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Rich Math Tasks

  • are accessible and extendable.

  • allow learners to make decisions.

  • involve learners in testing, proving, explaining, reflecting and interpreting.

  • promote discussion and communications.

  • encourage originality and invention.

  • encourage 'what if' and 'what if not' questions.

  • are enjoyable and contain the opportunity for surprise!

The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) brings to mathematics teaching and learning high-quality instructional tools and professional support services. The Mathematics Assessessment Project provided pre-release materials and is used in the work SREB is doing in Arkansas.


Visit these related sites:

Mathematics Assessment Project

SREB Math Design Collaborative

EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative of the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 



Inside Mathematics provides a resource for educators around the world who struggle to provide the best mathematics instruction they can for their students. This initiative grew out of the Noyce Foundation’s Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative. SVMI is based on high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, examining student work, and improved math instruction. The initiative includes a formative and summative performance assessment system, pedagogical content coaching, and leadership training and networks.

Check out the performance assessment tasks for grades 2 through high school! You will also find problems of the month, tools for educators, more common core resources, and videos.



Illustrative Mathematics started in 2011 as an initiative of the Institute for Mathematics & Education funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has operated since 2013 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We publish free content at


Also available from this group:

Tuesday Task Talks

Virtual Lecture Series

Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn’t like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction via his blog, web posts,  CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and He is currently studying math education at Stanford University, speaking internationally, and working with textbook publishers, helping them move from education’s print past to its digital future. He was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future and an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Check out these additional resources:

TEDxNYED Talk Math Class Needs a Makeover

Dan's Blog

Video: Dan on Real-World Math

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