In all their projects with the Lincoln Arts Council, BLIXT focuses on story-telling. In this residency they applied it to a subject that at first glance seems unrelated – math. But as they and the students discovered, problem-solving life issues is quite applicable to math learning. What are the steps to resolving a crisis or an event at home or at school? The steps are in logical order, as are solving math problems. By connecting their own experiences to mathematical processes, students more easily grasped their math concepts.