George Lucas Educational Foundation

Math

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in mathematics.

  • 5 Tips for Getting Started With PBL in Math Classes

    Pointers for middle and high school math teachers who have concerns about incorporating project-based learning in their classes.
    Suzie Boss
  • Maintaining Students’ Motivation for Learning as the Year Goes On

    Neuroscience can suggest ways to keep students working toward their learning goals after their initial excitement wears off.
  • Improving Math Curriculum for English Language Learners

    Leverage the expertise of educators from different disciplines to create a more effective math curriculum for English language learners.
  • 60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
  • Learning Math by Seeing It as a Story

    An English teacher co-teaching trigonometry asked students to explain an equation to a child and to turn discrete problems into a story.
  • How a Literacy-First Program Revived a School

    A Title I school in the Bronx is dramatically improving student outcomes—one book at a time.
  • The Playful Approach to Math

    Math doesn’t have to be serious. One teacher believes play is the key to math comprehension for all ages.
  • 9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

    Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.
    Alfred Posamentier
  • Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

    These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
  • Encouraging Students’ Independence in Math

    Including emotion regulation activities in math lessons can help elementary students learn the content more effectively.
  • Using Rubik’s Cubes to Teach Math

    A high school math teacher designed hands-on learning experiences and fostered deep engagement with Rubik’s Cubes.
  • Is It Time to Detrack Math?

    Districts are moving to end the practice of tracking as research suggests that it may deepen educational inequities—with little benefit for students’ academic performance.
  • A Case for Finger Counting

    New research suggests that young children may make gains in math by counting with their fingers.
  • A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety

    Letting students discuss a test with peers before they take it can reduce anxiety—and it creates an opportunity to ask deeper questions.
  • Building a Schoolwide Culture of Consistency

    A principal has turned a school in the Bronx around by asking teachers to promote literacy every day—in every subject area.