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Starting out with a new topic for a class or any group of students can be daunting. The activities on each of these howtosmile topics pages have been curated using an educational or colloquial framework to help guide your teaching strategy. The frameworks include national standards, big idea lists, popular media content, and concept maps. Now kick off a new topic with the confidence of having a complete set of hands-on activities to use with your students. These topic collections also present a great pathway for self-discovery for families interested in science and math. Dig in now and try something you’ve never done before using howtosmile.


Explore activities from the collection aligned to the new Math Common Core standards.

Through a joint project with the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), and funded by the National Science Foundation, now offers users an easy way to discover high-quality activities aligned to the new Math Common Core standards. The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare children for college and the workforce. More info can be found at the Common Core State Standards Initiative webpage. To get started simply click a Math Common Core standard below to generate a dynamic list of aligned resources.