Making Math Relevant and Engaging
MathFinder’s video-enabled site explorations and soon-to-be-released mobile app inspire learners by showing them that math is everywhere. The app and videos give educators a unique set of tools to help students engage with mathematical concepts outside of the classroom environment, demystifying math and encouraging lifelong learning.
Why MathFinder Works
MathFinder makes math visible by tying it to the environment that is all around us.
MathFinder makes math relevant by defining it to include patterns, geometry, and scale.
MathFinder engages and inspires learners by encouraging them to ask their own questions.
MathFinder is a collaboration between the non-profit talkSTEM and Southern Methodist University, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Our partner sites for Math Walks include some of the Dallas area’s leading arts, learning, and cultural institutions.learn more
Math Brought to Life Through Video
Our video content highlights place-based informal lessons that can be used by students and educators anywhere, as well as videos created specifically for use on Math Walks at our partner sites in Dallas.
What’s My Question (Introduction)
What’s My Question (Introduction)? Varied locations
What’s My Question – Geometric Shapes & Transformations
What’s My Question? Exploring Geometric Shapes & Transformations at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
What’s My Question – Math Patterns
What’s My Question? Exploring Mathematical Patterns at the Dallas Zoo
What’s My Question – Estimation, Quantity, and Scale
What’s My Question? Exploring Estimation, Quantity, and Scale at St. Philip’s School and Community Center
Recipe Ratios: Which recipe uses more chiles?
The Incredible Edible Garden at the Dallas Arboretum
What Does it Mean to “Circumnavigate”?
Amelia Earhart Exhibit at the Frontiers of Flight Museum
Putting Learners in Control
Next on our roadmap is the launch of the MathFinder app, which will gamify the process of completing Math Walks. The app will also empower learners to use augmented reality to create their own MathFinder challenges to be solved by others.Learn more
MathFinder in the News
Learning Site Partners
By partnering with MathFinder, a wide range of prestigious and diverse arts, learning, and cultural institutions are extending their missions and reaching new audiences. MathFinder helps these organizations use their sites in innovative and unexpected ways, allowing them to add valuable and engaging STEM-focused learning experiences with minimal investment of staff, financial, or facility resources.