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#CelebratewithDE – Valentine’s Day

#CelebratewithDE – Valentine’s Day

Looking for something sweet to do with your classes on Valentine’s Day? Start with our Content Collection featuring curated resources from our curriculum team to engage students, and then try some of our special activities to help them celebrate. Discovery Education Valentine’s Day Content Collection Discovery Education Streaming Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Content Collection

NBA Players Show Students Why Math Matters on the Court

Judging by the excitement and cheers in the John Hayden Johnson Middle School auditorium on Friday, you wouldn’t have guessed the students had gathered there to do math problems. But it’s not every day that your middle school is graced by the presence of NBA legends, players, and executives. Students at the Washington D.C. school

NBA + Discovery Education = A Math Slam Dunk

There’s a lot more to mathematics education than memorizing formulas and equations. Discovery Education wants to show students that math is at work all around us — that includes all the action on the court. We have teamed up with the NBA to create new, basketball-focused problems for Math Techbook, Discovery Education’s digital textbook series. These

Can Math Save Us From the Zombie Apocalypse?

Math has never been more terrifying! This Halloween, Discovery Education Math Techbook equips students with the skills to dodge the zombie apocalypse. Let’s hope students never have to put this real-world problem to the test…   Zombie Luau Grade 6: 2.2 Solve Problems with GCF and LCM At the Zombie Luau, you’ll need to find

A Math Nightmare on Elm Street

In this horror short, a defenseless high school student is tormented by an evil foe. Can she solve the seemingly impossible math equation? Or will this math nightmare be her ultimate demise? A Discovery Education Production Written and Directed by Maria Truitt Since the beginning of time, math has been a frightening subject. But Discovery Education is

3 Webinars this Spring Could Supercharge Your Math Instruction

Our math webinar series from May-June is brimming with expertise on how to get instruction back on track. Register here >> Being the Director of Mathematics at Discovery Education has its perks. Sure, it’s nice meeting the stars of the Puppy Bowl and receiving free Deadliest Catch bumper stickers, but my favorite perk is interacting

Teaching Math through Art

On a Sunday afternoon when my family finally had a free moment, my wife took us to the Woodson Art Museum to view the Walter Wick exhibition. Walter Wick is the photographic illustrator of the I SPY series, and the author/illustrator of the Can You See What I See? series.  This exhibit inspired me to think about

A Broken Calculator Led This Future Actuary to a Career in Education

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Mark Schommer, D.C. Everest Area School District, Wisconsin Mark Schommer was planning to be an actuary, until a broken calculator changed his life. Schommer was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. It was the day of his Calculus 2 final, and he was hurrying across

Community STEM Blog

Welcome to a new DE weekly blog for STEM activities. As educators, we all crave those extra activities that inspire our students and ourselves. Community STEM is just that project. This project was born out of a conversation at Albuquerque’s DENapalooza and continued to grow through many late night texts between North Carolina (Dacia Jones) and

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