Highlights of 2017

2017 was a very exciting year for me. Here are some highlights in three categories.


This has been my first full (calendar) year of teaching. The first words that come to mind when I think about teaching are “wonderful” and “amazing”, but “hectic” and “stressful” are close seconds. That being said, I feel extremely fortunate to have found something I feel so passionate about and to work with awesome kids on a daily basis.


This year I became a published author. The excitement of holding my first published book in my hands compared only to that of holding my newborn baby. The main difference is that with a baby your initial concerns are all about protecting it from “the world” while with a book they are quite the opposite – how to get it out there (and in the spirit of getting it out there, here’s the link where you can get it or write a review 🙂 ).


Zoe started Kindergarten this year and Katie entered 4th grade. Although I post about them much more rarely than I used to, we still have many exciting conversations on a variety of topics. They both like math, but they also have a number of other interests: gymnastics, singing, piano playing, and Harry Potter topping the list. And then there’s my husband, who supports us in all of our crazy endeavors 🙂

I am looking forward to continuing these projects in 2018 and perhaps adding to the collection 🙂

Happy New Year!


About aofradkin

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