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National Math Standards

Journey North's Tulip 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 Tulip Activity or Lesson

A. NUMBERS & OPERATIONS

Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another. Seasons and Cycles: Place and Time in Spring
Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. Mapping Fall Tulip Garden Data
Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates. Spring Fever: Tulips, Temperatures, and the Arrival of Spring
Tulips and Temperatures Underground
Seasons and Cycles: Place and Time in Spring

D. MEASUREMENT

Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement. Tulips as Tools to Gauge Spring's Arrival
Understanding Microclimates: A Matter of Degrees
Setting Up a Temperature Recorder in the Garden
Spring Fever: Tulips, Temperatures, and the Arrival of Spring
Tulips and Temperatures Underground
Celery Microclimate Experiment
Sun Power: Graphing the Effects of the Sun's Heat
Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements. Tulips as Tools to Gauge Spring's Arrival
Understanding Microclimates: A Matter of Degrees
Spring Fever: Tulips, Temperatures, and the Arrival of Spring
Celery Microclimate Experiment
E. DATA ANALYSIS & PROBABILITY
Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them. Tulips and Temperatures Underground
Celery Microclimate Experiment
Sun Power: Graphing the Effects of the Sun's Heat
Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data. Tulips as Tools to Gauge Spring's Arrival
Snow Blankets the Earth: Learning from Snow Day Activities
Sun Power: Graphing the Effects of the Sun's Heat
The Days They Are A' Changing: Learning to Be Observers
Emergence Early or Late? What's the Range, Median & Mean?
Hobos in the Garden: Reading Temperature Graphs
Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data. Emergence Early or Late? What's the Range, Median & Mean?

F. PROBLEM SOLVING

Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts. Snow Blankets the Earth: Learning from Snow Day Activities
Spring's Journey North? Mapping the Green Wave of Spring
Sun Power: Graphing the Effects of the Sun's Heat
J. REPRESENTATION 
Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas. Sun Power: Graphing the Effects of the Sun's Heat
The Days They Are A' Changing: Learning to Be Observers
Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.  Spring's Journey North? Mapping the Green Wave of Spring


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