Math education, here I come (full time!)

In short: In the fall I will become the Head of Math at a small private school in its second year of existence.  I will be developing their elementary school math curriculum, starting with the younger grades and working up.  I will also be trying it out on some guinea pig Kindergartens and second graders (this year), and other grades in the future.  I am super excited!

A bit of context: For the past five years I have been working as a research mathematician, and for the last three of them I have also been teaching enrichment math, first just to my daughter and a few friends and then to several larger groups of kids at the Golden Key Russian School.  Both were very exciting and fulfilling endeavors, but recently I had been feeling more and more of a pull from the math education side of things.

To make a long story short, I was presented with an exciting and unique opportunity to develop an innovative elementary school curriculum and teach it to small groups of students. So next year I will be Head of Math at the Main Line Classical Academy (website in progress).  I will make sure to blog regularly about my adventures!

Meanwhile, stay tuned for a series of interviews with some people doing amazing things in math education and their views on building curricula and teaching math.  First up: Maria Droujkova!




About aofradkin

I enjoy thinking about presenting mathematical concepts to young children in exciting and engaging ways.
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