Teacher Resources

Performing Mathematics

Gadanidis, G & Hughes, J. (2008). Performing Mathematics: A Guide for Teachers & Students (pdf)

Shirley Dalrymple talks about a project where students demonstrate their knowledge by writing math fairy tales and other math stories.


Teachers chat about preparing for the Festival

  • videos on how to make it happen

More interviews with teachers

  • coming soon
  • by Moira Richard

On the Nature of Students' Digital Mathematical Performances

  • a report by Ricardo Scucuglia ... get the pdf

Using math performance in the classroom

Poems & songs

Learn How to Write and Perform a Math Poem.

Learn about Adding Music to Your Poems.

  • videos on how to make it happen
  • mp3 music files you can download and use in your performances

Add Music

Math interviews

Learn How to Interview a Math Concept.

Solutions to interesting problems

Learn How to Perform a Math Problem.

Comment exécuter un problème mathématique (traduction par Renée Michaud, Coordonnatrice et consultante des mathématiques Consortium provincial francophone pour le perfectionnement professionnel, Alberta)


Write a math skit and perform it. For example, see Positive about Negatives.

Other ideas?

  • a math ad
  • a math mystery
  • a math drawing
  • a math painting
  • a math story
  • a math-around-us photo album
  • a math dance
  • a math animation
  • a math game
  • a math circus
  • a math sculpture
  • see more samples at our performances webpage

Or, surprise us!


2007-8 MathFest posters

View and print the posters (pdf)

English version

French version

Inuktitut version


The Math Performance Festival is funded by the Imperial Oil Foundation, the Fields Institute, Research Western, the Faculty of Education at UWO, and the Canadian Mathematical Society. A project by George Gadanidis (UWO), Marcelo Borba (UNESP, Brazil), Susan Gerofsky (UBC), and Rick Jardine (UWO).