I'm a globally-focused mathematics advisor, researcher and speaker who has been passionate about inspiring communities, schools and audiences through my love of mathematics an. I was born in Bermuda and have been spreading math inspiration as speaker, mathematician, educator, and education leader across the United States, Caribbean, Africa and Bermuda for the past 15 years.
I believe in the power of ordinary people to do math and cchange the world.
Use mathematics that comes from the rich lives and histories of children and their communities
Rich mathematics is found all around us in much of how we live and love. Children and families are capable of engaging in rigourous math inquiry around what they do and experience. Download my rubric for creating Culturally Relevant Mathematics Tasks
Children as Problem Solvers
Chose and implement math curricula which positions children as producers and problem solvers of mathematics
Mathmatics Teaching that Connects and Empowers
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I've authored studies, book chapters, ebooks and articles on how to make mathematics culturally relevant and sustaining, and have engage communities on inspiring the mathematics experiences of all children. I co-founded the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education and served as its founding Editor-in-Chief of the and am a past-president of the Benjamin Banneker Association; former Director of Schools and Acting Commissioner of Bermuda Public Schools. I also recently launched InspireMath.org.