# Want to become an ambassador?

Can you contribute to sharing the word and fostering the excitement? If you are over the age of 18, learn more and apply, or email us at info@theglobalmathproject.org and let’s chat!

## Sunil Singh

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because mathematics can embolden a spirit of curiosity in all of us that is worthy of a global celebration.”*

*Math Education Transformer and Social Media Triathlete, Scolab*

A self-proclaimed Mathematical Jester, Sunil is transforming the way mathematics is revealed with his video blog work at Scolab and his traveling math show for K-12 schools across North America. He was a math and physics teacher for 20 years, including teaching at an International IB school in Switzerland. It was there that he took a math team to the British School of Paris for a European Middle School Math Competition in 2006. In the last decade he has given over 50 workshops on creative mathematics all over Ontario–from schools to faculties of education to even the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto! He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and is writing a book, Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics.
## Chris Brownell

#### United States

*“I support GMP because mathematics can be a joy-filled experience and this is the right time in history for this message.”*

*Professor of Mathematics Education, Director Math/STEM Education Programs, Fresno Pacific University*

Chris is a High School mathematics teacher turned college math professor, cum mathematics teacher educator/researcher. With an avowed love for the human side of mathematics he infuses his courses with equal parts paradox, ambiguity, and history to provoke thought that requires reflective resolution.
## Matthew Beyranevand

#### United States

*“I support GMP because it is time that the whole world learns math in a joyful manner.”*

*Mathematics & Science District Coordinator, Chelmsford Public Schools*

Matthew is a district math coordinator and adjunct professor working to increase students’ interest and engagement in mathematics. His math education website includes math music videos, a podcast, video blog, and pilot TV show.
## Bob Klein

#### United States

*“I see GMP as an invitation to the global community to share in the power, joy, and wonder mathematical problem solving can foster for the benefit of all.”*

*Associate Professor of Mathematics, Undergraduate Chair, Ohio University*

A leader in the Math Circles movement, Bob has co-founded Math Circles for students and teachers in Ohio, is co-director of the Navajo Nation Math Project, and has worked to establish Math Circles in Guatemala and Nepal.
## Rakhi Chawla

#### India

*“I believe in GMP because my work at Ed3D correlates the beauty of Math with real-life learning and multi-strategy approach to solve a problem.”*

*Mathematics Enthusiast, Founder of Ed3D*

After extensive work in Computer Applications, Rakhi took a break from her career to experience motherhood. In response to the poor state of schooling facing her son in India, she founded Ed3D, an after-school center that spreads the love of learning by encouraging creative problem solving and experiential learning, beautifully blending the left/right brain interplay.
## Kyle Pearce

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because the world of mathematics offers an infinite number of interesting stories, many of which remain untold.”*

*Secondary Mathematics Teacher and Consultant*

A secondary mathematics teacher and consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development in both mathematics pedagogy and effective uses of technology across North America and on his website.
## Yunzhi Zou

#### China

*“I support the Global Math Project because it offers important math ideas/concepts in a joyous and easy-to-understand way that is accessible to the global community including us as English as a second language learners.”*

*Professor of Mathematics Sichuan University, Chengdu, China*

## Basia Pieronkiewicz

#### Poland

*“I am joining the Global Math Project because I believe in mathematics for all. I also believe in the meaningfulness of challenging the status quo and the power of transgressing boundaries.”*

*Organizer of Mathematical Transgressions conference*

## Daniel Torres-Rangel

#### United States

*“I support GMP because rather than trying to cover math content, we should instead be trying to uncover it.”*

*Instructional designer for math and computer science enrichment programs at Google*

## Nancy Blachman

#### United States

*“I support the Global Math Project because I support making mathematics engaging, enjoyable, accessible, and thought provoking.”*

*Founder of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival*

Nancy Blachman founded the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival almost a decade ago to introduce students to the beauty of mathematics by providing inspiring, thought-provoking problems, puzzles, and activities that encourage collaborative and creative problem-solving.
## Dave Auckly

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I would like to see a transformation in the way mathematics is viewed by the general public.”*

*Professor of Mathematics, Kansas State University*

Dave Auckly earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and then held a postdoctoral position at UT Austin followed by an NSF postdoc at UC Berkeley. He then moved to Kansas State University before taking the Associate Director position at MSRI from 2009 – 2012. His research interests cover a broad range of geometry/topology and overlap with PDE, mathematical physics and algebraic geometry.
## Steve Phelps

#### United States

*“I believe in (and support) GMP for I feel that EVERYONE should be given the chance to experience significant mathematics in an enjoyable and engaging way.”*

*Math Teacher, Madeira High School, University of Cincinnati*

I have been teaching secondary mathematics for 25 years, currently teaching statistics and computer science. Locally, I am involved with the both teacher and students math circles, as well as with state and national math teacher organizations.
## Matt Haber

#### United States

*“I support the Global Math Project because in such a divided society, a shared positive global view of mathematics might just create unity.”*

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Mathematics Coordinator, San Joaquin County office of Education Adjunct Professor, Math Methodology, San Joaquin Teacher’s College
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I have spent 20 years teaching, consulting and advocating for a shift in the way math is taught and learned. Currently I design and facilitate professional development in the California area focusing on math pedagogy.
## Aleksandra Ravas

#### Serbia

*“I believe in GMP because everybody’s life should be filled with joy and math enables us to experience it.”*

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Avid Math Enthusiast and Math Book Translator
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## Mike Andrejkovics

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because there is an epidemic in this country of people who think math is boring and dry, and this project is all about sharing the joy and wonder we all experience in mathematics everyday.”*

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HS Mathematics Teacher
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Mike is a HS math teacher who has been writing and performing math raps for the last 9 years. He came to teaching as a second career, in the hopes of helping students see past their preconceptions to experience the magic of mathematics.
## Richard Buchner

#### United States

*“I want to help GMP promote problem solving that builds cultural and community bridges, ushering in lasting generations of joyful and playful mathematics.”*

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CEO Innovative MATH Solutions
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Albert Buchner, my great grandfather, invented spark plugs, mufflers, and governors. When I was a small child I wanted to be an inventor like him. I have never been able to sleep very well and counting sheep never worked. When I was 8 or so I invented a counting game, “Albert’s Insomnia,” using the numbers displayed on my digital clock. I hoped that this play of counting would help me fall asleep – but it had the opposite effect. The game I invented was very compelling and the clock presented me a new challenge each and every minute! I am now the CEO/Founder of Innovative MATH Solutions, the home of Albert’s Insomnia, the patented link between learning and playing.
## Anna Matson

#### United States

*“I believe in the GMP because even the most brilliant minds deserve a play time with math concepts instead of additional worksheets and acceleration.”*

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Founder of Extracurricular Center targeting Gifted Children
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After teaching Computer Sciences for 10 years, drifted to IT world only to find myself in a state of complete desperation, grasping onto web searches for better than locally observed methods of math education. The searches lead to meeting with Math Man, Kaplans, Gord, James, and the meetings lead to a local Math Circle, which I run on Saturdays.
## Chris Bolognese

#### United States

*“I believe that GMP exemplifies accessible and curious mathematics for all. Such rich mathematical experiences and opportunities will shift how we conceptualize mathematics in society.”*

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Math Teacher
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## Tracie Anthony

#### Canada

*“I support GMP simply to bring joy back to mathematical learning.”*

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Numeracy Coordinator
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Tracie is a district coordinator who is working towards the promotion of engaging our students and teachers alike in actively participating in mathematical education that prepares our youth to be curious, confident mathematical life long learners.
## Suzy Manuela Prajea

#### Romania

*“I support GMP because I believe in the power of Mathematics playing a key role in the shaping of the new generation, in the future of the world providing a critical thinking framework for the global citizens of an informational based society.”*

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Ph.D.in Mathematics, Finalist Global Teacher Prize, Class Nobel Educator, Honeywell Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Varkey Teacher Ambassador
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Teacher of Mathematics and principal in the Traian National College, a prestigious and influential high school in Romania. I prepared many generations of national or international olympics, I founded the Space Invaders program, STEM projects based learning as Honeywell Educator, I implemented innovative technology in the classroom as Microsoft Innovative Educator and I promoted global education principles as Varkey Teacher Ambassador.
## Jim Propp

#### United States

*“I support the Global Math Project because the pleasure and power of mathematics should be made available to everyone.”*

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Professor of Mathematical Sciences, UMass Lowell, USA
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Jim is a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1987 and does work at the intersection of combinatorics, probability, and dynamical systems. He has supervised dozens of undergraduates, giving them their first taste of research, and is proud that many of his former students are now practicing mathematicians. Recently he has expanded his outreach efforts to include communication with the mathematically-interested public through his Mathematical Enchantments blog. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the National Museum of Mathematics.
## Dick Woodbury

#### United States

*“I support and believe in GMP because it provides an opportunity to demonstrate the pure joy, meaning and beauty found in the principles of mathematics.”*

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Retired Math Teacher – Teaching for North American Family Institute – troubled teens
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Dick is a retired high school math teacher and is currently working for NAFI as a HiSET teacher and Career Councilor for youth committed to the justice department. If you can demonstrate and convey the joy of mathematics to this audience, then you know everyone needs the same opportunity.
## Alicia Burdess

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because math education needs a revolution. Students of all ages need the opportunity to explore, learn, and experience joy in mathematics!”*

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Numeracy Lead Teacher
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Alicia is a numeracy Lead Teacher working with math teachers to teach through problem solving and develop life-long confident joyous math learners. Alicia is also an Executive Member of the Math Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association helping math teachers with their professional development.
## Andy Engelward

#### United States

*“I want to help the GMP spread a new view of math to as many people as possible, so that they experience it as an ever evolving space for mindful creativity and fabulous thinking instead of as a static collection of uninspiring facts and formulas.”*

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Director, Math for Teaching Program, Harvard Extension School
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Andy Engelward is the director of the Math for Teaching masters program at the Harvard Extension School. He first began teaching mathematics while completing his PhD in number theory at Harvard. Since that time he has taught students from ages 7 to 70 in a wide range of settings including a prep school (Noble and Greenough), an after-school program (The Math Circle at Harvard), and summer programs (Upward Bound and the Harvard Summer School), in addition to teaching in the Harvard Math Department and at the Extension School. He credits his enjoyment of teaching to his parents who helped him experience the thrill of mathematical discovery when he was very young. He has made it his goal to help as many others as possible to enjoy that same sense of mathematical creativity, leading to his current work with teachers in the Math for Teaching program as well as in the Boston Math Teachers’ Circle.
## Ron Lancaster

#### Canada

*“I support the GMP program because it Gets More People interested in mathematics. The GMP Program encourages people to enjoy, appreciate and like mathematics – that adds up to a good thing!”*

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Associate Professor, University of Toronto
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Ron is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto where he teaches mathematics methods courses for future middle and high school teachers. He has over 20 years of experience teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Ron’s professional activities include consultations and conference presentations in North America, Asia, England, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Africa. Ron is an author for the NCTM (The Mathematical Lens) and member of the Advisory Board for the Museum of Mathematics in New York City. He is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education awarded by the Fields Institute.
## Liberty Marozhe

#### Zimbabwe

*“I support GMP because it brings out certain qualities that are nurtured by mathematics such as power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving ability among others and of importance, the fun in Mathematics.”*

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Founder and Operations Head
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## Shiline Nguyen

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because I believe everyone can succeed in mathematics. Mathematics produces confident problem solvers who will shape the future of science and technology for the human race.”*

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## Pulkit Yadav

#### United Arab Emirates

*“I support GMP because I want to give a playful image to mathematics, so that society, instead of being terrified by mathematics; play with numbers like they play football.”*

## Vinodkumar Vyas

#### India

*“I support GMP as I belive that Mathematics can help us in revealing the eternal truth, the ultimate goal of humanity.”*

*Faculty of Mathematics at Aakash Institute*

## Donovan Carroll

#### The Netherlands

*“I am excited to be a part of GMP to connect with other mathematics enthusiasts around the world and share ideas globally. ”*

*Freelance Mathematics Educator*

Donovan is a secondary mathematics teacher living in Amsterdam. Donovan really enjoys connecting mathematics to real world applications and exploring math outside of the classroom.
## Mike Ristovsky

#### Australia

*“I support GMP because I would like to see mathematics taught for understanding and not just for knowledge.”*

*Senior School Mathematics Teacher*

## Jorge Nuno Silva

#### Portugal

*“I support GMP because I find that the enjoyment of mathematics should be taken to all.”*

*Professor at the University of Lisbon*

Jorge Nuno Silva is a mathematician interested in the many faces of mathematical thought, including magic and games. Ten years ago he created, with some friends, an association (http://ludicum.org) focused on the promotion of mathematics, paying special attention to its history and culture, games, etc.
## Eric McDowell

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because it has the best chance of any movement in my experience to foster positive perceptions of Mathematics across the globe.”*

*Professor of Mathematics / Berry College*

## Roy Lo

#### Indonesia

*“When I learned about GMP, I smiled as I saw light at the end of the tunnel! I believe in GMP to replace the fear of mathematics by great enthusiasm and keen interest in the subject!”*

*Head of Maths, Bunda Mulia International School*

Roy Lo is currently the Head of Maths of Bunda Mulia International School, Jakarta, Indonesia. He has been teaching for 12 years, which allowed him to gain extensive experience with Singapore Maths. Roy is the Founder and Chairperson of the International Singapore Maths Competition (ISMC). He is also a regular presenter and workshop leader when his day job allows.
## Theodore Alper

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I share its goals of spreading awareness, appreciation, and enthusiasm for mathematical reasoning to everyone.”*

*Director, Stanford Math Circle; Instructor, Stanford Online High School*

Ted is the director of the Stanford Math Circle. He has worked in online math education for pre-college students for 24 years, and was the head coach of the San Francisco Bay Area ARML teams from 1996 — 2007.
## Timothy J. Brzezinski

#### United States

*“I believe in and support the GMP because I am thoroughly dedicated and passionate about creating learning environments in which students get excited and become engaged in active, hands-on discovery of the world of mathematics around them.”*

*Secondary Mathematics Teacher & Independent Mathematics Education Consultant*

Timothy is a full-time High-School Mathematics Teacher (Berlin, CT) and a part-time Independent Mathematics Education Consultant (Dynamic Math Solutions). Timothy enjoys creating learning environments that engage and excite students to collaborate and discover the world of mathematics around them, and also enjoys empowering teachers to help their students become more critical thinkers of mathematics.
## Javier Ronquillo Rivera

#### United States

*“I support GMP because there are many people around the world making mathematics more enjoyable and accessible to everyone. I want to learn more about them and from them. Moreover, I would like to share this learning experience with the communities with which I already work and enjoy math.”*

*PhD student in math, Ohio University*

## Mamokgethi Setati Phakeng

#### South Africa

*“I support GMP because I believe that it is important to expose all children in the world to the importance and beauty of mathematics, the opportunities it makes available and also make them appreciate the sweat and tumult that comes with doing mathematics.”*

*Professor of Mathematics Education*

Having started school under a tree in a rural village in South Africa, Kgethi went on to become an award winning researcher and Professor of mathematics education and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and the University of Cape Town. She is founder of the Adopt-a-learner foundation, her research focuses on teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms and she runs mathematics advocacy and development programs for teachers and learners in black townships in South Africa. She credits her love and success in mathematics to her parents who instilled in her the value of hard work and never giving up.
## Ayyadoura Praveen Prakash

#### India

*“I support GMP to connect with people interested and working in the application of Mathematics.”*

*Professor in Maths*

Praveen is a Professor of Mathematics. He has been teaching and researching Mathematics for over 40 years.
## Nana Akosua Owusu-Ansah

#### Ghana

*“I support GMP because it is focusing on a new paradigm in mathematics education, which I can be an ambassador to champion these ideas in Ghana to make mathematics education in Ghana dynamic.”*

*Lecturer, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana-West Africa*

## Mohammed Alsayyari

#### Saudi Arabia

*“I support GMP because I think that math, as the language of science, should be as widespread as spoken languages.”*

## Amrit Bahadur Poudel

#### Nepal

*“I support GMP because mathematics can make this world a better place to live. I believe that learning mathematics is inquiring, nurturing enthusiasm, challenging thoughts, enlighten hearts and minds of learners. “*

*Manager-Training, Curriculum and Development / Teach For Nepal*

As a highly-motivated educator, Amrit has a proven track record of training and coaching teachers, managers, and supporting school leaders. Amrit always chooses to work towards improving the quality of education in public schools. He believes in continuous learning which helps him to grow as a trainer, a mentor, and an educator. Amrit’s work is focused around his eagerness to collaborate with others and push himself on providing opportunities for children.
## Nick Johnson

#### United States

*“I support GMP because it is time that people discover that Mathematics can be an amazing, wonderful, and joyous experience.”*

*Mathematics Education Student and Math Enthusiast*

Nick Johnson is a mathematics education student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. After being out of school for fifteen years, he has a newfound appreciation of mathematics, and wants to share it with the world.
## Alissa Crans

#### United States

*“The GMP offers an opportunity to extend my passion and commitment to broadening participation in mathematics, with the goal of helping to form a more inclusive, diverse mathematical community.”*

*Professor of Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University*

Alissa Crans has been recognized nationally for her enthusiastic ability to share mathematics, having been honored with the Hasse Prize for expository writing and Alder Award for distinguished teaching by the Mathematical Association of America. She is known for her active mentoring and supporting of women and underrepresented students and is dedicated to helping all students increase their appreciation and enthusiasm for the discipline. She proselytizes about math in settings that range from the National Math Festival, MoMath, and the MAA Distinguished Lecture Series to Nerd Nite Los Angeles and public school K-12 classrooms.
## Brandy Wiegers

#### United States

*“I believe in and support GMP because mathematics provides avenues for new friends and adventures.”*

*Professor at Central Washington University*

Dr. Brandy Wiegers started in engineering before finding her true academic love in applied mathematics and problem solving.
## Prodipta Hore

#### India

*“I believe in GMP since I want to know more about the application of Maths around the globe and share creativity in Math education among all.”*

## Gaya Jayakody

#### Sri Lanka

*“I support GMP because I want to see a shift in mathematics classrooms towards a ‘thinking’ culture and because I believe learning Mathematics can be a joyful experience to anyone.”*

*Chief Mathematics Coordinator, Lyceum International School. Visiting Lecturer, University of Colombo.*

## Myron Medina

#### Canada

*“I support GMP’s passion for mathematics. As a PhD research student in mathematics education, I view mathematics as cultural expressions of patterns through creative thinking. “*

*PhD Student, Mathematics Education, UBC, Canada*

Myron is currently a PhD research student in mathematics education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Myron’s current research looks at visual forms of knowing in mathematical thinking through patterns.
## Snežana Tošović

#### Serbia

*“I believe that GMP wants to spread a love of mathematics, to meet the world with the beauty of mathematics and its connectivity with many sciences and arts.”*

*Math Teacher*

## David Boyd-Thomas

#### Thailand

*“I firmly believe that young people the world over deserve a basic education in maths, sciences, and the liberal arts that is sensitive to their culture and stimulates them as thinking human beings and citizens of earth.”*

## Kristof Fenyvesi

#### Finland

*“I believe in GMP, because I believe in the power of love, learning, creativity and collaboration; and I believe that mathematics and arts includes all of this. If you want to see how, then create your own art with mathematics or create your own mathematics with art!”*

*Researcher of STEAM Transdisciplinary Learning / University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Director of Community Events / Bridges Organization, USA; CEO / Experience Workshop International Math-Art Movement*

Kristóf Fenyvesi, PhD is a researcher of STEAM Transdisciplinary Learning and Contemporary Cultural Studies at University of Jyväskylä. He is a member of Board of Directors at the world largest mathematics and arts community, the Bridges Organization and the founder and director of Experience Workshop—International Math-Art Movement. He is active in organizing international conferences, education events, exhibitions and STEAM festivals all around the globe.
## Queen Martin

#### United States

*“I support the Global Math Project because I believe that every child deserves to have fun and excitement in learning mathematics.”*

## Jasna Marković

#### Serbia

*“Math is all around us and GMP can help teachers and students to share its beauty and benefit wherever they are on this planet.”*

## Dylan Kane

#### United States

*“I support GMP because too many students see math as sterile and distant, rather than a joyous experience.”*

*High School Math Teacher*

Dylan teaches high school mathematics in Colorado, and previously taught middle school math in Boston.
## Mokete Malokotsa

#### Lesotho

*“I support GMP because I am Passionate about Maths, transferring information and I love education related activities. Also because Maths is part of everyday life for which best foundation is critical.”*

*Microbiologist*

## Nela Spasojevic

#### Serbia

*“I support GMP because I believe it has a power to illuminate the road for children’s imagination, on its way of conquering the mountain of knowledge.”*

*Mathematics Teacher*

## Sasha Fradkin

#### United States

*“I support the GMP because everyone deserves to experience the joy and be exposed to the beauty of mathematics.”*

*Dean of Math and Science at Main Line Classical Academy*

Sasha is a professional mathematician turned elementary school teacher and curriculum developer. She believes that even the youngest students should be exposed to and can appreciate the elegance, depth and joy of mathematics. She is the coauthor of Funville Adventures, a math-inspired fantasy adventure, soon to be published by Natural Math.
## Martin Noon

#### England, United Kingdom

*“I support GMP because I truly believe Mathematics can be enjoyed by everyone and we need to spread the word worldwide to dispel the myths and fears that surround it.”*

*Teacher of Mathematics*

Martin has been teaching Mathematics for over 16 years and has developed and shared resources to increase understanding and progress. He regularly supports other colleagues and nearby schools with training opportunities and has spoken at national conferences.
## Mary Langmyer

#### United States

*“I support the growth of a positive mindset and recognizing relevance of mathematics!”*

*Math Teacher*

Mary has 25+ yrs experience in teaching all levels of math. Mary is NBCT in Math AYA.
## Rey Jope

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I believe mathematics is for everyone.”*

## Narottama Sharma

#### India

*“I believe in GMP as It gives an exposure and opportunity to admire the beauty of Maths. On our face we should keep a BIG SMILE! As MATHS is not DULL AND DRY!*

*Maths Teacher at Birla Public School *

## Shaula Fiorelli Vilmart

#### Switzerland

*“I support GMP because it shows that Mathematics are only very good and simple ideas of which mathematicians take maximum advantage.”*

*Research associate – University of Geneva*

Shaula was a PhD student when she discovers the great joy of outreach. Since then, she multiplies the projects to make people discover the happiness of doing math.
## Dan Viar

#### United States

*“Math is not about boring kill and drill exercises. Math is about learning how to think creatively and problem solve. Every child deserves to discover just how beautiful mathematics can be. I’m excited to support the GMP. Let’s get started!”*

*VP Enterprise Architecture and Data*

## Aarthi Lourdes SA

#### India

*“I support GMP because I think Math is beautiful and I want to help children see the beauty in it.”*

*Math Enthusiast and Wannabe Math Teacher*

## Linda Bråthe

#### Norway

*“I believe in GMP because I am passionate about making math fun!”*

## Gary Davis

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I believe everyone can learn to flail and succeed at joyful and empowering mathematical problem solving.”*

*Professor Dr.*

Gary is currently Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Data Science program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is also owner of Republic of Mathematics, and on Twitter as @republicofmath.
## Nicholas Enslow

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because anything that can bring the simplicity and beauty of Mathematics to both children and adults in an open and non threatening way will open the door to the greatest subject for millions of people who would have otherwise been shut out.”*

*Area Director Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone Count/ Dozenal Society of America*

## Frederic Brossard

#### France

*“I believe in GMP, because I just deeply love maths and deadly want to teach them… even if it took me 25 years as an engineer before allowing me to do so.”*

## Anju Saini

#### India

*“I support GMP because Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.”*

*Postdoctoral Fellow/IIT Roorkee*

Dr. Anju Saini is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. She has completed her PhD and Post Graduate Degree in Applied Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. She has been working as an Abel Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK in 2015. Her research area is Mathematical Modeling and Biomechanics. She has published many publications in Mathematics. She has participated in many National and International Conferences related to her research area.
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## Jerri LaMirand

*“I believe that GMP can help make mathematical connections to everyday life and inspire others to see the beauty in mathematics.”*

*Director of STEM – Eanes ISD*

## Matthew Engle

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because I was once one who didn’t see the true beauty and value in mathematics. But I’ve had the conversion experience and GMP shares my goal of creating this same experience for others.”*

*Secondary Math Instructor*

Matthew has been teaching high school mathematics for seven years. He is interested in anything that will draw students in to an appreciation of math, especially through new ways of thinking about common ideas and connection-making.
## Ebru Ataca

#### Turkey

*“I support GMP believing that all we need is to see the world from an analytical perspective and make learning maths fun and exciting!”*

*Founder of Pratik Matematik*

Ebru Ataca is the founder of Pratik Matematik. She and her team of colleagues try hard to make maths a subject full of fun and excitement for students ranging from kindergarten to high school. They relate any topic that they find; i.e. museum visits, school subjects and what not with mathematics with the belief that maths is everywhere!
## Emil Simeonov

#### Austria

*Professor, Dept. of Appl. Mathematics & Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien*

## Tijana Markovic

#### Serbia

*“I support GMP because I would like that all the people have an opportunity to get close to math and to see all the beauty of it.”*

*Mathematician and science communicator*

## Natalija Budinski

#### Serbia

*“I support GMP because I believe that it is an excellent way of discovering both, beauty of math, and math of beauty.”*

*Teacher of Mathematics*

My professional biography is all about making math classes innovative and close to students’ interest. There are numerous papers, articles, videos to prove it.
## Maja Balat

#### Croatia

*“I believe in GMP because I like the idea that one week in a year everyone will talk about something I am talking about over and over again :)”*

## Özgür Özdemir

#### Turkey

*“I believe in GMP because it will foster math education and it will raises the math culture in society.”*

*Math Teacher – Chief Coordinator of Kangaroo Math Contest*

I am a passionate math teacher in high school and the organizer of the well known math contest Kanguru in Turkey. I am searching new ways to engage students in math and to raise the numeracy level of people.
## Kim Schultz

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I truly believe that everyone has an innate ability to think mathematically. I hope to help others view math from a new perspective.”*

## Justin Aion

#### United States

*“I support GMP because math brings people together and is WAY too much fun not to share!”*

*Middle School Math Teacher*

Justin has been teaching mathematics since 2004 and doing his best to infect his students with a fascination of mathematics. He loves working with students and other teachers to find new and exciting ways to make mathematics real to those who think it is otherwise.
## Daniel Meier

#### United States

*“I support GMP since we have the same values. Mathematics Education has no boundaries! “*

*Author Profcardy.com*

Author of Profcardy.Com with more than 100,000,000 page views so far, more than 20,000 pages of content (since 2001), done completely by one person. I believe that just one person can make a difference.
## Helena Capela

#### Portugal

*“I support GMP because I believe in Science and especially in Maths as a way of making sense of the world we live in and in turn it better. Maths supports Science and so it promotes changes, not only in our understanding of life but also in the way we live and interact with everything around us.”*

## John Rodger

#### Canada

*“I believe the GMP will engage many students as they begin to explore mathematics and work to develop a solid foundation in number sense, computation, reasoning and problem-solving. As they begin their climb up that enormous tree of mathematical knowledge, they will be provided with glimpses of the beauty that lies in the further reaches of that tree … which will empower many to continue the journey up that intimidating trunk.”*

*Facilitator, Mathematics Professional Learning*

## Jorge Mendoza

#### Colombia

*“I support GMP to contribute ending school failure and potentiate the mathematical talent of children in Colombia.”*

*Math Department Coordinator*

Jorge, is a High School Mathematic Teacher turned Math Coordinator Department, Also CEO-Founder of the academic program “5Talentos” (5Talents) as consultant in different private and public Colombian Schools, in order to potentiate different knowledge areas including mathematics as his priority, promoting the use of technology, digital platforms and innovative skills to improve the methodology strategy of learning math in the daily school work. Also as an alternative project he leads a teaching program where his students learn about Geometry by the Origami art handy craft made elaboration.
## Daniel Izeghe

#### Nigeria

*“I support GMP because I believe mathematics plays a key role in our everyday life, and I believe everyone should love and know it.”*

## Kenan Çağlar Dükel

#### Turkey

*“I support GMP because math is always in our life and I believe that it is a world wide language which must be popularised.”*

## Shruti Nagar

#### India

*“I support GMP as math education is to be understood than to be taught.”*

*Founder Tsbedu*

Founder of The Should be Education Trust, Curriculum and training expert at Preschool chain, teacher training and mentor for primary schools, Life coach and counsellor for parents and children. Promoter of Value education through spiritual context. Philanthropist counselled 4500+ people in life skills and mentoring. 6 educational degrees. National and Global awardee. Rex KARAMVEER global fellow. MIE-master trainer.
## Kiran Bacche

#### India

*“I support GMP because mathematics and fun are made for each other.”*

## Dan Allen

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because I think it is a great opportunity to connect students in my district with others internationally in sharing the beauty and usefulness of mathematics.”*

## Sylvia Fojo

#### Uruguay

*“I support GMP because I love Math and I believe it´s a subject that we use daily. It helps educators to develop skills and promote critical thinkers, problem solvers, knowledge constructors, and innovative designers.”*

## Junaid Mubeen

#### England, United Kingdom

*“I support GMP because maths is a beautiful and powerful language for making sense of the world.”*

*Head of Product at Whizz Education*

Junaid is a research mathematician turned educator, working at the nexus of education, innovation and technology. He is Head of Product at Whizz Education, a provider of online, adaptive maths tutoring for over 200,000 students worldwide.
## Ryszard Markowicz

#### Poland

*“I believe in GMP because it clearly shows the beauty of mathematics and it is the proof that everyone can be brilliant at math.”*

## Mike Jacobs

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because Maths is a social activity. When people understand how beautiful Maths is, and when they learn together, then society as a whole benefits.”*

*Numeracy Consultant, Durham CDSB*

I am a Numeracy Consultant working with teachers, parents and students from kindergarten to Grade 12. I’m an exiled Yorkshireman and have taught in the UK and Canada.
## Syed Shahzar

#### India

*“I support GMP because mathematics is the language of the universe and everyone should be made aware to explore and learn math.”*

*Founder of Math Ed Labs*

Syed Shahzar earned his M.Sc in Mathematics Education at the Cluster Innovation Centre from University of Delhi. Since then he has been developing tools for math learning. He is excited about the way people learn through observation. He likes to make people learn math, through experimentation and uses innovative techniques visualize mathematics around.
## Caroline Ainslie

#### England, United Kingdom

*“I believe in GMP because it is uniting like-minded, passionate people around the world. We can truly change attitudes towards mathematics by working together. I am SO excited about the GMP!”*

*Mathematics Edutainer and Adventurer. Founder and CEO of Bubbly Maths*

Caroline lives to engage children to love learning and enjoy mathematics using soap bubbles and balloons. She founded Bubbly Maths in 2005, is a Guinness World Record holder and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. All done to promote mathematics.
## Bindu Batra

#### India

*“I support GMP as I want the children to enjoy understanding maths with innovative methods so that their reasoning is enhanced “*

*Educationist*

I am in the field of education since 2002. I believe that the fishes are meant to swim, while birds meant to fly, education is being forced down in kids, hence to create a healthy and understanding environment. I started with after-school program for kids where they study and learn according to their mental capability, where learning is not forced down upon them. Thankfully, now I have five centres across Delhi, where we help children learn according to their pace, in an interactive manner, with peace.
## Joshua Greene

#### Thailand

*“I support GMP because playing with math has been a constant source of joy in my life and I would like to help everyone have that opportunity.”*

*President/PROMYS Foundation*

Joshua is a mathematical enthusiast, sometimes math teacher and sometimes finance guy. He particularly enjoys thinking deeply about simple things and thinking simply about deep things.
## John Gambino

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I believe that mathematics must be relevant and engaging to capture the hearts and minds of today’s students. Mathematics is elegant and beautiful and mysterious and useful. I believe GMP can help spread the joy of mathematics to all.”*

## Dan Finkel

#### United States

*“I support GMP because all students deserve to see the power, beauty, and joy that mathematics can offer.”*

*Founder, Math for Love*

Dan Finkel is the founder of Math for Love, a Seattle-based organization devoted to transforming how math is taught and learned. Along with producing curriculum and offering professional development for math teachers, Dan is the co-creator of Prime Climb, the beautiful colorful mathematical game, and of Tiny Polka Dot, a new game to help young kids fall in love with numbers. You can see Dan’s TEDx Talk, Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching, online.
## Simon Lavallée

#### Canada

*“I support GMP because I like the way it promotes the fun about mathematical thinking!”*

*Technopedagogue*

Enthusiastic math lover, Simon studied at the Laval University in Quebec City (Canada). He worked with the AQJM’s team on projects like “la semaine des mathématiques” (semainedesmaths.ulaval.ca). Simon also animated Math Shows built by the SMAC team (smac.ulaval.ca). Simon recently joined Scolab Inc. to promote the joy of doing math!
## Dinesh Lahoti

#### India

*“I support GMP because I believe every child can learn maths and we every child should experience its WOWness.”*

*Educator and Director at Edugenie*

## Garima Agarwal

#### India

*“I support GMP because Mathematics is related to the left side of the brain and we can develop models for increasing experiential learning for all.”*

*Business Management Professional*

Hi, This is Garima Agarwal from India, the Modi Land. A curious mind with a sense of adventure to make a dent in the universe through numbers and intuition.
## Richard Hoshino

#### Canada

*“I support GMP because the Project will inspire young people with the message that with inspired teaching and mentorship, anyone can succeed in mathematics and develop the confidence, creativity, and critical-thinking skills so essential in life.”*

*Author of “The Math Olympian” and Professor of Mathematics at Quest University Canada*

Richard Hoshino teaches mathematics at Quest University Canada, an innovative liberal arts and sciences university located in British Columbia. He is also the author of “The Math Olympian”, currently ranked #3 on GoodReads in Best Young Adult Books That Empower, the story of an insecure small-town teenager who commits herself to pursuing the crazy and unrealistic goal of representing her country at the International Mathematical Olympiad, and through that decision, discovers meaning, purpose, and joy.
## Jonathan Crabtree

#### Australia

*“I support GMP because mathematics, revealed well to children, leads to a life of endless wonder and joy. Discovery is addictive!”*

*Mathematics Historian: The Evolution of Elementary Mathematics*

Having once failed mathematics and repeated a year at school, Jonathan Crabtree later came to enjoy exploring the evolution of mathematics and dreaming up new ideas to help explain it. Jonathan has explored hundreds of original source mathematics books and manuscripts spanning 16 languages.
## Chad Richard

#### Canada

*“I believe in the GMP because I support bringing back the love for Math. Any project which supports developing a mindset where math is beautiful is definitely a movement I support.”*

*Numeracy Facilitator*

## Sanela Jukic

#### Croatia

*“I believe in GMP because it can express math’s beauty and significance on a global level.”*

## Kris Fabick

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because today’s students need to be exposed to and learn to utilize global resources in order to find and solve our future’s problems with more efficiency and creativity.”*

## Rakhee Vijairaghavan

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because math is a flexible and creative endeavor where all learners can enjoy the fun and puzzling nature of math and experience success in their learning!”*

*Learning Specialist*

## Jasper Adviento

#### United Arab Emirates

*“I believe in GMP because it provides opportunities to everyone to become a passionate Mathematics learner prepared to contribute in a rapidly changing world.”*

*High School Mathematics Educator*

## Linda Witte

#### United States

*“I support GMP because math is magical and the foundation for reasoning.”*

*Math Teacher Middle School*

I have been a math teacher for 25+ years. I love introducing students to problems that allow them to challenge themselves while inspiring them to love math.
## Jacquie Brodsky

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because it is time for math to be in the spotlight! To show everyone how fun, meaningful, accessible and engaging math can be.”*

*Math Department Head, M.Ed. B.Ed., B.Sc. Hons*

A math teacher for the past 28 years and currently the Math Department Head in a high school. She completed her M.Ed. in Mathematics Teaching, Curriculum and Learning from the University of Toronto OISE and continues to develop materials that help to engage the math learner. Fostering a love of learning and especially mathematical concepts is her passion.
## Sharee Hebert

#### China

*“I believe in GMP because I believe math is a universal language, and GMP aims to unite everyone through the excitement of mathematics.”*

*Secondary Mathematics Teacher*

Sharee Hebert is in her 6th year of teaching internationally, and her 11th year of teaching. She has a master’s of curriculum and instruction for mathematics, and is currently teaching IGCSE/IB and also working on building a support program for primary math teachers to improve their confidence in teaching mathematical topics.
## Ian VanderSchee

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because mathematics is not only a set of problem solving strategies. Students deserve to appreciate mathematics as a language for communication and an art form filled with precision and beauty.”*

## Chee Wei Tan

#### Hong Kong, China

*“I support GMP in promoting mathematics interests through the Julia Robinson Math Festival in Hong Kong and sharing math fun and joy through mathematical games.”*

*Associate Professor*

Dr. Tan received his PhD from Princeton University and is the director of Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival in Hongkong. He founded the Algebra Game Project supported by Facebook FbStart.
## Norma Gordon

#### United States

*“I believe in everyone’s [mathematical] curiosity and potential. The GMP is an exciting opportunity to think-puzzle-ponder globally and act locally!”*

*Mathematics Specialist/Coach*

## Gabriella Pinter

#### United States

*“I support GMP because math should be fun and enjoyable for everyone.”*

*Associate Professor*

## Yan Fu

#### Canada

*“I support GMP because I believe that promoting the understanding of mathematics in a positive and passionate environment can and will enrich the minds and the lives of young and old alike. My passion for mathematics is contagious and I welcome the opportunity to support GMP.”*

*Head of Math/ Civil Engineer*

Yan has been a professional Civil Engineer working in Asia and Canada for 20 years. Faced with the fact that many children her own daughter included were developing a dislike for mathematics in school Yan changed her profession and became a math teacher. Armed with her passion for mathematics and a positive attitude she has brought her enthusiasm into the classroom. Yan has presented at the Gifted Children’s Conference held in Vancouver Canada as well as multiple workshops across Canada and in China. Yan has also worked with school boards in Canada and China to develop a strategy to take the best practices from each education system and combine them to create the best system that each could accept for the benefit of all students. Yan is currently the Head of Math at Ajax High School in Ontario Canada.
## Amy Lin

#### Canada

*“As a math educator, I believe in GMP and am empowered to pique the curiosity of children and help with learning experiences that are enriched with the beauty of math and wishing for all children to discover mathematics – a discovery of a new love that will last a lifetime. “*

*Vice Principal, Math Consultant, Author*

Amy’s background in the sciences and the arts helps explain why her passion in mathematics education is to develop both the logical and creative aspects of the subject. She is currently a Vice Principal with the Peel DSB, is a PhD candidate in math education, as well as a consultant and author. She is often asked to speak on mathematics teaching and learning around the province and beyond and has a TEDx talk entitled “Teaching Math-ishly”. Amy has worked as an administrator, teacher, department head, math coach, a program consultant, a ministry researcher, and a math provincial lead.
## Michelle Manes

#### United States

*“I support GMP because our giant human brains love to solve problems. That exhilaration you get from figuring something out should be the foundation of learning (and doing) mathematics.”*

*Associate Professor of Mathematics*

Michelle has taught mathematics in many situations: from third grade through university; in public schools, private, schools, charter schools, and summer programs; with Deaf students (in ASL), girls, diverse urban populations, teachers, and Ivy League college students. She is the co-founder of the Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawaii, the co-author of several mathematics textbooks and online courses, and the advisor of two PhD students (and counting). She is believes in the power of education to transform lives and in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
## Nathan Borchelt

#### United States

*“I am excited to support GMP as it seeks to empower more students, teachers, and adults to appreciate and be enthusiastic about mathematics.”*

## Beatriz Rodríguez Pautt

#### Colombia

*“I support GMP because I believe maths are an amazing adventure and together we can make everyone enjoy their learning, especially now that we have the virtual learning environments.”*

*Math Teacher, Founder of MathClub Virtual*

Bechy is a math teacher passionate for virtual learning environments. She is Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Ten years ago she created the MathClub Virtual network http://mathclubvirtual.ning.com/ which today has 5811 members from more than 20 countries. She has been speaker at international conferences in several countries.
## Xinli Wang

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because every child should have the opportunity to be exposed to interesting and fun mathematics.”*

## David Petro

#### Canada

*“I support GMP because the idea of a globally connected mathematics project that spans languages & location is ideal for reminding students of the importance of math and how fun math can be. “*

*Math/Science Consultant*

David has been a teacher for over 20 years and is constantly looking for authentic uses of technology that will enhance every math classroom. I love to share what I have developed and reap the benefits of the sharing of others in the global math education community.
## Annija Krama

#### Latvia

*“I support GMP because people need to think that math is cool. And the best way to proove that is by showing that all the world loves it.”*

## Bruce Mafuta Shola

#### Democratic Republic of the Congo

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“I support GMP because for a country such as mine, it is another way to show meaningfulness of maths in life and it is the best action to make for maths leader like me.”
*

*CEO of Build with mathematics*

I am a maths leader which desire is to create a young scientific leadership turn on solving problems of their environment by maths.I actually run up BWM’S NGO which promotes maths culture for students by different games and I am a minded opened to see how they do in others countries.
## Sarita Singh

#### India

*“I believe in GMP because Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe.*

*Professor Of Mathematics*

Dr. Sarita Singh research interest including Fluid dynamics, Mathematical Modelling, Computational Numerical techniques, Mechanical Vibration, Differential equation, Mathematical Physics, Optimization. She has participated in many national and international conferences/seminars/workshops. She has received the award from Mainz University Germany for Women in Applied Math. & Soft Matter Physics Mainz, Germany in 2015, form UCOST Uttarakhand for presenting the research paper in Beijing in 2015 China, from CSIR India for presenting the research in Krakow, Poland in 2012, from Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, for presenting the research paper in Singapore in 2010, from ICWM Society, for International Conference of Women’s Mathematician (ICWM), in Hyderabad in 2010.

## Lesley Wright

#### England, United Kingdom

*“I believe in GMP because not only is Maths an international language but promotes problem solving and is great fun too.”*

## Paul Alves

#### Canada

*“I support GMP because people need to think that math is cool. And the best way to prove that is by showing that all the world loves it.”*

*Mathematics Department Head*

I have been teaching math for close to twenty years but have been infected with a love of math for much longer. The moments in the classroom where a student will utter those precious words “That’s cool!” is still what drives me in my teaching. It is my white whale and while I have spotted her a few times, I still enjoy the search for more of those experiences.
## Will Gourley

#### Canada

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“I believe that the GMP can help break down destructive and antiquated attitudes about Math in our schools.”
*

*Teacher/TED Ed Innovative Educator*

I am a entrepreneur turned educator who has been taught by life’s best teachers – failure and success. The classroom is a space where mistakes are celebrated, not condemned causing us to succeed quicker.
## Matthew Oldridge

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because math is having its moment. Now is our time!”*

*Mathematics Resource Teacher*

A mathematics resource teacher, TEDx and keynote speaker, writer, and thinker. Mathematics classrooms should be places of surprise and wonder, always. Kids will surprise us with the power of their thinking!
## Jo Anna Foreman

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because all students deserve the opportunity to discover the true joy of mathematics.”*

## Hilary Kreisberg

#### United States

*“I support and believe in GMP and its role in uniting math educators to embrace the global shift in mathematics education. The GMP allows me to be part of a society where all educators collaborate to ensure that all students receive the highest quality education in mathematics.”*

*Math Educator*

Dr. Hilary Kreisberg currently works at the Center for Math Achievement at Lesley University, providing math professional development through workshops and courses to districts across Massachusetts. Before transitioning to higher education, Hilary was a K-5 Math Coach and an elementary school teacher. Hilary has a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Special Education Licensure, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, all from Northeastern University. Hilary believes mathematics is a language that everyone can speak. She hopes to one day be a part of a larger shift in the culture of mathematics, one where all humans realize there is no “math” gene, but that everyone can be successful if they develop a growth mindset.
## Francisco Alexandre da Costa

#### Brazil

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“I support GMP because I think Mathematics should be popularized among all people, especially the young ones.”
*

*Professor of Mathematical Physics*

## Nam Ngo Thanh

#### Vietnam

*“I believe in GMP because it helps make teaching math more fun and meaningful.”*

*Grade 5 teacher; Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert; Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow; Skype Master Teacher; Microsoft Teacher Ambassador; Lifeliqe ambassador; ClassDojo Ambassador*

Nam is a primary school teacher of maths at Vietnam Australia International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has authored multiple articles, and has been nationally and internationally recognized for the implementation of creativity and the integration of technology into his teaching. In 2015, he was presented with the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Award, and he represented Vietnam at the Microsoft Global Forum and got the second prize there. He loves teaching maths projects that helps make teaching maths more fun and meaningful.
## Rhodora Elizondo

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP for the reason that math is a universal language that should be spoken by every child in all walks of life.”*

## Michael Wilkinson

#### United States

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“I support GMP because I think that math is for everyone and everyone should have an opportunity to experience the joy of really “doing” math.”
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*Math-Science Specialist*

## Ng Wei Lien

#### Singapore

*“Learning Math can be fun and interesting. GMP is an ideal platform for Math educators to collaborate and exchange creative ideas to make our students appreciate how Math is relevant in our daily lives. “*

*Principal Tutor at JC-Math Tuition*

Ng Wei Lien was a former teacher of a Singapore pre-university institute recognized for value-adding to students’ education. His teaching experience has trained him to explain complicated mathematical concepts into simple terms with basic equations.
Adding a personal touch, he aims to make discussions in each lesson much more engaging. Students are more willing to voice their doubts and he has been able to assess how much they understood. As a passionate educator, he encourages students to learn from their mistakes.

## Ahmad Apriyanto

#### Indonesia

*“I believe in GMP because students need to do the projects to prepare their future to survive in the 21st century.”*

*Mathematics Teacher*

His passion in education and Mathematics led him to Sampoerna University majoring Mathematics Education. After graduating from Sampoerna University until now, he has been learning how to educate students of Sampoerna Academy Jakarta.
## Melissa Dean

#### Canada

*“I believe in GMP because, in my experience as an educator, it is hearing from and learning directly from each other that causes the most growth, and is the best way to support each other in our journey. My own journey as a math educator started from conversation with peers, and has been greatly impacted by math educators from around the world. I see the GMP as a key component in supporting each other in the journey.”*

*Teacher and Numeracy Mentor Teacher*

I have been teaching for a total of 15 years, with experience from Grades 4 to 12. My main area of focus and learning now is as a passionate mathematics educator and advocate as I work alongside intermediate students, and support my colleagues in the role of Numeracy Mentor Coach in my school.
## Sinan Kanbir

#### United States

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“I support GMP because I believe in growth mindsets and multiple solutions of some problems of math education through a global community of learning”
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*Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI, USA*

Dr. Kanbir, as a former mathematics teacher, spent several years teaching math at the middle and high school levels, and university level courses for prospective middle and elementary school teachers. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics education. He teaches mathematics education/mathematics preservice elementary and middle school teacher courses. He does research on the development of students’ and teachers’ algebraic reasoning, particularly in the elementary and middle grades, the development of pre-service teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching, and problem-based instruction.
## Sai Venkatesh

#### India

*“I believe in GMP, because it is all about enjoying Math explorations with a lot of freedom, which is how I like to learn Math and teach Math.”*

## Gina Olmedo Miquiabas

#### United States

*“I support GMP because math is simple yet fascinating and cool yet elegant, and anyone can do it!”*

*Teacher/RGV Texas Association for Bilingual Education*

## Steve Sherman

#### South Africa

*“I believe in GMP because it helps make teaching math more fun and meaningful.”*

*Chief Imagination Officer *

Steve is the chief Imagination Officer for Living Maths. He inspires over 4500 students each week in South Africa and now also the world. It is his goal to spread the joy of maths to as many people as he can.
## Diana A Garcia

#### United States

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“I believe in GMP because every child deserves the opportunity to grow a love for Mathematics.”
*

*Math ❤️*

## Juan R. Barrera III

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I believe every child should enjoy the fun that is mathematics.”*

*Math Teacher / Story Teller*

My name is Juan and I’m a high school and college math instructor. My goal is to share my story and experience with the subject in hope of inspiring young students to enjoy the challenge rather than fear it.
## Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

#### Spain

*“I believe in GMP as a tool to open a door to the joy of mathematics.”*

*Mathematician / Universidad de La Rioja*

Eduardo is a mathematician who does research in Computer Algebra and teaches at the Universidad de La Rioja, in Spain. He hs an intense activity on math communication in spanish through talks, hows, TV, books and his youtube channel Derivando. Eduardo is a member of Big Van, Científicos sobre ruedas, a group of stand-up scientists.
## Courtney Page-Bottorff

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because I think it is important to consciously and continually inspire others to believe in the beauty, power, and importance of mathematics.”*

*Lead Instructor*

## Nurys Correa Díaz

#### Colombia

*“Estoy a favor del GMP porque creo que cultivando el amor a las matemáticas podemos transformar vidas y así transformaremos el mundo.”*

## Nouf Aldossary

#### Saudi Arabia

*“I believe in GMP as a tool to open a door to the joy of mathematics.”*

*Teacher*

## Jelena Kenić

#### Serbia

*“I support GMP because beside all the beauty of mathematics as a science and a fact that it’s all around us, maths lays foundations for the logical reasoning and teaches us to think.”*

*Math Teacher*

I’m the eTwinning ambassador for Serbia and one of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Basicly, I’m a math teacher and curious person who enjoys team work, willing to learn and try out new things. As a big fan of the modern technology I try to use all the opportunities that it offers. I love changes so I constantly try to change my way of teaching and to adapt it for the further generations.
## Luz Septimo-Moreno

#### Panama

*“I believe in GMP because provides a unique opportunity to engage in mathematics while bringing different interests and backgrounds, and thus making mathematics a collective learning experience.”*

*Project Coordinator at SENACYT Panama*

## Dr. Nicki Newton

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I live to bring “coherence, meaning and joy” to math.”*

*Owner/Lead Consultant Newton Education Solutions*

Dr. Nicki Newton is an elementary math education consultant who works with schools and districts around the US and Canada. She is the author of several books, including Guided Math in Action, Math Workshop in Action, Math Running Records in Action, Math Workstations in Action and Problem Solving in Action. She also authored a Problems Solving with Math Models series. Dr. Nicki is an avid blogger, tweeter and pinner.
## Surya Narayana Ganti

#### India

*“I believe in GMP because many of us went into mathematics because of strange and interesting patterns that we discovered. “*

*Retired Mathematics Teacher in USA, staying in India*

## Varna Naik

#### United States

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“I support GMP with all my might. Mathematics is a fundamental skill that everyone needs. Be it understanding basic arithmetic for simple needs or to pursue a high goal, like computer science, engineering, art, ect. Math is just everywhere. I tutor math and do math every single day of my life and would struggle if I didn’t have this skill. Therefore I support GMP and will do my best to put my 2 cents into this movement.”
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*Private Mathematics Tutor*

## Tracy White

#### Canada

*“I support Global Math Project to join a collaborative group of individuals with a common purpose of globally connecting to bring the joy of math to students worldwide.”*

## Rishana Bloom

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I believe that everyone can find their love for mathematics.”*

*Math Teacher – Solomon Schechter School of Westchester*

## Cindy Weitzman

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I want to share the thrill of problem-solving and the joy and power of understanding the world through math with as many people as possible.”*

*Scientist and Freelance Math Classroom Disruptor*

Cindy is a retired molecular biologist turned educator, with a passion for engaging young kids in pattern-finding and problem-solving just for the fun of it. She founded mathletics clubs at the French-American International School in San Francisco, the Escuela Bilingüe Internacional in Oakland, and designed and implemented a math enrichment program that runs at various Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula in the Bay Area.
## Stanislav Chobanov

#### Bulgaria

*“I believe that the GMP can open doors for many students and teachers to the wonders of mathematics and that it can initiate a positive global change in attidutes towards the most beautiful area of human knowledge.”*

*Student at Minerva Schools at KGI*

## Amanda Serenevy

#### United States

*“I support the Global Math Project because I believe this is a wonderful idea for spreading the joy of mathematics world wide.”*

*Executive Director / Riverbend Community Math Center*

Director of a community math center in Indiana, Amanda Serenevy has been involved with the Math Circle movement for the past fifteen years.
## Robin Schwartz aka Robin the Math Lady

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because Math is a universal and international experience that can help people enjoy the thinking process while building community and confidence.”*

*Founder, Math Confidence Adjunct Prof, CMSV*

After working on Wall Street and in the high-tech field of electronics, Robin went back to her first love, Math! This was foreshadowed by correctly and creatively answering a (third round!) Finance job interview question: “What’s 24 x 12?”.
## Thomas Clark

#### United States

*“I support GMP because mathematics should make sense, it should be compelling, interesting, and engaging; this is exactly what GMP is about and I am for it!”*

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics / Dordt College*

## Kathleen Schram

#### Canada

*“I support the Global Math Project because math is exciting! And any project that brings people together to share in the enjoyment of math promotes positive mindsets around mathematics and helps others to see the connections math has with the rest of our world.”*

## Faith Peddie

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because mathematicians are world problem solvers!”*

*Doctorate of Education Candidate/ University of Virginia*

## Nigel Nisbet

#### United States

*“I believe in GMP because mathematics is essentially a creative medium. A musician creates patterns of notes, a poet creates patterns of words, but a mathematician creates patterns of ideas. The difference is that the mathematicians creations will live forever.”*

*Mathematics Learning Game Designer*

Nigel Nisbet, Vice President of Content Creation at MIND Research, leads a team of content specialists in building engaging, interactive and visual games that are designed around neuroscientific research to teach all students how math really works.
## Suresh Kumar

#### India

*“Maths education is the Need for 21st Century Concept Age, To educate & Power Children for this century we need Maths Education to all “*

*Author, Director Maths Made Easy*

We are giving Maths Made Easy as Workshop to Students who suffer from Maths Fear, so that they can face the real life with confidence.
## Meera Raghavan

#### India

*“I believe in GMP as I believe in the important role visualisation plays in the understanding of math concept which in turn makes one love math!”*

## Talip Cengi̇z

#### Turkey

*“I suport GMP because math should be transformed into a game for anybody to learn, play and have fun!”*

*Mathematics Teacher*

Talip learns and teaches math for about 26x365x20 hours since he fell in love with the magic of the numbers. Remaining 4 hours of the day he is in a deep sleep. Designs mathematical games blended with magic. By sharing the secrets of these magic games with everyone, he tries to explain that mathematics is a science that can be done by everyone.
## Kristine Cunningham

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I believe everyone can learn to love and appreciate mathematics and find joy in learning it!”*

*Math Content Specialist/Phoenix Union High School District*

## Virgilius Teodorescu

#### Romania

*“I believe GMP is one of the best opportunity to share Maths and STEM knowledges for teenagers in our world and also, build an ambitious and enthusiastic profesional network.”*

*Math Teacher at Lauder-Reut Educational Complex*

I am 44 years old, 21 years in education, loving math teacher and parent. I have a huge implication in national and international educational projects (Maths, Robotics, Coding, Contests, Students Exchange Programes, Diplomacy & Model United Nations Conferences).
## Moez Ben-Azzouz

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I believe in its mission and goals and I strive to spread the joy and excitement about mathematics and its applications every day in my role as a community college professor and through colloquia, workshops, articles, videos, and tweets.”*

*Professor of Mathematics, Sinclair Community College*

## Marina Molla

#### Greece

*“I support GMP because Math is beautifull. Math is everywhere. It is another way to think and express oneself. Everyone should get the chance to experience that.”*

## Marcos Nuñez George

#### Mexico

*“I belive in GMP because we need to support the new technological generation with math, because they really will be inside the technology “*

*Math Teacher*

Math, Astronomy and Technology Teacher. in Jr High School Public Schools, Tlaxcala Mexico.
I coordinate learnning Clubs Project, there are 6000 students and 450 Voluntary Teacher in Math, Robotics, Astronomy and Science Clubs (After School project), there are clubs in Tlaxcala and other States in Mexico and Nicaragua.
I was the Educational Coach for Tlaxcala Students Delegation for “the NASA Mars Trekker Global Teen Summit 2015”. The Tlaxcala Students won 3 prizes in Space Robotics, Habitat Design and Space Nutrition
Now, there are Robotics Clubs from Elementary School to College in Tlaxcala, working on project to Space exploration, we begun with 50 Jr High School students in 2012 and now are 6000 student in all levels and they participate in some NASA projects.
I participated on NASA educator conference ASU-NASA (2012- 2017) and NASA CEES 2017 in Johson Space Center
The students project in mexico covered STEAM. NGSS, Core Skills
## John Zweck

#### United States

*“I support GMP to encourage the curious to explore mathematical concepts more broadly and deeply than they have before. My hope is that once hooked by the lure of mathematics more of our young minds will find fulfilling careers in which they create and apply mathematics to positively impact human knowledge, and to benefit society and our planet. “*

*Professor Mathematical Sciences and Affiliate Professor Science/Math Education*

John Zweck was an undergraduate at the University of Adelaide where he witnessed the genesis of fellow student Jim Tanton’s revolutionary approach to math education which has now resulted in GMP. After immersing himself in pure mathematics for several years, Zweck switched his focus to computational and applied math. As well as doing fundamental research in differential geometry, Zweck has developed mathematical models of optical fiber communications systems, lasers, plasmas, and trace gas sensors. He has also designed a collection of 3D-printed models to help students develop geometric imagination for multivariable calculus. Zweck received his PhD in Mathematics from Rice University in 1993 and is currently a Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.
## Brent Hughes

#### Australia

*“I believe in GMP and it’s aspirations to change maths education. My career goal is to change the way the world sees mathematics so I am keen to be involved.”*

*Mathematics Specialist – Matific*

In a room full of mathematicians Brent is the mathematical equivalent of a door stop. However I challenge anyone to find someone more passionate about changing the way maths is taught. An early childhood trained educator and lover of mathematics in primary schools Brent works as a teacher educator for Edu-Tech company Matific. His day to day involves eliminating maths anxiety wherever he sees it!
## Laura Luther

#### United States

*“I support the GMP Mathematical process because I have seen the difference in how kids retain and truly understand the steps of a mathematical process instead of just memorizing a formula. Students can problem solve to a higher level thinking that seems to expand to an engineering/architectural mind. In addition, students celebrating why an answer is “different” and mindfully accepting when one does not know the answer shows an abundance amount of thinking mathematically mindfully also goes hand in hand. “*

*Math Teacher*

My name is Laura Luther and I am a mathematical teacher. Math was never my favorite subject until I started researching and teaching math. I truly believe if I had that conceptual visual form mixed with a mathematical mindset thinking things would have been different.
## Betsy Mays

#### United States

*“I support GMP because math education is my passion. As a math teacher I have always strived to make math fun, interesting, and relevant. I want to turn kids (and the world) on to math!”*

## Brett Smith

#### United States

*“I support GMP because everyone deserves to fall in love with math. We just need a proper introduction.”*

## Sandhya Gupta

#### India

*“I support GMP because it would make quality learning of math accessible to all irrespective of economic or social background.”*

*Founder, Aavishkaar*

Sandhya Gupta is the founder of Aavishkaar, a center for Science, Arts, Math and Technology in Himachal Pradesh, India, which aims to make learning a joyful exprience, and make quality learning accessible to all irrespective of their economic or social background. Sandhya is a math & science enthusiast, an electrical engineer, and a women’s education advocate. She earned her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University (Iowa, USA).
## Haneet Gandhi

#### India

*“I support GMP for its dedication for disseminating and popularising Mathematics knowledge across the globe.”*

## Akano Atinuke Nneka

#### Nigeria

*“I believe in GMP because of its dream to spread mathematics knowledge across the globe, I would love to change the mindset of kids that believe that Mathematics is a difficult subject by using real life scenario to teach students Mathematics. “*

## Leslie Dietiker

#### United States

*“I support GMP because students deserve to fall in love with mathematics.”*

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education/Boston University*

Leslie is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Boston University. She researches how mathematical lessons in high school can be designed to inspire student curiosity, joy, and excitement.
## Joshua Hornick

#### United States

*“I support GMP because I like to play and spread joy.”*

## John Whalley

#### Philippines

*“I believe in GMP because I am an advocate for promoting mathematics as an international language. “*

## Nicoleta Agenna Mazilu

#### Romania

*“I support GMP because I believe that “Math The Queen” can bring joy to those that descover and understand her. I want to help changing the perception of math’s learning, meaning a practical approach to the mathematics.”*

*Mathematics Teacher*

Maths teacher, maths trainer, member of Mathematical Society of Romania, I coordinate the math project and contest in foreigner langueges “Mathmoiselle” from 2007 to present. I collaborate with many mathematics journals in the country and participate in maths forum’s discussions.
## Jane Gaun

#### United States

*“I support GMP because everyone should have the opportunity to experience the fun and creativity of learning mathematics.”*

## Grigore Albeanu

#### Romania

*“I support Global Math Project because mathematics affects everything we do, is full of truth, elegance and beauty.”*

*PhD Prof. / Spiru Haret University *

I received my B.S. in mathematics and computer science (1984) and my PhD. in Mathematics (1996) from University of Bucharest, Romania with a thesis on nonlinear models (computational statistics approaches). I am involved in teaching and research on scientific computing, modeling and simulation, and soft computing.
## Pranshu Poddar

#### India

*“I support the Global Math Project because I believe that integration of Mathematics with every field is substantial and it is important that students of all ages understand the wide ranging applications of Math, and are not restricted to contemporary institutional mathematics.”*