Global Math Stories

One of the most effective ways to help teachers engage with students is through stories. With our Global Math Stories platform, we compile real-world accounts from schools across the globe to help make learning math fun, interactive and relevant for students, wherever they are.

Global Math Stories World Map

How does it work?

Click on the markers to get links to the stories in English and Spanish or scroll down for an index.

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We’re always looking to connect cultures and classrooms through this page — and we’d love to feature yours!

Our Global Math Story Index



Bangladesh (Chalanbeel) — The Floating School

Bangladesh (Chittagong) — A Cemetery for Ships

Bangladesh (Sundarbans) — The Honey Harvest

China (Mutianyu) — The Great Wall

China (Xinjiang) — A Prominent Province

Kazakhstan — The Vanishing Sea

India (Ghaziabad) — Sun Society Picnic

India (Kolkata) — Why Not Try a Chai?

Indonesia — Dowry Dealings

Indonesia — Common Threads

Japan — Field of Dreams

Papua New Guinea — The High Life

Philippines (Pasig) — Jollibee: A Taste to Remember

Philippines (Sulu Sea) —  A Life at Sea

Russia — A Crater Full of Diamonds

Saudi Arabia — Kites of the Desert

Sri Lanka — A Different Kind of Fishing Pole

United Arab Emirates — The Tallest Building in the World



Finland — Reindeer Racing

Spain — El Acueducto de Segovia

Switzerland — The Chronology of Chocolate

United Kingdom (Scotland) — Highland Games



Kenya — A Story From Kar Geno

Madagascar — Land of Lemurs

Mauritania — The Iron Ore Express

Morocco — This One Will Get Your Goat

Rwanda — What Are You Doing on Saturday?

Tanzania — Counting ZZZZebras


Central America

Belize — Braving the Cave

Costa Rica (Ostional) — A Turtle’s Pace

Costa Rica (Ujarrás) — The Mysterious Church

Guatemala (Chicabal) — A Legendary Lagoon

Guatemala (Chichicastenango) — Sunday Market

Guatemala (Santa Avelina) — Gardens of Goodness

Haiti — A CAP-tivating Adventure Around Cap-Haitien

Turks and Caicos — Island Adventure


North America

Canada (Ontario) — What Is Curling?

Canada (Québec) — A Traditional Dish or a Dang Mess?

United States (Alaska) — The Greatest Race on Earth

United States (Florida) — Peacocks Proliferate Profusely

United States (Massachusetts) — A Sweet Story

United States (Michigan) — Kwezage’win Two-Sided Dice Game

United States (North Carolina) — The Art of Erosion

United States (South Carolina) — The Other Denmark


South America

Argentina — Mates Drinking Mate

Ecuador — The Teddiecoon

Galápagos Islands — Kaleidoscope of Kiosks

Peru — A Fleece-y Species



Queensland — The Great Barrier Reef

Western Australia — No Bunnies Allowed

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