What if mathematics education focused on 21st century skills?

– Learn mathematics, creative problem solving, and coding on spreadsheets.
– Challenge students with our “Problems of the Week”, courses, and more.
Parents – Provide your children the opportunity to learn math as a creative experience.

Our Challenges: Problems of the Week

Our Labs are challenges to students to solve problems, to look for patterns, to think creatively and ask “What if…” You can use them to do more than give your students a break from the usual math routine, to make them think, to become spreadsheet mavens, to code, and to learn to think functionally. Subscribe to receive our next POW by email this week.



Our Courses

Our new What if Math Course Catalog enables you to provide courses of study and syllabi with a unique spreadsheet interface from the more than 100 Labs in our Library. Organize, plan, and track work; load spreadsheet Labs directly from the syllabus; and add completed Labs to create a portfolio.


Our Vision

It has been called the most important concept in mathematics. It birthed the scientific revolution. It enabled computer programming. In the latest incarnation, spreadsheets, it revolutionized business. Yet few of us can name it; still fewer of us can define it; and it is unlikely even a handful of us know its evolution. This idea that changed the world will now enable every child to learn mathematics as a creative experience.


Design Thinking

This past semester, Ryan took an insightful class at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education that focused on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) compliance and implementation. This led to a research project that brought UDL and What If Spreadsheet Math closer than ever. Learn more here.