This web page provides the individual Problems of the Month (POM) designed to be used as a school wide investigation to promote a problem-solving theme and developed by the Noyce Foundation. Each problem is divided into five levels, Level A through Level E, to allow access and scaffolding for the students into different aspects of the problem and to stretch students to go deeper into mathematical complexity. POM are organized by progression and listed for specific grades for an alternate search route. An overview of this bold initiative is presented by video (12minute, 43 seconds) along with a classroom excerpt (4 minute, 36 seconds). Other text resources: Guidelines, POM Scoring Guidelines and an index of the mathematical concepts addressed by each POM are included in PDF downloads.


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  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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