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National Math Standards

Journey North's Mystery Class project helps bring many of the NCTM National Math Standards to life. Browse this chart by content area and then link directly to information and activities that reflect your teaching goals. As you review the activities, consider how you can adapt them to your unique context and students' abilities.

A. Numbers & Operations
B. Algebra

C. Geometry
D. Measurement
E. Data Analysis & Probability
F. Problem Solving
G. Reasoning & Proof

H. Communication
I. Connections
J. Representation

National Math Standard
Journey North Mystery Class
Activity or Lesson

A. NUMBERS & OPERATIONS

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Kids Calculating Photoperiods

Entire Mystery Class Challenge

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Kids Calculating Photoperiods

Entire Mystery Class Challenge

B. ALGEBRA

Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships. Entire Mystery Class Challenge

Analyze change in various contexts.

Exploring Shadows and Sunlight
Follow the Sun

Entire Mystery Class Challenge

C. GEOMETRY

Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.  Entire Mystery Class Challenge

D. MEASUREMENT

Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.

Exploring Shadows and Sunlight
World Clocks

Entire Mystery Class Challenge

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Exploring Shadows and Sunlight

Entire Mystery Class Challenge

E. DATA ANALYSIS & PROBABILITY
Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data. Entire Mystery Class Challenge

F. PROBLEM SOLVING

Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.

Kids Calculating Photoperiods

Entire Mystery Class Challenge

Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems. Entire Mystery Class Challenge
H. COMMUNICATION 
Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others. .Entire Mystery Class Challenge
I. CONNECTIONS 
Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics. Kids Calculating Photoperiods
J. REPRESENTATION 
Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena. Follow the SunX.  

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