STEM Resources

Find math and STEM activities, games, lesson ideas, printables and more from MIND Research Institute and similar organizations. Most of these resources can be adapted to any grade level in elementary and middle school.

Activity: Math & Art in Tiling

Lesson ideas (aligned to standards) to engage students in math through the art of tiling.
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Activity: What is Ulam’s Number Spiral?

Explore Ulam's Number Spiral and share the thrill of mathematical discovery with your students.
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Activity: Pi Day Recipe

Families can bake and learn together with these great pie activities and questions for any grade level.
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The Big List of STEM Board Games

Find the perfect board game(s) to engage kids in science, technology, engineering, math, and more.
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App: BigSeed

A free app featuring language-free problem solving. The goal is to unfold the colored "seed" tiles ...
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Printable: Game Design Kit (Students)

Learn how to design a math game with this guide!
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Printable: Game Design Kit (Teachers)

Everything you need to implement a game design course in your classroom.
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App: KickBox

An addictive multistep thinking game. Position lasers and mirrors to get the penguin across. 
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Printable: Achi Game

A unique twist on Tic-Tac-Toe, play this game from ancient Africa. Great for family game nights and classrooms.
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Printable: Dara Game

A math and strategy game from ancient Africa. Great for family game nights and classrooms.
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Activity: Paco Monster (Grades 3-6)

A spooky math activity for Halloween, adjustable for grades 3 through 6.
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Math Activities

Early learning math activities for family engagement events or take-home.
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Infographic: STEM Education

Stats and figures on the state of STEM education in the USA.
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