Resources for High School 9-12

The North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning (NC2ML) brings together math educators to support each other with resources developed from significant research and practical experience for classroom success. Together, we create a network of support; give teachers, leaders, families, and students a voice in the future of math education; and, most important, develop enthusiastic math learners.

Each and every student in North Carolina deserves math instruction that is equitable, engaging, and of the highest quality. Our aim is to help you create classroom experiences that foster confident and diverse mathematical thinkers, empowering them with the skills to effectively strategize and collaborate to solve problems.

When math learning is fun and relevant, students become strong mathematical thinkers with the tools to achieve success. With the right environment, every learner can flourish in and excel through math. To that end, a significant research base shows that small changes can make a big difference in creating high-quality, equitable instruction. A prime example is mathematical discourse, which is proven to address inequities in student participation, develop positive mathematics identities, and elevate mathematics achievement. NC2ML has selected a set of 9 discourse moves that you can use in any instructional scenario — one-on-one, small groups, and whole class — to fully achieve each and every student and help them be successful.

Stay tuned throughout the academic year as we roll out a new Discourse Move every month. These tactics will assist you in fostering student engagement and active participation from every learner. We’ll continue adding to our network of support through social media and blasts, conference presentations, and possibly a podcast.

Teaching and Learning Monthly Kit

A document that describes the move, why it is important, what both teachers and students are doing, and includes an example of the move in action

A set of sentence starters for students

Professional Development Monthly Kit

A set of slides for each discourse move to use with PLCs or in PD

Suggestions for how to use the Teaching and Learning resources in PD settings

Administrative Leadership Monthly Kit

A document for each move that explains the move and why it is important with connections to broader strategies (i.e., portrait of a graduate, NCEES)

General Resources

Download a one-page overview of the Discourse Moves Project Plan.

Download the Discourse Moves Research to Practice Brief.

Download Classroom Posters With Sentence Starters for Students.

Download Classroom Math Talk Bubbles

Discourse Moves released by month

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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DRL – 2100895 awarded to East Carolina University, DRL – 2100903 awarded UNC Greensboro, DRL – 2100833 awarded to Appalachian State University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the principal investigators and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Prior related work was supported by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

How to integrate NC’s revised mathematics standards

A library of resources, by teachers for teachers

What do you need to know about NC DPI’s Math Standards and how should you integrate them to achieve high-quality, equitable math instruction? These are the questions that the NC2ML team — educators, district leaders, and researchers — takes on to ensure that teachers have support. We continue to refine support materials based on teacher feedback. Within this website, you can access these resources to ensure adherence to North Carolina standards while achieving your instructional goals.

Resources for 4th Level Courses

NC Math 4 Instructional Framework
Precalculus Instructional Framework
Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science Instructional Framework

Resources for NC Math 1 - 3

NC Math 1 – 3 Instructional Frameworks

Additional tools to support your instructional goals

In addition to instructional frameworks, we’ve put together a set of tools to address common challenges and areas of opportunity in high-quality math instruction. In the links on the right, find resources designed to help you better understand the NC math standards in a way that  can make all the difference in your instructional planning and creation of classroom experiences.

Professional Learning Modules Research-Practice Briefs Unpacking the NC HS Standards
Focusing on Student Thinking Developing a Vision of HQMI