# A more effective (+ fun!) way to learn math

Simple coding exercises that engage learners with their own mathematical thinking

## The benefits of teaching math through code

### Increased engagement

Learners love playing with the coding exercises, raising the overall energy levels in the room.

### Real-time feedback

Real-time feedback is motivating for students to see their math creations on the screen.

### Complex ideas just click

Visual, interactive exercises make concepts feel intuitive — so even the most complex ideas just click.

## Challenge: Try this exercise for yourself ⚡

## How other teachers are sparking engagement with these modules

### Icebreakers

At the beginning of class to get students hooked and curious on the lesson.

### Check your Understanding

During class to take a pulse on level of understanding, and to spark discussion.

### Exit Ticket

A wrap up tool to show application of the concepts learned in class.

## The future of math education.

Before we had computers there were very few good points of contact between what is most fundamental and engaging in mathematics and anything firmly planted in everyday life.

Now that our world is shaped by computing…

a math culture can flourish.

## An approach to math that creates results

Fragile math proficiencies continue to be the root cause of disengagement and attrition in STEM. This is because the core predictors of success in STEM - **spatial reasoning** and the ability to **abstract from physicality** - are woefully underrepresented in today’s learning materials.

- Students who practiced math through coding in several studies had higher geometry performance, and an enhanced conceptualization of geometric concepts at a younger age. (Clements, D. et al, 1992).

Everyone emerges from the experience with a much better sense of what is meant by 45 degrees or 10 degrees or 360 degrees than the majority of high school students ever acquire. Thus, they are prepared for all the many formal topics~geometry, trigonometry, drafting, and so on--in which the concept of angle plays a central part.

Seymour Papert, Mindstorms

## Meet the team behind this approach

**Pulkit Agarwal**

CEO @ Strive, Stanford GSB, and Ex-Data Scientist at Palantir

## Math learning, future-proofed.

We understand your math curriculum is set for the coming year (and your schedule is looking mighty packed!). What if you didn’t have to spend the beginning of each lesson gaining buy-in? searching for a hook that resonates with your students?

Throughout year X curriculum, we’ve designed icebreakers that authentically engage students with the concepts that matter most. Students are engaged and developing skills for their future, leaving you to focus on the math with a group of motivated participants.

**Tamir Shkalz**

CTO @ Strive, 3x Startup Founder

**Pujun Bhatnagar**

Curriculum Advisor @ Strive and ex-Machine Learning Engineer at Facebook. Attended Harvard, Stanford & MIT