Standards & Curriculum

Mindsets Challenges work with a variety of standards & curriculum. This makes it easy for you to bring Mindsets' real-world inquiry based lessons into your classrooms.

Refer to the mapping guides below, and pick a Challenge to start with.


US Standards

US Standard

Common Core Math Standards

Mindsets Challenges are aligned to Common Core Standards for Math. Whether you’re looking for that relatable lesson to work with a single topic or you’re planning to integrate real-world problem solving with your entire curriculum– Mindsets is the perfect solution for deeply engaging your students.

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TEKS Standards

Do you follow the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Standards? If so, we've got you covered! Mindsets Challenges are now mapped to TEKS Standards.

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Next Generation Science Standards

NEW! The Mindsets Library now includes science Challenges that help you bring inquiry-based learning into science. One more thing - each science Challenge has a matching, paired math Challenge, to provide you the flexibility to extend and deepen student engagement across math and science classes!.

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Australia Standards


Victorian Curriculum

Are you an Australian school? Mindsets Challenges are now mapped to the Victorian Curriculum (VIC). Each Challenge brings real-world problem solving, financial mathematics & project-based learning into the classroom.

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Global Standards


International Baccalaureate

Mindsets Challenges are aligned to the International Baccalaureate - it is perfect for deeply engaging students in real-world problem solving through your units of inquiry.

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