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 Greening 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 the Greening of Spring Understanding Microclimates: A Matter of Degrees Setting Up a Temperature Recorder in the Garden Spring Fever: Tulips, Temperatures, and the Greening 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 the Greening of Spring Understanding Microclimates: A Matter of Degrees Spring Fever: Tulips, Temperatures, and the Greening 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 the Greening of Spring 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