Brian Marks is an instructional math coach in Newton, Massachusetts. He collaborates with and provides professional development for teachers. Recently he has done a good deal of work with the Common Core State Standards around both the content standards and the standards of mathematical practice for his school district. He enjoys creating timely and relevant math investigations for his students, his school district, and teachers that believe that math happens daily. He hopes these contributions will help bring current events and increased student motivation to your classrooms. contact Brian
Leslie Lewis is a semi-retired mathematics teacher who is the web designer for this site. She helps create the investigations. Her special interest is in using art to help make mathematics beautiful, visual, and engaging for students. She too has mathematical creations that she hopes will help you motivate and interest students. You can find her other work by visiting: http://www.ldlewis.com/. contact Leslie
We’ve created Yummy Math to provide teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. It is our belief that when math is explored in contexts that are familiar and of interest to students, students will be more engaged to do math, reason, think critically, question and communicate. Our activities are written to correspond with the NCTM Process Standards and the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice. We are in the process of adding CCSS correlation to each of our activities. We’ve kept the site updated with multiple activities per week since March 2010 at no charge to teachers. If you have used our material, please consider making a donation to help us continue bringing meaningful mathematics to you and your students. Thank you.