problem, rather than proceeding work on the problem. Set the context. This step is often unnecessary.
GeoGebra
Mathematics and Multimedia GeoGebra Step-by-Step Tutorial Series GeoGebra is a free dynamic mathematics software that can be used to connect algebra, geometry, calculus and other mathematics. It is available in major operating systems particularly Windows, Mac and Linux.
The Three Acts Of A Mathematical Story
2016 Aug 6. Here is video of this task structure implemented with elementary students. 2013 May 14.
Writing in Mathematics
Featured Topic: Writing in Math Class Teachers incorporate writing in math class to help students reflect on their learning, deepen their understanding of important concepts by explaining and providing examples of those concepts, and make important connections to real-life applications of the math they are learning. Teachers use the writing assignments to assess student understanding of important concepts, student proficiency in explaining and using those concepts and each student's attitude toward learning mathematics. Writing in mathematics is a win-win for both teacher and student. Although it may be difficult to introduce this practice, it is well worth the effort. Look for simple ways to incorporate short writings throughout daily lessons and longer writings over the course of weeks or math units.

Creative Math Problem Solving
Please enable JavaScript to view this page content properly. Joy of Mathematical Problem Solving This website is a resource for anyone who wants to enjoy creative math problem solving.
Foldables & Study Guides
Lose a foldable? All foldables & study guides that we have made in class are available below. If you need help filling in the blanks, please see the completed foldable or study guide in the classroom. Remember, many of these files were copied back-to-back, so a two-page file is the front and back of the foldable. 6th Grade Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers (PDF 11 KB)Four-door foldable for operations with fractions.