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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A Five Day Approach to Using Technology and Manipulatives to Explore Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians build an understanding of area and perimeter with their own two hands in a series of interactive geometry lessons. Through the use of different math manipulatives, children investigate the properties of rectangles,...
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Fractals and the Art of Roughness

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Roughness is everywhere, contributing to the incredible complexity of the world around us. This complexity, however, is not without it's own unique sense of order. Join world-renown mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot as he looks at numerous...
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Decimal into Fraction and Percent

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Help mathematicians understand the concept of conversion with a worksheet that allows them to convert decimals into fractions or percents.
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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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Mathematicians are People, Too!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students access the Internet to locate data regarding their assigned mathematician. They organize their notes on a data form, write a report, create a visual and present their facts to their classmates.
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Famous Mathematicians/Database

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students analyze a math database and uncover facts. In this algebra lesson, students investigate the lives of famous mathematicians using facts they find about the different authors. They gain a new perspective for the mathematicians and...
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Medieval Mathematicians and Whimsical Windows

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate their mathematical knowledge of symmetry and reflection using congruent geometric shapes while working as an artist and mathematician looking at a medieval-styled stained glass window.
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Mathematicians of the Month

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders become familiar with the history and times which influenced a featured mathematician each month. Through Internet research, they gather information about a different mathematician each month. Students solve mathematical...
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Mathematicians and Scientists Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students match a fact with a mathematician or scientist using the Internet. They read about a mathematician or scientist that happens to be female or a person of color.
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Mathematicians

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore famous mathematicians. In this mathematician lesson, students investigate for a mathematician who share their birthday and research their accomplishments in math.
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The Mathematician And The Archaeologist

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students decorate clay pots and destroy them in order to learn the techniques of modern-day archaeologists and practice mathematical measurements. This is an exciting lesson suitable for Social Studies, Math, Science, or Art classroom.
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Mathematicians

For Students 5th - 6th
For this math worksheet, students read about a famous mathematician from a given website. Students write a one-paragraph biography about one of the mathematicians.
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Math Bingo

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
It's sometimes the simple games that really grab a learner's attention. With this game-like app, young mathematicians can practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. When they reach new high scores, they collect...
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Angles Template

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young mathematicians learn to see geometry from different angles with this simple printable resource. Providing multiple visual examples of angles, this simple document can be used as an instructional tool, a skills practice exercise, or...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Mathematicus Dramaticus

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The best part about this resource is that you've got four wonderful activities to choose from. Each of the projects can work together or on its own to help learners understand the history of math and how it can be seen every day. In...
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Why Mastery of Math Facts is Important

For Teachers K - 3rd
Discover why young mathematicians should master their math facts and use this strategy to motivate their proficiency.
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Is Math Discovered or Invented?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did mankind invent mathematical concepts, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Discover the beliefs of famous philosophers such as Plato and Euclid with regard to the place of numbers in nature, and take a brief look at...
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Reading and Writing Decimals

For Teachers 5th Standards
Decimals are quite often confusing for young mathematicians. Pupils engage in three activities: writing decimal names, understanding place value, and comparing decimals to thousandths. At the end of the lesson, there is a motivating game...
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Fractions - Equal or Not

For Teachers 4th
A fabulous lesson on fractions awaits your young mathematicians. In it, learners are invited to explore the world of fractions by accessing websites that have educational activities and worksheets embedded in them. Some excellent,...
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Bye, Bye, Bye, Fraction Phobia!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young mathematicians utilize video, the internet, and hands-on learning experiences in order to recognize that fractions aren't as "scary" as they first appear, and that we use them every day in our lives. The hands-on activities in this...
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Can You Measure Up?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a well-designed instructional activity on common standards of measurement for your young mathematicians. In it, learners calculate measurements in standard and non-standard units. They make predictions, record data, and construct...
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Explorations in Estimation

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Experimenting with two different techniques, oung mathematicians estimate how many little things fit into a bigger thing. They watch and discuss a short video, conduct the two estimates, one by weight and one by volume, and record the...
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How Big Can a Bee Be?

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Mathematicians analyze the relationships between surface area and volume. They conduct Internet research, conduct various experiments, record the data in a spreadsheet, and graph the results and compare the rate of increase of surface...
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A Human Number Line: Teacher Notes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Twenty-one pieces of tagboard can lead your class to a greater understanding of integers when you use them to form a human number line. After creating this math tool, two strategies for adding and subtracting will have your...