MathStar is a multi-state distance learning project focusing on improving the teaching and leaning of mathematics in middle schools through interactive technologies. MathStar was funded in part by Star School legislation, U.S. Department of Education. Mathstar is also one of the resources funded through the K12HSN ARRA-Advancing Network Uses Grant (ANU).


The project was administered by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and is governed by four managing partners: Colorado Department of Education, New Mexico Department of Education, Monterey County Office of Education (serving Northern California), Los Angeles County Office of Education (serving Southern California).


The Algebraic Thinking Series (for teachers) and Lesson-Links (for students) provide a variety of resources to help students connect various pre-algebra concepts to concrete learning activities and real world applications. The interactive computer lessons for students "link" to specific areas of mathematics found in the California state standards and adopted textbooks, and are meant to support students who need extra scaffolding for mastery of skills.