Teaching Math Concepts with E-Learning

E-Learning Challenge #71: Challenge | Recap

This week’s challenge is all about teaching math online.

While many of you probably specialize more on the corporate side of e-learning, there’s a lot of creative things going on with K-12 and higher education that can help all of us build better courses.

Not only is this a great opportunity to expand your e-learning portfolios, it’s also a great excuse to freshen up on your math skills.

After all, what better way to sharpen your e-learning saw than by designing learning interactions for a different industry. Below are a few examples and resources to get you going:

Teaching Math with LEGOs

If you’re for an analog approach, consider using LEGOs and a Sharpie to create your interactive worksheets.

Teaching Math with LEGOs

Tackling Fractions with LEGO

Math Interactives

Great collection of visual learning activities from Learn Alberta. If you missed the e-learning games challenge, you’ll want to check out this site for inspiration.

Math Interactives

Exploring Fractions


Use your phone’s camera to capture a math expression and then watch the solution steps broken down into a series of step graphics.

PhotoMath App

PhotoMath App


GeoGebra offers free and interactive teaching materials for math. You’ll also find lots of creative uses for using sliders.



Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to design a short lesson to teach one or more math concepts.

If you’re unsure what type of math example to share, consider putting something together for higher education. We get a lot of requests from teachers looking for examples but we haven’t had much to share.

Of course, you can focus on any age group and level of math you like. Have fun with this one!


You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to design your math lesson.

Community Examples

Check out some real-world examples shared by community members:


Forum Threads

Need math equation in the questions and options - Good tips for using Word to create your math equations.

Share Your E-Learning Work

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  • Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.
  • Facebook: Share your work on our Facebook page by replying to this Facebook post with a link to your example.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you crunch the numbers in this week’s challenge, check out the heart-warming examples shared in last week’s Valentine’s challenge:


E-Learning Challenge Recap #70: Challenge | Recap


Wishing you a exponential week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

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Meaghan Lister

This is an updated version of an interaction that I built for ELHChallenge 116. When I asked for feedback, some people suggested that I change the questions to allow for drag and drop with actual coins instead of typing the answer in a numeric text entry box. This version challenged me in that it definitely uses more variables than I've ever used in a single course before, but it also forced me to use more logic in building the drag and drop so that it would allow for multiple variations of the answer. I figured I would share it here as it is also a great math interaction to help people practice making change. Here is a link to my interaction: http://googledrive.com/host/0B8NHHWkmIPE6b19LMkMza0VzZjg Here is a link to my blog post: https://mlisterconsulting.wordpress.com/201... Expand