George Lucas Educational Foundation

Forrest Hinton

High School Math Instructor

Forrest Hinton is a math instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a STEM-focused public boarding school for high school juniors and seniors in Durham, North Carolina. He teaches a wide range of core and elective math courses in his department and for programs like Summer Accelerator and ENC STEM. He also serves as the coordinator of the Teaching Contemporary Mathematics Conference. In his work, he inspires students to critically examine and improve systems by using analytical tools from mathematics and statistics. He is strongly committed to making the study of advanced mathematics more accessible to students who have traditionally been underrepresented in the field.


  • Student Engagement

    Tapping Into the News to Teach Math

    A high school teacher leverages current events to show students how they can use math to inform their decisions about real-world problems.