What is Math Explorer?
Math Explorer is a collection of creative, hands-on mathematics games and activities, designed to engage young people in standards-based mathematics learning and to support academic enrichment. The program invites middle school youth to develop, review, and practice important math skills while they engage in compelling projects, games, puzzles, art activities, and experiments. The program is designed to be easy to use by facilitators with any level of mathematical knowledge. It was created by the San Francisco Exploratorium, a nationally recognized leader in inquiry-based, hands-on education.
Math Explorer for grades 6–8 invites children to fly planes and launch rockets, play games, learn card tricks, and make cool stuff to take home. The program reinforces a variety of math skills, from problem-solving and graphing to working with fractions and ratios. Without the students realizing it, their math attitudes and aptitudes begin to change.