George Lucas Educational Foundation
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.
Self-Assessment in Middle School
Inspired by John Hattie, a middle school math teacher encourages students to articulate and measure their own learning.
When the Social Brain Misfires
Sometimes our powerful urge to belong can hurt us. We look at how stereotypes undermine learning.
5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math
Teachers who coach teams in a mathematical modeling challenge share ideas for helping students develop more confidence.
The Flexibility of Computational Thinking
Three middle school projects—in English, math, and history—use computational thinking skills to address social justice topics.
7 Real-World Math Strategies
We asked our audience how they’re using the real world to teach math and compiled their most intriguing responses.
Encouraging Persistence in Math
Weekly open-ended math tasks can pique students’ interest, leading them to take risks and develop a growth mindset.
Recognizing and Alleviating Math Anxiety
Math anxiety affects almost half of elementary school students. Spot the symptoms and use these strategies to counteract it.
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.