Why I Love Math

Math truly is everywhere!  So helping others see it and connect to it is the best feeling.  One of my favorite things to do is find palindromes in the real world (HANNAH, 11511, etc.)


Favorite Math Practice

Making visual (or edible) models of math concepts.  It's so much easier to understand why the math works when you can see it (and more fun when you can eat it!).

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.

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

SUBS:

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

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

B.A. in Psychology

City University

M.A. in Education


My Passion

Family, nature, and nutrition

Education

The University of Pennsylvania

B.S. in Economics

Eastern Michigan University

Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certificate

Secondary Math & Economics

Lawrence Technological University

Masters in Science Education


My Passion

Riding my pink and white Harley-Davidson motorcycle!

Amy Ainsworth

Education

Western Washington University

B.A. in Human Development

City University

M.A. in Educational Technology


My Passion

Walking, running, hanging with my family, and traveling to Hawaii

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.

Iris Wolfe

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.

Why I Love Math

I love math because it is the language of the universe!  Mathematics is everywhere, and there are so many cool things about it.


Favorite Math Practice

I love writing geometric proofs--it's like a puzzle you have to work at from many angles.  (No pun intended!)

Michele Jensen

Stephanie Keiles

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

University of Washington

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

math enrichment & support