Global Math Stories

Supporting teachers in making global connections


Bangladesh | Chalanbeel — The Floating School
Bangladesh | Chittagong — Cemetery for Ships
Bangladesh | Sundarbans — The Honey Harvest
China | Mutianyu — The Great Wall
China | Xinjiang — A Prominent Province
India | Ghaziabad — Sun Society Picnic
India | Kolkata — Why Not Try a Chai?
Indonesia | Adonara — Traditions in Ivory
Indonesia | Adonara — Common Threads
Japan — Planting a Painting
Kazakhstan — The Vanishing Sea
Maldives — Small Wonders
Nepal — Cooking with Class
Pakistan — Fierce Face-off
Philippines | Pasig — Jollibee: A Taste to Remember
Philippines | Sulu Sea —  A Life at Sea
Russia — Crater Full of Diamonds
Saudi Arabia — Kites of the Desert
Sri Lanka — A Different Kind of Fishing Pole
Thailand — Bubble Battles
United Arab Emirates — World’s Tallest Building


Canary Islands — The Shepherd’s Leap
Finland — Reindeer Racing
France — The Eiffel Tower
Iceland — Around the Golden Circle
Italy | Florence — Ciao, Carousel
Italy | Venice — The Floating City?
Norway — Friends or Froze?
Spain | Pamplona — Running of the Bulls
Spain | Segovia — El Acueducto de Segovia
Switzerland — A Chocolate Chronology
United Kingdom | Scotland — Highland Games


Central America

and Caribbean

Belize — Braving the Cave
Cuba — Cuba’s Classic Cars
Costa Rica | Ostional — A Turtle’s Pace
Costa Rica | Poás Volcano National Park — Viewing a Volcano
Costa Rica | Ujarrás — Mysterious Ruins
El Salvador | Joya de Cerén — Pompeii of the Americas
Guatemala | Chicabal — A Legendary Lagoon
Guatemala | Chichicastenango — Market Day
Guatemala | Retalhuleu — Having a Ball
Guatemala | Santa Avelina — Gardens of Goodness
Haiti — A CAP-tivating Adventure in Cap-Haïtien
Mexico | Chichén Itzá — The Wonder of Chichén Itzá
Mexico | Cholula — The Mountain Made by Hand
Mexico | Teotihuacan — Exploring Teotihuacan
Mexico | Xochimilco — The Floating Gardens
Turks and Caicos — Island Adventure


Papua New Guinea — The High Life
Australia | Queensland — The Great Barrier Reef
Australia | Western Australia — No Bunnies Allowed

North America

Canada | Ontario — What Is Curling?
Canada | Québec — A Traditional Dish or a Dang Mess?
Canada | Québec — Please Pass the Syrup
United States | Alabama — What Is a Mudlark?
United States | Alaska — The Greatest Race on Earth
United States | California — California’s Coastal Forests
United States | Colorado — Colorado Cornucopia
United States | Florida — Peacock Proliferation
United States | Massachusetts — A Sweet Story
United States | Michigan — Kwezage’win: Two-Sided Dice Game
United States | Montana — The Bitterroot (Sp̓eƛ̓m)
United States | Montana — Sticking to Tradition
United States | New York — The Greatest Grid
United States | North Carolina — The Art of Erosion
United States | North Carolina — Jump Start
United States | Ohio — Fields of Flight
United States | South Carolina — The Other Denmark
United States | Texas — How to Grow a Garden

South America

Argentina | Buenos Aires — Mates Drinking Mate
Argentina | Nordelta — World’s Largest Rodent
Chile — Mummies on Mars
Colombia | Amazon Rainforest — Amazon Adventures
Colombia | Cartagena — Las Palenqueras
Colombia | Manizales — The Coffee of Colombia
Colombia | Muzo — The Emerald Enterprise
Colombia | Tuchín — A Tip of the Hat
Colombia | Turmequé — What Is Tejo?
Ecuador — The Teddiecoon
Galápagos Islands — Call of the Kiosks
Peru | Machu Picchu  — Math and Mystery of the Inca
Peru | Pampas — A Fleece-y Species
Venezuela — Cable Car in the Clouds

Select a Collection

Many stories come with supplementary resources for teachers to use to engage students and encourage deep thinking. Browse through these collections to find what will work in your classroom.


Learning Activities

Find high-demand tasks that will support student-centered learning by meaningfully engaging your students in math content.


Social Justice Questions

Weave social justice themes into your math lessons. From climate change to gender equity, topics encourage critical thinking.



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