# About

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. 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'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.

I believe in the power of ordinary people to do math and cchange the world.

#### 1 Focus on Relevant Math

## 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.

Article: Preparing for Culturally Relevant Mathematics Teaching in 3 Essential Shifts

## 2 Prioritize Problem Solving

There are so many games and products that target math. Today's math learners should prioritize problem solving. Chose activities that emphasize communication, strategy building, deep understanding of concepts, and skilled use of processes.

There are so many games and products that target math. Today's math learners should prioritize problem solving. Chose activities that emphasize communication, strategy building, deep understanding of concepts, and skilled use of processes.

## 3 Plan a Pipeline

## Know of any communities who need Free Math support?

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.