Sample Math Resources
Using problems that put mathematical concepts in real-world contexts, lessons are designed to engage students, deepen their understanding, and develop disciplined thinking that they can use for other classes.
Students are supported with a scaffolded approach to learning and a range of resources that includes partnerships with Desmos and Khan Academy®, while teachers are supported with embedded assessments, differentiating instruction, teacher wraps, standards correlations, suggested practice activities, and access to digital tools and professional development
Grade 6 Sample Activity: Understanding Ratios (Teacher Edition)
Using real-world language—problems based on cats, dogs, and pet toys—students learn about ratios and then practice representing ratios with models, fractions, and decimals.
Grade 7 Sample Activity: Understanding Ratios and Proportion (Teacher Edition)
Using problems based on financial transactions and sports statistics, students learn to compute and compare ratios.
Grade 8 Sample Activity: Identifying and Representing Patterns (Teacher Edition)
Using algebraic expressions of visual patterns, students are introduced to ideas that they will need to work with linear equations.
Algebra 1 Sample Activity: Linear Models (Teacher Edition)
Using data drawn from real-world examples—starting with a stack of boxes—students learn to graph direct variation then identify the constant of variation.
Geometry Sample Activity: Congruence Transformations and Triangle Congruence (Teacher Edition)
Using the example of trusses that support a roof, students explore congruence, investigate triangle congruence criteria, and write proofs for each triangle congruence criterion.
Algebra 2 Sample Activity: Writing Quadratic Equations (Teacher Edition)
Using parabolas drawn on graphs, students explore the relationship between the equation of a parabola and a quadratic function.
Precalculus Sample Activity: The Law of Sines (Teacher Edition)
Using the scenario of a plane lost over the Pacific, students employ the law of sines, discovering connections between math and aviation.
Desmos Classroom Activities
In these activities, available on SpringBoard Digital through our partnership with Desmos, students work in pairs or small groups— completing digital experiences that help them learn algebra, geometry, and advanced mathematics through modeling and use of multiple representations–all aligned with the SpringBoard math unit.