Brian Marks is presently a math coach, specialist and coordinator in Newton, Massachusetts. He taught math for ten years before his present role. He is the co-creator of YummyMath.com, a resource that provides teachers with engaging real world math problems. His own childhood math education consisted of boring, meaningless skill and drill work. He is interested in how we can increase student engagement, critical thinking and discourse in the math classroom.
Leslie Lewis is a retired mathematics teacher who is the webmaster for this site. She is the other co-creator of YummyMath.com. 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: https://www.ldlewis.com/. contact Leslie
We've created YummyMath 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. You can read what our users have said here.
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.