Engaging Mathematical Tasks

Mathematics Tasks to Engage Students



Illustrative Mathematics 

Illustrative Mathematics is committed to creating a world where learners know, use,   and   enjoy mathematics. Find tasks for every standard including student page,   teacher notes   and sample student responses. 

Three-Act Math Tasks

Dan Meyer’s collection of tasks 
 Grades 6-12

Three-Act Lessons

Graham Fletcher’s collection of tasks 


Robert Kaplinski's collection of his favorite tasks

 Open Middle

Challenging Math Problems worth solving. Grades K-12

When Math Happens

A collection of activites for Algebra 1 and Geometry

Open-Up Resources

A free problem-based core program for Kindergarten through Algebra 2 mathematics.

Achieve the Core Mathematics Tasks

Tasks that illustrate the focus, coherence and rigor of the CCSS for grades K through   high school.

NRICH enriching mathematic

NRICH is a team of qualified teachers who are also practitioners in RICH mathematical   thinking. This unique blend means that NRICH is ideally placed to offer advice and   support to both learners and teachers of mathematics.

Estimation 180

Building Number Sense one day at a time!

New Visions Math Curriculum

Free curricular materials that are aligned to the New York State Common Core   Learning Standards for Mathematics in Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2.

Phillips Exeter Math Problem Sets

Tasks for high school courses organized using Integrated Pathway. 

Inside Mathematics

A professional resource for teachers, coaches, and administrators passionate about   improving students’ mathematics learning and performance. Tools for understanding   Mathematical Practices including performance assessments, problems of the month   and classroom videos. This work grew out of the Noyce Foundation Silicon Valley   Mathematics Initiative.

Mathematics Assessment Project

The project set out to design and develop well-engineered tools for formative and   summative assessment that expose students’ mathematical knowledge and   reasoning, helping teachers guide them towards improvement and monitor progress.   The tools are relevant to any curriculum that seeks to deepen students' understanding   of mathematical concepts and develop their ability to apply that knowledge to non-   routine problems.

 Math Design Collaborative

The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) brings to mathematics teaching and   learning high-quality instructional tools and professional support services.
The curricular and instructional resources on EngageNY have been created by New York teachers to support student learning of the Common Core State Standards. Some lessons in the modules provide detailed instructions or recommendations, but it is important to note that the lessons are not scripts. 
A library of more than 700 engaging and challenging mathematics problems, arranged for easy access by topic, with numerous suggestions for using them with students. The problems range from simple visual problems that require no specific mathematical background, to problems that use the content of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry, up into the foothills of calculus.


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