Using MAP to Plan Math Enrichment

Students who score 95%+ on MAP are identified as gifted and talented. In order for students to continue to test in the GT range, students could benefit from exposure to above grade level standards. We have compiled those standards (pulled from the MAP Learning Continuum) in the documents below. These are not required but might be helpful when planning and grouping students. The resources below are hopefully some that make it easy to find resources that are easy to address the above grade level math standards for your GT students. Reminder - MAP is ONLY one tool to use for instruction. This should not replace the need for depth, application and higher level problem solving.

Standards Assessed on MOY MAP for Students Who Score 95% or Above

Print and use these documents as a reference when planning, differentiating and looking for resources for students who score in the 95% or above on the MAP assessment. Each document lists the standards that are assessed on MAP for the specific RIT bands within the gifted identification range.

Kindergarten - RIT GOAL 174

Grade 1 Math - RIT GOAL 195

Grade 2 Math - RIT GOAL 208

Grade 3 Math - RIT GOAL 220

Grades 4 and 5 Math RIT GOAL GRADE 4 - 232, RIT GOAL GRADE 5 - 242

Finding Challenging Word Problems has lots of resources for math enrichment. Here are links to open-ended problems organized by grade and standard.

Problem Solving Grades K-2

Problem Solving Grades 3-4

Problem Solving Grades 5-8

Inside Mathematics - The problems are tiered for easy differentiation and flexible grouping. The site contains grade-level formative performance assessment tasks aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.


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Grade Two

Grade Three

Grade Four

Grade Five

Grade Six

Math Worksheet Land is the largest and most comprehensive k-12 math worksheets site aligned directly to the core curriculum.


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Grade Two

Grade Three

Grade Four

Grade Five

Grade Six

Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping up all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case.

Math Maven's Mysteries (printable)

Math Mysteries (online mysteries for students 7-9 years old)

These puzzles are fun activities for children and cover several math topics for each grade (Grades 1-7). Each puzzle link connects to a printable PDF sheet which also has an answer sheet attached.

Yummy Math attends to most topics from 3rd grade to high school. It is less about teaching content and more about giving kids the chance to actually use math in authentic, real world ways. Problems aligned to CC standards, are open ended and easy to print.
Math Live - Learn math with Joe, Anna and Hank! This is a fun site with engaging videos on many math topics. Teacher notes, parent notes, assessments and activity sheets are all included in printable PDF format.
NRich Math is a site out of the UK that takes a bit of digging but has many real world problems and mathematical investigations for students who want to explore math at a deeper level. It is organized by UK levels but aligns to USA grade levels. Problems can be printed. Also, the STEM section integrates math with real life science explorations.

Lower Primary (stage 1) = Grades 1-2

Upper Primary (Stage 2) = Grades 3-5

Secondary (Stages 3-4)=Grades 6-10

Mental Math is Important

Have students take the 30 Second Arithmetic Challenge.

Use this Mental Math Tips sheet to practice mental math.

Mental Math Secrets - Rapidly Calculate Restaurant Tips (Math Trick)

Let Students Play with Math

Muggins Game - Print, add some dice and it's ready to go as a math center for addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division.

Math Puzzles and Brain Teasers - this is an entire book of math logic problems.

Card Logic Puzzles

21 Fun Math Games has easy to print math games.

Math Tricks

Math Puzzles For Kids – 1st to 7th Grades

Any math student would love to learn a few of these fun tricks.

Investigating Dominoes has lots of ideas for students to learn number sense in a fun way.

24 Game Classroom Activities - the GT Department has 24 Games that can be loaned to classrooms.

Depth and Complexity in Mathematics

How do the dimensions of depth and complexity fit into mathematics?

Envision Gifted! Differentiating for Gifted Learners, has a nice page on ways to integrate the depth and complexity framework into math instruction. Facilitate a more sophisticated understanding of a concept, integrate content areas and help students develop a deeper understanding of mathematics. The link below offers more in depth information about the Depth and Complexity Framework.

Do You Have a School Math Team?

Consider having your math students participate in the district math competitions! Math Showcase is an opportunity for elementary and middle school students to showcase their math skills. Four students from each school can be selected to participate in the Math Showcase - an exciting day of math challenges. K-6 and K-8 schools may send two teams - one elementary (grades 4/5) and one middle (grades 6-8). Click on this MATH SHOWCASE INFORMATION link if you would like more information.

Guidelines and Resource Packet - Elementary (subject to change)

Event Dates - Both to be held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch:

Elementary Math Showcase - February 13, 2018

Middle School Math Showcase - February 15, 2018

Consider Teaching Chess

Chess is a great way to provide challenge, problem solving and higher level thinking opportunities to your students. Visit the CHESS RESOURCES NEWSLETTER for more information. Also, email your Gifted Coordinator - the GT Department has instructional materials and chess sets available for borrowing.