April 1st – April 30th

In April, we join educators all over the world in celebrating how much math enriches our lives and our communities. The importance of math education stretches far beyond academic success and the earlier we teach students essential math skills, the more they’ll be prepared to thrive in every aspect of their lives.


(Religions/Judeo-Christian; Science Fiction; Mathematics SEL: Grieving; Father/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [12+]

Donald in Mathmagic Land

Short Subject

(Mathematics; World/Greece; Music) [7+; 27 minutes]

Exponents, Scientific Notation, and Numeral Systems

Snippet Lesson Plan

From Powers of Ten or Cosmic Voyage (Math and Science & Technology) [12+: middle and high school levels; Film Clip: 9 minutes; Lesson: not applicable – clips and supplemental materials designed to supplement teachers’ existing lesson plans.]

Hidden Figures

(U.S. 1940 – 1991, Diversity, and Virginia; Mathematics; Science-Technology; Cinema; SEL: Courage; Human Rights; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]

Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs

(Biography; Science-Technology; World/England & Enlightenment; Mathematics; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Talent) [8-13]

Stand and Deliver

(U.S./1941 – 1996, Diversity & California; Mathematics; ELA; SEL: Male Role Model; Self-esteem; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Citizenship) [12+; Literary devices analyzed: character, symbols, subplot, foils, and irony]

Where Science Fails and Art Prevails: Turbulent Flow

Math; Science/Physics; Visual Arts, Snippet is 4 minutes, 38 seconds; the lesson should take no more than 20 minutes.  [14 – 18]