K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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CareerStart lessons: Grade eight
This collection of lessons aligns the eighth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade seven
This collection of lessons aligns the seventh grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
Food for thought: Elementary lessons on nutrition and healthy living
Teaching children about the importance of a healthy diet and plenty of exercise creates a basis for a healthy lifestyle. These lesson plans for grades K-5 provide fun activities to get them started on this path.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Map skills and higher-order thinking
This series of articles looks at map skills as a kind of visual literacy, considering what maps are, how they're made, and the higher-order thinking skills students need to move from simply decoding maps to fully comprehending them.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Problem centered math
Why students must build their own understanding of mathematics if they are to be able to use it in the real world, and how teachers can guide them in doing so.
Format: series (multiple pages)
Projections
In Map skills and higher-order thinking, page 7
Now let's take a closer look at the process of drawing a map. If you're drawing a map of a classroom, you can assume the floor is flat like a piece of paper. (If not, the district is going to need to up its facilities budget.) That makes mapping it straightforward;...
Format: article/best practice
By David Walbert.
Projections and propaganda
In Map skills and higher-order thinking, page 9
Interestingly, until the mid-twentieth century, publishers of maps and textbooks resisted using new projections (many of which were, by then, quite old). Why? Maybe because they wanted to stick with what was familiar to people -- or maybe because Mercator...
Format: article/best practice
By David Walbert.
Quick Draw
In Problem centered math, page 2.3
An engaging math activity that helps students develop and talk about spatial reasoning.
Format: activity
By Grayson Wheatley.

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NCDigIns
Aligned North Carolina 2003 Mathematics Standard Course of Study and the Common core Standards, the NCDigIns formative assessment diagnostic tool can help students become proficient in math. A team of North Carolina... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
On-Math - Online Journal of School Mathematics
These peer-reviewed short articles are published for all grade level educators. The articles are not just textual in nature, but include multimedia interactives as well as audio and video clips. The purpose is to be immersed in the subject at hand. Full... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Student Explorations in Mathematics (formerly known as Student Math Notes)
Published five times a year, Student Math Notes is “intended as a resource for grades 5-10 students, teachers, and teacher educators. Each issue develops a single mathematical theme or concept in such a way that fifth grade students can understand... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Wolfram MathWorld
This site from the makers of Mathematica provides clear and readable mathematical resources for students and educators. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Wolfram Research