George Lucas Educational Foundation

# Math

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.
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### Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

### Mathematical Habits of Mind

In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.

### 4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

### 14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.

### How to Teach Kids About Factoring a Polynomial

Jose Vilson challenges the frequently taught method for factoring polynomials with an example that demonstrates why he's such a highly regarded middle school math teacher.

## DiscussExpand

### "Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

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### What Toys Are Great for Helping Kids with STEM?

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### Middle School Students Taking Pride in STEM Innovations

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### What Toys Are Great for Helping Kids with STEM?

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### 10 Apps for Math Fluency

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### "Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

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### 5-Minute Film Festival: Hooray for Pi Day

Do you celebrate Pi Day? Pi is an essential mathematical symbol, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Coincidentally, pie, a delicious dessert usually made with a pastry crust and fruit filling, shares the same...

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### Learning With Robots: Content Mastery and Social Skills

When introducing younger students to robots, the high-engagement nature of these tools can add a social-emotional layer to the more obvious learning goals.

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### Reinventing the Science Fair With Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Editor to engage his students in designing and demonstrating math and science problems through game design.

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### Common Core in Action: Manipulating Shapes in the Elementary Math Classroom

An iPad app helps first and second graders create and identify geometric shapes while developing higher-order thinking skills required by the Common Core math standards.

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### Rubik to the Rescue: The Rubik’s Cube Engages Students in East Harlem

A fascinating 3D puzzle from the '70s breathes life into an inner city high school as kids turn algorithms into a competitive sport.

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### Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role

Want to improve collaboration between math and science teachers at your school? Here are four recommendations for administrators.

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### How to Teach Kids About Factoring a Polynomial

Jose Vilson challenges the frequently taught method for factoring polynomials with an example that demonstrates why he's such a highly regarded middle school math teacher.

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## Pages

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### Math, PBL and 21st Century Learning for All Students

Independent researcher and evaluator Jason Ravitz presents evidence from a West Virginia study showing that PBL can indeed support 21st century learning skills among math students.

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### Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

At the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, Georgia, students know exactly how they are smart.

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### Applying Math Skills to a Real-World Problem

Students in Eeva Reeder's geometry class design schools for 2050.

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### How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math

Students fire off ideas for using digital tools to teach scientific and mathematical concepts.

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### 6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math

Help students better understand math by presenting multiple examples, encouraging collaboration on alternative solutions, and framing the class with a clear agenda and effective summary.

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### Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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### How to Write Your Own Math Rap

The Rappin' Mathematician presents a step-by-step guide to creating an academic rhyme.

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