Welcome to the Math for Love Curriculum page. We have written up some of our favorite lessons for K-5 in the hopes that they will be useful to teachers everywhere. We have lessons charted by grade and common core tag below. Middle school lessons will be coming soon.

The current page represents a kind of first draft, and we want to know what you think. Is the page easy to use? Do the lessons work in your classroom? What could make it better? Please email dan@mathforlove.com to let us know what works, and what we can improve. Otherwise, we hope these games and explorations come in handy! We will be updating them as the year continues.

CC = Counting and Cardinality (Kindergarten only)
OA = Operations and Algebraic Thinking
NBT = Number & Operations in Base Ten
MD = Measurement & Data
G = Geometry
NF = Number & Operations—Fractions (3rd, 4th, and 5th only)


These games are chosen for their simplicity and depth. The rules are easy to learn (and teach), and the connections to rigorous mathematics manifold.

Complex Problems

These lessons are designed to offer problems that resist easy solutions while encouraging perseverance and deeper understanding. Most of them include smaller topics and skills practice embedded into a larger context.

Foundational Activities

These incredibly powerful, flexible activities can be used with a variety of content and contexts.

All materials available through these links are copyright 2014 Math for Love. However, teachers may adapt them to the needs of their classroom, or print up physical copies for themselves as needed. The only thing we ask you not to do is to sell electronic or physical copies of these lessons and games. Enjoy!