ModernMath is a system of support for college math faculty.
With instructional and assessment resources, live training events, and opportunities to connect with like-minded colleagues, we strive to provide the aid needed to modernize college math programs and courses.
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ModernMath is a system of support for college math faculty. With instructional and assessment resources, live training events, and opportunities to connect with like-minded colleagues, we strive to provide the aid needed to modernize college math programs and courses.

ModernMath was previously yourSTEM. The change reflects our focus on mathematics and on using modern approaches to teaching and learning in the math classroom. As you explore the materials found in ModernMath, you may see references to yourSTEM. They are one and the same. yourSTEM materials were created before the transition to ModernMath but are still the high-quality product you have come to expect from Almy Education.

To learn more about ModernMath and its resources, contact Almy Education.

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    Check out Graphs in the World! I love working with data from scratch. Especially when I can get my students’ hands on it.

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    I’m happy to see activities being posted! I love using a flipped class. But it’s sometimes hard to find good activities.

Curriculum

Dr. Maria Andersen has her entire Contemporary Algebra Collection (CAC) on ModernMath. With this revolutionary curriculum, you can guide learning while students assess themselves on objectives. Guided notes, videos, powerpoint slides, and problem sets are available for 20 algebra topics. As a bonus, view videos of Maria teaching her own online algebra class. Are you using the text “Math Lit” from Kathleen Almy and Heather Foes? Training and support for navigating all of the features are found as a training course on ModernMath.

Assessments

Active teaching requires active assessment. From problem sets to a full course on Assessment for Math Learning, ModernMath has resources for robust assessment of student learning. View trainings on how to conduct oral exams, write a Desmos activity that can assess students’ learning, and utilize questioning strategies to probe students’ thinking. Use non-Googleable problem sets to assess students or to engage them in active learning. Integrating assessment into your instruction is possible with ModernMath. 

Courses and Training

Learn from the experts and get your questions answered with live online training sessions. Can’t make the training time? Training videos are recorded for later viewing and include learning guides and links to relevant resources. Individual content-focused trainings and multi-session courses are designed to support your planning, instructional, and assessment needs. Available courses include “Corequisite Solutions,” “Teaching Data Analysis,” “Secret Technology Club,” “Become a Desmos Master,” “Assessment for Math,” and more.

Ready-made Activities

Sometimes you need a relevant activity you can quickly pull out and implement in your courses. Modern Math has ready-made activities, both online and on paper that cover a variety of math topics and can be used for multiple purposes. Desmos activities, Kahoot quizzes, beginning algebra activities based on non-Googleable problems, and Graphs in the World are available on paper or as links. Found under “Resources” these ready-made activities are organized by type, course, and topic.

Community Support

Connect in real time with like-minded colleagues through informal ‘best practices’ discussions. Scheduled throughout the academic year, you are encouraged to bring your own beverage, relax, share, and brainstorm solutions to challenging topics like cheating and student absences during these online, not recorded, BYOB&BP events. Use the asynchronous written discussion boards to introduce yourself and get your questions answered. And, of course, connect with consultants from Almy Education.

Thinking with Algebra

Engaging mathematics curriculum emphasizing mathematical thinking and discussion 

Patrick JMT

Short problem-solving demonstration videos for a variety of math topics, organized by topic

Desmos Escape Rooms

Escape Room activities in Desmos with a variety of topics and themes created by Jay Chow

Three Act Tasks by Dan Meyer

Math lessons that use stories and conflict to engage students in learning – organized by standard

Mathematics Assessment Project

How to use Classroom Challenges and formative assessment to engage students and promote learning 

Graphs in the World

Graphs in the World Facebook page with updated graphs and questions

Effective Mathematics Teaching

One-page guide summarizing key points from publication “Principles to Actions” by NCTM

Engagement and Motivation Resources

Working document of publications and resources to promote student engagement and motivation

Authentic & Alternative Assessments

Webinar on assessment for introductory stats by Kathy Almy and Kelly Spoon from 2021 AMATYC

Mathispower4u

Tutorial videos by James Sousa organized by course and topic

Module[S2]

Mathematics curriculum for developing both content knowledge and knowledge of teaching.

Pat Reily

YouTube channel solving practical math problems by Pat Reily

Anyone can be a Math Person

YouTube channel of instructional videos by Jessica Bernards and Wendy Fresh

Maria Andersen Playlist

YouTube channel by Maria Andersen with CAC instructional videos and more

Kahoot

Create multiple choice quizzes for quick problem solving and classroom competitions

Online graphing calculator, ready-made activities, and more. See training course “Become a Desmos Master” with Bob Lochel for more information on using Desmos.

EdPuzzle

Add questions to any video to increase student engagement and assess student learning

Nearpod

Create interactive lessons with videos, games, activities, and more on a single platform

Peardeck

Transform your Google Slides by adding interactive questions for assessment.

Jamboard

Have students post their ideas to a prompt with this online bulletin board by Google

Padlet

Graphical organizer for displaying large projects and ideas

PhET Simulations

Interactive science and math simulations for a variety of content and grade levels

Create your own video screencasts with this easy-to-use and free website. See blog “Screencasting for Educators” by Arlene Vinion Dubiel for more information.

Program for students and teachers with ready-made assessments and resources. See training on “Using Delta Math” by Jessie Rezba for more information.