Math Teaching Resources
Math shapes everything around us — the objects and utilities we use, the way we solve problems in our daily lives, even the shape and scope of our world. The myth that someone is “bad” at math is just that — a myth. New or unfamiliar concepts may be difficult to comprehend, but everyone uses some degree of math already. However, giving this confidence and insight to math-phobic students can be a challenge.
There is potential to be unlocked inside every student, no matter how much they struggle with math. Thankfully, you’ve already taken a huge step towards that goal by becoming a math educator. The next step is continuing that momentum by learning new and proven ways to reach even the most stubborn math student, showing them a path of order through what may appear to them as chaotic numbers and functions.
Each student’s grade level or age affects the way they learn and the methods that resonate best with their learning experience. That means you need the right tools to educate and properly communicate student-level methods for their future success.
A recent Stanford University study published in the journal Education Sciences showed a direct increase in student math scores after their educators completed an online course in math’s usefulness. In other words, when a teacher believes in math, their students believe in it too.
Education may center around the math itself, but ultimately it is an educator’s understanding, appreciation, and development that truly drive the lesson home for their students. Beyond the functions of numbers and concepts, there is a rich, ever-evolving world built on the foundations of math, and you are the key to bringing students into it.
Featured Resources for Teaching Math
Problem-based Teaching Strategies for Math
Static math-as-a-function is one of the fastest ways to lose students’ engagement. Find out how to tap into the uses and applications they already know; teaching them how to turn a lesson into a thoughtful consideration and a useful tool for their lives.
- Project Based Learning: A Hands On Approach To Teaching
- Teaching Algebra Using Project-Based Learning
- Is Math a Good Fit for Project-Based Learning?
Elementary Math Teaching Strategies
This is where it all begins — a lifelong love of math, problem-solving, and the feeling of success that comes with understanding a lesson. Help shape the youngest minds in the education system with elementary math teaching guidance and tools that really work.
- 5 Problem-Solving Activities for Elementary Classrooms
- 7 Cooperative Math Games Teachers and Students Will Love
- 5 Ways to Help Elementary Students with Math
- 5 Elementary Math Lessons That Get Students Engaged
- 5 Ways to Make Learning Math More Fun
- Important Math Skills in Early Childhood
Middle School Math Teaching Strategies
Your students have a lot going on in their personal growth — mentally, emotionally, and physically at this age. Math may be the furthest thing from their young minds, which means it’s up to you to bring it back to the forefront in an engaging, memorable way. Find what you need to remind them that math is applicable to — and, in many cases, an integral part of — the things that interest them.
- Math Awareness: The Importance of Inquisitiveness and Student Struggle
- Engaging with Numbers: 3 Challenging 7th Grade Math Projects
- Information That Should be in an 8th Grade Math Chart
- Cooperative Learning for Middle School Math Class
High School Math Teaching Strategies
High school students have social, cultural, and post-graduation planning pressures. Here are some of the best ways to stay connected with students, even when math may be the last thing on their minds. These are the lessons that will shape them for college, career, and beyond — so getting help making inroads is more crucial than ever.
- Building Math Skills in High School Students
- Examples of Business Math Lesson Plans for High Schoolers
- 5 Tips to Help Get Students Engaged in High School Math
- Algebra: 3 High School Math Lesson Plans
- Tips in Teaching a Hands-On Math Curriculum
Math Help and Professional Development for Teachers
Who teaches the teacher? Keeping your skills sharp is a necessity in the classroom; students will be watching and modeling on your own mastery of math. That said, it’s hard to keep focused on your own math-specific goals with dozens of young minds depending on you, so we want to help close the gap. Here are some quick mathematical tricks and resources to learn more math knowledge that will keep your skills sharp.
- 3 Helpful Online Math Dictionaries
- 3 Tips for Running an Elementary School Math Workshop
- 4 Math Books for Teachers Who Need to Brush up on Their Skills
- 7 Everyday Online Math Resources for Teachers
- 5 Basic Math Teaching Strategies for Any Grade Level
- 10 Ways to Do Fast Math: Tricks and Tips for Doing Math in Your Head
- Math and Science Education Master’s Degrees
- Printable Math Worksheets