George Lucas Educational Foundation
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.
Promoting Productive Struggle in Math
Giving middle school students tough problems in advance of instruction pushes them to work like mathematicians.
Guiding Students to a Healthy Math Identity
Young mathematicians need to see that the keys to success are passion and dedication, not speed and always being right.
Helping Students See How Graphs Work
Guide students to see past what graphs look like and understand what they represent using free online animations.
Non-Math Essentials for Learning Math
Focusing on these five qualities of thriving classrooms can help foster confident young mathematicians.
Bringing Wonder Into Mathematics
Creatively combining the Notice Wonder strategy with a numberless word problem helps students see themselves as mathematicians.
Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class
Math trails help students explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate math concepts and problems in real-world contexts.
Using Stories to Teach Math
Teaching literacy and math at once helps make the most of class time while deepening young students’ understanding in both subjects.
The Great Gingerbread House Project
Keeping fourth graders engaged in math in the run-up to winter break is easier with this sweet project.
Teaching High-Level Math to Young Students
Middle school students worked through problems beyond their grade level when the teacher didn’t tell them it was high school math.
Ditching the Math Textbook
Using music and seeking out math in the real world are two options to pursue when you set aside your textbook.