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.

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

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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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### K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 1)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Remembering are covered in this first post of a six-part series. (Updated 10/2013)

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### Money Lessons: A Guide to Financial-Literacy Resources

The Internet offers teaching tools on economics for any grade level.

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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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