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Discovery Education’s library of vetted, high-quality content contains a wide variety of resources to support teaching and learning in the Math Classroom. Whether you are teaching about patterns and sequences, single variable calculus, probability, proofs, time, place value, fractions, and so much more – Discovery Education’s resources provide engaging alternatives to consider when designing learning experiences.
Discovery Education’s curriculum experts have curated these resources into channels to provide quick and easy access to support planning engaging learning experiences. Many of our channels organize the content into grade-bands to ensure the content is appropriate for your students.
Visual Classroom: The Language of Science and Math: Learn the Language of Science and Math with this series of popular programs from Visual Classroom. This series provides a simple and straightforward approach helping elementary school students to learn science and math concepts, as well as the related vocabulary. Designed to be easy to use, each subject is organized in short, clear, and engaging chapters, to build understanding of the concepts. This channel is also available in Spanish.
Problem Solving Strategies: Examine a problem and select a strategy to solve it. There are lots of problem-solving strategies--from drawing a picture to creating a chart--and the best strategy to use depends on the problem. Simple problems can be solved using estimation or lists; more complex problems may involve solving multiple simpler problems or plotting points on a coordinate plane. Study problem-solving strategies to equip yourself to take the best approach to all kinds of mathematical problems.
Math in Context: Investigate the contexts in which math is used. From sports, to medicine, to music—math is all around you in your everyday life. You might add numbers to determine a score or divide numbers to calculate your share of a restaurant bill. You might need math to measure ingredients for a recipe, to figure the odds of winning a contest, or to build a birdhouse.
Math Connections: Consider connections between mathematics and real-world problems, and between the different areas of mathematics itself. The concepts, skills, and problem-solving approaches you learn in math are applicable to everyday real-world problems and activities. They are also central to many exciting hobbies and careers! Although we divide the study of math into discrete categories such as the number system, data analysis, and geometry, in truth these areas connect and even overlap. What are some of those connections and how might you leverage them to develop even greater mathematical understanding?
Pi Day: Prepare for a mathematics party on March 14, also known as Pi Day! Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant, Pi. It is celebrated on March 14, or in month-date format, 3/14, since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of Pi. First recognized in 1988, the annual celebration includes eating pies, throwing pies, and discussing the significance of the number Pi in mathematical research and its everyday applications.
Mathematical Communication: Convey your mathematical ideas with mathematical communication. Communication is an essential part of mathematics. It is a way of sharing ideas, clarifying understanding, and strengthening your mathematical thinking. Learn about symbols, data displays, mathematical vocabulary, and more.
Strategies & Activities
Discovery Education’s SOS Instructional Strategies are research-based strategies for integrating digital curriculum resources in meaningful, effective, and practical ways. Get started with our Top 10 SOS Strategies for Mathematical Thinking (Canadian Subscribers).
Discovery Education contains over 1,000 grab-and-go activities – including many Studio Boards for quick implementation in your classroom. Learn more about Studio and explore boards made for the Math Classroom.