Professional Development Committee: Kristin Rosander, Brigit Minden, Holly Rhoads, Linda Gooeller, and Christine Koerner




OCTM Professional Learning Strands



OKMath Framework

With the adoption of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics (OAS-M) in the spring of 2016, it has been the priority of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) to ensure all Oklahoma educators are provided with the opportunity to deeply understand the instructional shifts needed to fully meet the intent of the standards while also supporting educators with a vision and resources that promote implementing the standards with fidelity. 

In the summer of 2016, the OSDE hired three educators for every grade level from Pre-Kindergarten through Algebra 2. These educators have put in an awful lot of hard work analyzing the standards and objectives, providing guidance for learning progressions, unit design, and instructional task selection. For each and every objective in the new OAS-M, the OKMath Framework provides a rephrasing of the objective, referred to as "in a nutshell." This is followed by related Teacher Actions and Student Actions, inspired by NCTM's Effective Teaching Practices and the OAS-M Mathematical Actions and Processes, respectively. Beyond helping teachers understand what students and teachers are doing when learning the standards, each objective also has a list of Key Understandings and Common Misconceptions. 

OAS-Math Implementation Toolkit

 Oklahoma State Department of Education Resources

In addition to the hundreds of sample learning tasks made available through the Distance Learning Guidance for Instruction documents, many resources are being developed and shared by educators across the state. OSDE has created a database designed to help you find and share activities that are engaging for students so that you can focus your attention on taking care of yourself and your family and connecting with students.


Oklahoma Edge:  Find collaboration, resources, and relevant learning opportunities with OSDE’s Oklahoma Edge online learning community. Only a click away!


Resources from NCTM

100 Days of Professional Learning

Free Resources for Teaching Math Online

Free online resources


NCTM is here to support the mathematics education community, not just during challenging times like these but 365 days a year. With so many teachers currently transitioning to online teaching, we offer these free resources to support teachers and their students.

Free Webinars

NCTM will host these free webinars hosted by Mike Flynn on March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Visit the following links to find out more and register. A recording will be freely available after the webinar.

  • Taking Your Online Instruction to the Next Level: Exploring How Effective Instructional Strategies Work in Online Environments
    When: March 26, 2020, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Mike Flynn
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  • Making the Shift to Online Math Instruction: Supporting PreK-16 Educators in Online Pedagogy
    When: March 24, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT | Speaker: Mike Flynn
    Please note: registration is full. A free recording will be posted following the session.
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Problems to Ponder/ Growing Problem Solvers

From Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12

Problems to Ponder are individual problems or groups of problems that are grade-band specific, much like those that appeared in NCTM's legacy journals: the Math by the Month department in Teaching Children Mathematics, the Palette of Problems in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and the Calendar in Mathematics Teacher.

Growing Problem Solvers are rich tasks that can potentially span four points along the PK-12 learning trajectory (elementary, intermediate, junior high, and high school) and can elicit higher-order thinking. Each task is a low-floor/high-ceiling task with multiple entry points, allowing for a variety of solution strategies and reaching many different learners. A teacher page explores the math and potential instructional strategies.

Illuminations Interactives

NCTM's Illuminations provides standards-based resources and materials for PK-grade 12, and the online interactives are free to both members and nonmembers! Explore the Illuminations' Interactives, and check out @NCTMResources on Twitter for our “10 Days of Tech” that highlight ways to use the resources.

View more Illuminations Interactives by Grade Band

Figure This!

NCTM's Figure This! resources can help families enjoy mathematics outside of school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges. Both members and nonmembers can explore 80 different challenges!

More Online Resources from NCTM

  • NCTM is committed to offering standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for each and every student. Explore these resources and services designed for teachers, students, and families.

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    Illuminations Logo

    Illuminations provides standards-based resources and materials that illuminate the vision of NCTM for school mathematics and improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for each and every student. Lessons and activities on Illuminations have been developed in alignment with NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards.

    Calculation Nation Logo

    Calculation Nation® is a free education service that uses the power of the Web to let students play games and challenge opponents from anywhere in the world. At the same time, students are able to challenge themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and practicing fundamental skills. Learn more »

    Figure This Logo

    Figure This! demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for each and every student. Find interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families. Learn more »

    Core Math Tools

    Core Math Tools is a downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, and statistics and probability. The tools are appropriate for use with any high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in terms of content and mathematical practices. Java required. Note: Tools are not optimized for mobile devices.