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Rigor Relevance

Addressing the Challenges of Implementing Rigor in the Classroom


New educational standards have made the call for a different kind of rigor in math. With this shift, teachers are struggling in finding a scalable method to deliver rigorous content.

These printable slides touch on the challenges teachers face when implementing rigor in the classroom, and offer solutions that enable all students to be creative problem solvers.

This classroom resource provides an analysis of rigor and offers strategies for educators to implement in their classrooms.


Topics covered:

  • Two main challenges educators face in implementing rigorous math instruction
  • A Rigor Relevance matrix that addresses content and implementation
  • Example of ST Math animated puzzle challenges facilitating rigorous problem solving
  • Sample puzzles for teachers to take into classrooms