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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Who Am I?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore study different mathematicians. In this mathematician lesson, students research twelve mathematicians. Students question one another to guess who their mathematician is. Students create a timeline of big events in math.
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Countdown Challenge: Ancient Mathematicians

For Students 7th - 8th
In this ancient mathematicians worksheet, students examine patterns and determine symbols for the numbers one through fifteen in Hindu-Arabic, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Roman cultures. This one-page worksheet contains approximately 45...
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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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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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For Teachers 5th - 7th
Some early contributors to the world of mathematics are presented in this PowerPoint. A total of nine men, such as Pythagoras and Galileo, are shown in the slides which contain their lifespan, their contributions to the world of...
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Prime Numbers and Prime Factorization

For Students 7th - 10th
Clarify prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization with this instructional activity. After looking over definitions, working through prime numbers, and making composite numbers, learners are introduced to prime...
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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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Old Faithful Geyser

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Such a creative way to teach and engage young mathematicians in learning about ratios! Mathematical calculations can be made, and a time frame can be calculated for the next eruption of Old Faithful (within 10 minutes) based on the...
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Are You Pulling My Trig?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build on students' knowledge about triangles with this introductory lesson on trigonometric ratios. After first exploring key terms in a scavenger hunt activity, students solve a series of guided and independent practice problems dealing...
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King of Math: Full Game

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
All hail the king! Young mathematicians put their skills to the test as they strive to become the king of math.
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Candy Machine

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Using the concept of a candy vending machine, young mathematicians explore the sugar ratios found in different types of candy. Using the provided information, class members calculate and compare different ratios in order to find the...
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Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Riddle?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Math enthusiasts and riddle gurus are sure to love a mind-bending puzzle involving a king, a scale, and a counterfeit coin. Middle and high schoolers work through a video that describes a mathematician's challenge to find a false coin in...
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How the Königsberg Bridge Problem Changed Mathematics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
There is one bridge too many. A video presents the history of the Konigsberg Bridge problem. To solve the problem, Euler invented a new branch of mathematics—and graph theory was born. Using this new branch of mathematics, mathematicians...
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Quadrilateral Or Not?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Teach young mathematicians which shapes are classified as quadrilaterals and which aren't. A fun card game engages learners of all levels as they match shapes to the teacher's requests.
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Too Much? Not Enough? Adjusting Recipes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Fractions and mixed numbers are the focus of a instructional activity that challenges scholars to examine cooking recipes. Following a discussion of favorite foods, mathematicians work in small groups to adjust recipes based on how many...
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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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For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils explore how math and science are used in various careers. They research individuals who have contributed to the specified career field. Students examine mathematicians and scientists who have made contributions in their career.
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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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Writing Task 6.NS.5

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Use the miserably cold temperatures of Anchorage, Alaska as a tool for assessing young mathematicians' understanding of integers with this exit card. Including a graph of the record low temperatures for this US city, young mathematicians...
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Exit Ticket 6.EE.2

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Monitor the algebraic thinking of young mathematicians with this short exit card exercise. Providing written descriptions of three different numerical relationships, young mathematicians must create algebraic expressions representative...
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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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Multiplying Fractions

For Teachers 3rd
Young mathematicians use pieces of paper that they have folded into fraction strips in order to visually see how fractions with different numerators and denominators can still be equivalent to each other. This is one of the more...
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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...