George Lucas Educational Foundation

Alessandra King

Middle School Math Coordinator

Alessandra King explores mathematics with her students at the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland. An astrophysicist by training, she has taught physics and mathematics at the middle and high school levels on three continents—in Milano (Italy), Manila (Philippines), and the greater Washington area (USA). Alessandra is a member of the editorial panel for the NCTM journal Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS) and has published articles and blogs in various professional journals, such as MTMS, AMLE Magazine, JAIMS, The Australian Mathematics Teacher, and Mathematics in School. She greatly enjoyed collaborating with TED Ed on a couple of TED Ed lessons on the history of numerical systems and on banned numbers.

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Posts

  • Integrated Studies

    The Math All Around Us

    A middle school math teacher on how to make real-world math connections during field trips and interdisciplinary projects.
  • Literacy

    Reading and Writing in Math Class

    Creating a magazine gives students a chance to learn about real-world applications of math.
  • Student Engagement

    Let’s Get Playful With Math

    A list of dates and resources teachers can use as the inspiration for math-related games and fun activities throughout the year.
  • Field Trips

    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.
  • Game-Based Learning

    Building a Sense of Community—With Math

    MathMobs are friendly competitions that tap into students’ motivation to play to engage them in math.
  • STEM

    Sparking Curiosity About STEM

    A monthly after-school activity guides students to have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math.