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Amber Cooper, Content Marketing

Meet Fawn Nguyen

What grades do you teach and/or what is your title/role? 

My current role is Math TOSA (teacher on special assignment) for a K–8 school district. I support math teachers and their students.

What school, district or institution do you work for? Location?

Rio School District, Oxnard, CA  

What motivates you?

My own three children and my students motivate me. They are

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Karrisa Barrera, Content Marketing

Meet Shelley Whittaker

Elementary Educator at Frank W. Begley Public School in Windsor, Ontario 

What inspired you to become an educator?

First and foremost, my love of kids inspired me to become an educator. Also, I credit two all-star educators in high school—Nancy Lilliman and Rick McInnis literally saved my life. And based on the impact they had on my livelihood, I realized the incredible role an educator can have on the life of others. This planted the seed.

What motivates

Rosalyn Miller, Teacher in Residence at MLC

As teachers, we strive to develop classrooms full of competent, confident mathematicians, and we know the vital role families have in supporting that work.

But families, in turn, may also need support. The Math Learning Center’s Mathematical Practice Cards for Families can help.

The Mathematical Practice Cards are a simple set of four two-sided cards based on the Math Practice Standards and designed for quick reference. The cards may be

Vi Tamargo, Curriculum Developer, Professional Learning & Karrisa Barrera, Content Marketing Manager

This year more than ever, we here at The Math Learning Center want to express our sincere gratitude to educators. We have watched you meet the challenges of this school year with grace, renewed commitment, resilience, and flexibility. You’ve inspired us with your creativity and innovation as we’ve watched you adjust course to not only support your students’ learning but to build community and connection in your virtual and physical classrooms. 

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to express gratitude for our staff, many of whom are former and current educators. We're

Meg Susi, Senior Manager of Content Development.

We often ask students to notice the math in the world around them. On Earth Day, we can ask students to consider how they can have a positive impact on their world by preserving and protecting it. Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. We’ve created a set of app activities to help you engage your students in mathematics while providing opportunities to discuss the importance of taking care of our environment.

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Rosalyn Miller, Teacher in Residence at MLC

If you’re an educator, it’s been hard to miss the buzz about growth mindset and its impact on learning and achievement these past few years. The role families play in shaping children’s beliefs about themselves and their attitudes toward learning is invaluable.

Carol Dweck, originator of the term growth mindset, says, “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.”

Based on Jennifer Christensen’s post “

Materials should include  visual representation of mathematical ideas, and inverventionists should be proficient  in the use of these materials.
Mike Wallus, Vice President for Educator Support

During this 1-hour webinar, our curriculum consultants led a guided exploration of the Bridges Intervention resources created for the 2020–2021 school year.

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