math enrichment & support

Education

Washington State University

B.A. in Business

Central Washington University

Teaching Certification in Math & Business


My Passion

Outdoor sports, reading.

Why I Love Math

I love math because I love learning, exploring ideas, and solving puzzles.  Math is an excuse to play with logic and explore the connections between numbers and the world around us.


Favorite Math Practice

Algebra

Katy Gamlem

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Education

University of Washington

B.A. in Visual Art

Seattle University

Masters in Teaching


My Passion

My passion is helping kids start to love math the way I do--by helping it make sense to them, by making it visual, by turning something that feels difficult into something easy and fun.

Education

University of Washington, Seattle

B.A. in Psychology

City University, Seattle

M.A. in Education


My Passion

Family, nature, and nutrition

Why I Love Math

I love that math helps us understand and describe the world around us.  I also love the satisfaction achieved when a problem is solved.


Favorite Math Practice

I love finding ways to visualize concepts.  I also enjoy exploring new and creative ways to solve old problems.

Courtney Massey

Education

Cornell University

B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Minor in Education

University of Utah

M.S. in Mathematics


My Passion

Being outdoors, fitness, and puppies.

Why I Love Math

Math is in everything and every profession.  It feels good to know if something is right or wrong, and everyone can do it!


Favorite Math Practice

Trigonometry is very fun and very useful.

Why I Love Math

In math, there are many ways to find an answer.  I love teaching kids that math can be creative and problem solving is fun!


Favorite Math Practice

I enjoy using math to solve everyday problems.  Math plays a role in everything.

Michele Jensen

Jenny Widden

Education

Central Washington University

B.A. in Education, 1985.

City University of Seattle

M.A. in Educational Leadership


My Passion

Baseball, cooking, gardening, raising chickens

Why I Love Math

Working on mathematics is like solving a giant puzzle.  I enjoy both the mystery and the logic.


Favorite Math Practice

Area Models!  I love how you can work problems algebraically and have a visual model representation.

Crystal Weik

Education

California State University, Long Beach.

B.A. in Math

Western Washington University

M.A. in Secondary Education with a Math endorsement


My Passion

Family & friends

Why I Love Math

I am a problem solver who enjoys working on all types of puzzles and math riddles.  I love to help others find success with their math challenges.


Favorite Math Practice

Finding more than one way to solve a problem.

Iris Wolfe

Education

University of Washington, Seattle

B.A. in Business Administration/Quantitative Methods


My Passion

Hiking

Why I Love Math

I think the perfect logic of going from problem to solution is very beautiful.  I also love solving all kinds of puzzles and that is what math is.


Favorite Math Practice

I like factoring higher order polynomials.  Synthetic division is a very handy tool for this.

Kris Grigas