Sample Lessons

Here are a few lessons from our curriculum.  If you are interested in seeing the rest of the curriculum, email us at

Book 1 Habits of Mind: Tinker and Change or Simplify the Problem
Book 1, Lesson 1: Defining New Symbols
Book 3, Lesson 3: Trig and Shapes
Book 9, Lesson 2: Introduction to Logarithms

These lessons, like our whole curriculum, have been designed to be used in the context of our classes at Park.  Read more about how we use these materials.

Note: we’re providing all of these materials under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.


  1. Posted September 10, 2011 at 6:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    I very much like some of the problems in the Habits of Mind booklet and the strategies suggested.

  2. Dina
    Posted January 31, 2016 at 9:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hello, I came upon your resourse through Dan Meyer. I teach Resource Room Algebra 1 and Resource Room Geometry. My students have learning disabilities such as SLD or OHI, students who have poor working memory or attention disorders. I am looking for resources that are engaging, but at their ability level. Do you have these types of resources or know of any? Thank you.

  3. Yasmin Jamal
    Posted September 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love your creativity

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