15 Essential Strategies in Teaching Math


We all want our kids to succeed in math. In most districts, standardized tests are the way understanding is measured, yet nobody wants to teach to the test. Over-reliance on test prep materials and “drill and kill” worksheets steals instructional time while also harming learning and motivation. But sound instruction and good test scores aren’t mutually exclusive. Being intentional and using creative approaches to your instruction can get students excited about math.

The Infinite Hotel Paradox


The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it's completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves these heady lodging issues using Hilbert's paradox.

What’s Going On in This Graph?


Grades 7–12+ students in math, science, English, and social studies answer the following questions about timely graphs in which they can see themselves:

What do you notice?
What do you wonder?
What’s the story this graph is telling? Write a catchy headline that captures the main idea.

Schedule for most weeks during the school year:

Danielle Feinberg: The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life


Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science and code. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real. This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Science & Wonder."