George Lucas Educational Foundation


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

  • Project-Based Learning

    Guiding Students to Apply What They Learn

    A state Teacher of the Year used project-based learning to push her students to think critically and apply their learning in math.
  • 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.
  • Game-Based Learning

    Turning Math Into a Game

    Building a sense of play around math problems encourages students to engage and collaborate.
  • Mobile Learning

    Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

    These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
  • Student Engagement

    9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

    Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.
  • The Research Is In

    A Case for Finger Counting

    New research suggests that young children may make gains in math by counting with their fingers.
  • Math

    7 Real-World Math Strategies

    We asked our audience how they’re using the real world to teach math and compiled their most intriguing responses.
  • Teaching Strategies

    What Does a Million Look Like?

    An effort to help third graders visualize large numbers turns into an ambitious project to build a model of a million.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Self-Assessment in Middle School

    Inspired by John Hattie, a middle school math teacher encourages students to articulate and measure their own learning.
  • Literacy

    Reading and Writing in Math Class

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

    The Great Gingerbread House Project

    Keeping fourth graders engaged in math in the run-up to winter break is easier with this sweet project.
  • Student Engagement

    Promoting Productive Struggle in Math

    Giving middle school students tough problems in advance of instruction pushes them to work like mathematicians.
  • Technology Integration

    Effective Technology Use in Math Class

    Ensuring that the technology we bring into math classes fosters active engagement is key.
  • Creativity

    22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

    Look through the door of one classroom and you might see the students hunched over, not engaged, even frowning. Look through the door of another classroom, and you might see a room full of lively students, eager, engaged and participating. What is the second teacher doing that the first one isn't? He or she is using creativity in that classroom.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Recognizing and Alleviating Math Anxiety

    Math anxiety affects almost half of elementary school students. Spot the symptoms and use these strategies to counteract it.