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Fun, Engaging Math Resources and Activities!


The Actuarial Foundation supports mathematics achievement among students in grades 4-12 through an array of hands-on, real-world resources. 

Inspiring a new generation of "math-skilled thinkers", the Foundation delivers these resources and activities specifically tailored to meet the needs of students and teachers. All of these lesson plans, discussion materials, posters, online activities and competitions are free!

Watch a video of the 2015 Project Math Minds Pilot Competition generously sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc.




New! Expect the Unexpected With Math®
Exploring Expressions and Equations

Variables and Scientific Notation

Grades 6-8


Exploring Expressions and Equations, the eleventh installment in the Expect the Unexpected With Math® series, is a tiered program promising to appeal to students’ love of adventure with explorations of Mars and a swim through the Amazon River! Teachers will enjoy the flexibility of the program, which focuses on variables and includes an advanced portion on scientific notation. The digital interactive tool below launches students into writing expressions and equations by sending them on a Mission to Mars!

Check out Exploring Expressions and Equations

Check out the digital interactive tool for students!

View all of the materials from the Expect the Unexpected with Math® series


Building Your Future Financial Literacy Curriculum Resource

Grades 9-12

Help your students prepare for life on their own! The award-winning Building Your Future series helps students easily grasp the essentials of personal finance, gives them multiple opportunities to practice core skills and showcases the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make.

View all the Building Your Future classroom materials and request your free set today!



Math Academy Series

Grades 4-8


Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy series features hands-on activities and a fun learning environment that encourages mathematical thinking.  Use these lessons to enhance your classroom instruction while staying true to the academic rigor required by the state standards framework.

View all the Math Academy materials.



All Foundation math programs align with NCTM and/or Jump$tart standards and are STEM-focused with hands-on, real-world math.



Use one of the Classroom Guides for Actuaries to present lessons from the Expect the Unexpected With Math® series to a classroom near you.