Math Teacher Resources

Need elementary math resources? Use Lesson Planet to find curriculum covering topics such as counting, shapes (like this shape-dice printable!), addition, subtraction, time (this time concept book is fantastic), measurement, and arithmetic. Try this interactive to help youngsters understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. 

For more advanced classes, find lessons on geometry, fractions, percent, ratios, rates, proportions (here's a great video), area (simple worksheet here), volume, triangles, angles, exponents, negative numbers, statistics and probability, linear equations, graphing, real-world problem solving, polynomials, trigonometry, and matrices. Even find resources for more advanced topics such as series, limits, and derivatives covered in calculus and pre-calculus courses.

Whether you are teaching the basics or advanced topics, Lesson Planet can guide you to resources that will make math come alive for students!

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Exploring Space Through Math: Algebra I

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra I introduces high school mathematicians to fundamental concepts that are used in a wide range of contexts and situations. The eight lessons in this series provide learners with the opportunity to apply their understanding of...
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Exploring Space Through Math: Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians use their knowledge of geometry and precalculus to study the movement of the robotic arm on the International Space Station (ISS) and the flight pattern of NASA’s C-9 jet. In addition, they use spherical coordinates...
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Geometry Unit 4: Triangle Congruence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Geometry Unit 4: Triangle Congruence unit module contains five lessons—each with a video, teacher reference, practice packets, solutions, and corrective assignments. To begin, scholars review the types of triangles, then investigate...
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Geometry Unit 6: Similar Figures

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Similar figures are the topic of Geometry Unit 6. Each of the four resources in the unit module contains a video, teacher reference, practice packets, solutions, and corrective assignments. In the first lesson, pupils learn the...
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Geometry Unit 10: Surface Area and Volume

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Geometry Unit 10 contains six resources that cover surface area and volume. Scholars first watch a video explaining the basic terminology of three-dimensional figures, such as prisms, lateral edges, bases, and faces. They then learn how...
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Geometry Unit 9: Area of Polygons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Six lessons make up the Geometry Unit 9: Area of Polygons unit module. Pupils review the formulas for finding the area of parallelograms and triangles. They apply previous learning of trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to...
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Eratosthenes: Geographer and Mathematician

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Mathematicians can be famous, too! Introduce your class to Eratosthenes with a reading passage. After they complete the passage, learners respond to five questions, some of which require opinions and others reading comprehension skills.
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The Elliptical Pool Table: A Mathematician's Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Never play pool against a mathematician! An entertaining and informative video demonstrate the real-world application of ellipses and the angle of incidence with an elliptical pool table.
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Historical Mathematicians Project

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students, in small groups, use the Internet and other traditional sources to research historically significant mathematicians, write a paper, and creatively present research in class.
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Countdown Challenge: Ancient Mathematicians

For Students 7th - 8th
In this ancient mathematicians activity, students examine patterns and determine symbols for the numbers one through fifteen in Hindu-Arabic, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Roman cultures. This one-page activity contains approximately 45...
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Help Young Mathematicians Write Their Way to Math Success

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Clear and concise writing should be an integral part of learning mathematics.
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Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 
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Mathematicians Research Projects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students research a famous mathematician and create a presentation of their research. In this famous mathematician research lesson, students decide on a famous mathematician that they would like to learn more about. They conduct research...
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Happy Birthday Mathematicians and Me

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students choose a mathematician or scientist born on the same day as the student and research them. They create a cube or tetrahedron and place required information on the sides (such as birth year, death yr., greatest contribution to...
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When You Enter This Classroom... Door Decoration

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Welcome your math or other class with a visually pleasing poster. The message, written with a variety of lovely fonts, is split up over four pages. While one page starts with mathematicians, that particular page could easily be removed...
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Unlocking the Secrets of Math: Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Mathematician

For Teachers 6th
Help your students remember math tricks and rules. Review working with positive and negative numbers, decimals, and the order of operations in this engaging presentation.
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History of Math Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners honor mathematicians who have contributed important discoveries throughout history by researching and creating a report about a famous mathematician and their contributions to the history of mathematics. Pairs of learners create...
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Elementary Geometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your class may believe that geometry is a trial, but they don't know how right they are. A thorough math lesson combines the laws of logic with the laws of geometry. As high schoolers review the work of historical mathematicians and the...
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The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
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Mayan Math

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the Maya's as mathematicians. In this Mayan math lessons, 5th graders work with the ancient Mayan numbering system by comparing it to the American Number System. They tell the differences and similarities...
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Circumscribed Polygon

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Trigonometry teachers often go off on a tangent, and here's a instructional activity that proves it! First, young mathematicians use a formula with tangent to prove a formula correct for area. Then, they draw conclusions about the area...
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Squeebles Fractions

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
We are not exactly sure what a Squeeble is, but apparently they love cake and fractions, and your little bakers-turned-mathematicians will also. This app focuses on the basics of fractions including modeling fractions, equivalent...
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Squeebles Times Tables 2

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
The Squeebles are back, and this time they are ready to help young mathematicians gain fluency in their multiplication skills. This app allows for practice and testing through a number of fun, and at times, challenging, educational games. 
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Many Ways to Do Addition

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
A great aspect of teaching math is that children have the freedom to solve problems using a variety of different strategies. The focus of this lesson is for young mathematicians to become aware of many ways of answering addition...