“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, ScolabA 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.
“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 UniversityChris 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.
“I support GMP because it is time that the whole world learns math in a joyful manner.”
“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.”
“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 Ed3DAfter 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.
“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 ConsultantA 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.
“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, ChinaProfessor Zou is a faculty member of Sichuan University (SCU), received his PhD from there, an academic member of Talents Research Association of Sichuan Province, a senior consultant for DIPONT education, and a enthusiast of mathematics education working closely with both domestic and overseas mathematicians.He is the author two calculus textbooks and is an award-winning teacher at SCU, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Manitoba, University Calgary, and University of Oxford.
“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 conferenceAssistant at the Institute of Mathematics at Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland. Member of European Society for Research in Mathematics Education and Polish Association of Mathematics Teachers. Originator and organizer of a series of international, scientific conferences Mathematical Transgressions and several conferences for Polish mathematics teachers (e.g., Mathematical Coaching). Interested in affective dimension of the learning of mathematics. Preparing her thesis under the supervision of Tomasz Szemberg (Pedagogical University of Cracow) and Gerald Goldin (Rutgers University, USA).
“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 GoogleAfter graduating from the Stanford Teacher Education Program, Daniel taught high school math for 9 years with Madison Public Schools in Wisconsin and Summit Public Schools in the bay area. He has also worked with the Level Playing Field Institute and YouCubed. Currently, he is an instructional designer for a math and computer science enrichment program at Google. Daniel’s parents surrounded him with puzzles and games as a child, instilling in him a love for play and problem solving. He envisions a world where kids learn to approach math with courage, creativity and a growth mindset so that they become adults who do the same.
“I support the Global Math Project because I support making mathematics engaging, enjoyable, accessible, and thought provoking.”
Founder of the Julia Robinson Mathematics FestivalNancy 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.
“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 UniversityDave 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.
“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 CincinnatiI 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.
“I support the Global Math Project because in such a divided society, a shared positive global view of mathematics might just create unity.”
Mathematics Coordinator, San Joaquin County office of Education Adjunct Professor, Math Methodology, San Joaquin Teacher’s CollegeI 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.
“I believe in GMP because everybody’s life should be filled with joy and math enables us to experience it.”
Avid Math Enthusiast and Math Book TranslatorAleksandra is a former secondary math teacher, currently working as IT developer. She is an avid math enthusiast who translates math books, and gives and listens to math lectures. She especially enjoys ones that highlight the history of mathematics or discuss the teaching of mathematics, or both!
“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.”
“I want to help GMP promote problem solving that builds cultural and community bridges, ushering in lasting generations of joyful and playful mathematics.”
CEO Innovative MATH SolutionsAlbert 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.
“I believe in the GMP because even the most brilliant minds deserve a play time with math concepts instead of additional worksheets and acceleration.”
Founder of Extracurricular Center targeting Gifted ChildrenAfter 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.
“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.”
Math TeacherChris is a mathematics teacher and department chair at The Columbus Academy and is pursuing a PhD in mathematics education and masters in math part time. He enjoys dynamic geometry, math contests, and math circles and also participates in local and national professional organizations such as NCTM.
“I support GMP simply to bring joy back to mathematical learning.”
Suzy Manuela Prajea
“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.”
Ph.D.in Mathematics, Finalist Global Teacher Prize, Class Nobel Educator, Honeywell Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Varkey Teacher AmbassadorTeacher 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.
“I support the Global Math Project because the pleasure and power of mathematics should be made available to everyone.”
Professor of Mathematical Sciences, UMass Lowell, USAJim 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.
“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.”
Retired Math Teacher – Teaching for North American Family Institute – troubled teensDick 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.
“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!”
Numeracy Lead TeacherAlicia 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.
“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.”
Director, Math for Teaching Program, Harvard Extension SchoolAndy 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.
“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!”
Associate Professor, University of TorontoRon 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.
“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.”
Founder and Operations HeadLiberty is a High School Mathematics Teacher with 5 years experience. Liberty recently founded Academia de Mathematica – AdeM, a Mathematics Education Development Organization and its the process of being incorporated. Liberty’s core focus is to stimulate enthusiasm and positive participation in the learning of mathematics in schools through our curriculum that includes mathematical activities and games that makes learning mathematics easier and enjoyable.
“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.”
Math TeacherShiline Nguyen is a high school math teacher who loves to infuse history of mathematics with her lessons. She also acts as the students’ mentor because she firmly believes that all students have the ability to succeed in mathematics and academics, and goes out of her way to accommodate her students’ learning needs.
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.”
“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 InstituteVinodkumar has been teaching Mathematics for standard 9 to 12 and for engineering entrance exams for 23 years. Solving and making new problems, developing new techniques to make Mathematics interesting to the students and developing theory for different topics in a better way has been Vinodkumar’s passion for years.
“I am excited to be a part of GMP to connect with other mathematics enthusiasts around the world and share ideas globally. ”
“I support GMP because I would like to see mathematics taught for understanding and not just for knowledge.”
Senior School Mathematics TeacherMike has been teaching secondary mathematics for 26 years, and is currently teaching Mathematics at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth, a school with an academic focus. Mike has been involved in Computer Algebra Systems in Mathematics and has a personal interest in recreational mathematics and shifting the stigma of mathematics from being just myths and algorithms to one that allows students to see the wonders and enjoyment of the subject through patterns and visual learning.
Jorge Nuno Silva
“I support GMP because I find that the enjoyment of mathematics should be taken to all.”
Professor at the University of LisbonJorge 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.
“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 CollegeEric McDowell earned his doctorate in Mathematics at West Virginia University and has been teaching at Berry College (Georgia) since 1998. He has published research articles in the area of topology, but derives his greatest professional pleasure from teaching and exploring exciting pedagogical techniques.
“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 SchoolRoy 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.
“I support GMP because I share its goals of spreading awareness, appreciation, and enthusiasm for mathematical reasoning to everyone.”
Timothy J. Brzezinski
“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 ConsultantTimothy 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
“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 UniversityJavier got his undergraduate degree in mathematics in Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, during this time he was a leader and deputy leader for the Guatemalan team that participated in the IMO. Javier moved to Ohio to study a PhD in mathematics which is currently finishing. He works with one math circle in Athens, Ohio and one in Totonicapan, Guatemala.
Mamokgethi Setati Phakeng
“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 EducationHaving 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.
Nana Akosua Owusu-Ansah
“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 AfricaNana Akosua Owusu-Ansah is a mathematics educator and also a PhD student working on developing instructional designs to enhance algebraic thinking levels of Ghanaian students. The activities she is working on will include patterns in numbers and geometric shapes. Literature in this research area is scarce in Ghana and there are currently no curriculum materials to guide teachers to develop algebraic thinking levels.
Amrit Bahadur Poudel
“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 NepalAs 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.
“I support GMP because it is time that people discover that Mathematics can be an amazing, wonderful, and joyous experience.”
“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 UniversityAlissa 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.
“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.”
“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.Gaya is a Mathematics Educator who has 14 years of teaching experience in both Mathematics and Physics at high-school and university first year level. She earned her PhD in Mathematics Education in 2015 as a result of her passion to bring the knowledge and awareness of the various aspects of Mathematics Education to her home country Sri Lanka. She’s currently working as the Chief Mathematics Coordinator at the Lyceum International School and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
“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. “
“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 TeacherSnežana works at an elementary school and runs math department. Snežana works to connect math with other sciences and arts. Along with colleagues, Snežana presented at the Festival of Science in Belgrade, the largest scientific event in Southeast Europe, with the theme “Did was my grandmother fractals knew, what would then carpets weave.” With my students, I created a mathematical list “Math,” which deals with the popularization of mathematics and science in general, in an interesting and entertaining way.
“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.”
“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 MovementKristóf 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.
“I support the Global Math Project because I believe that every child deserves to have fun and excitement in learning mathematics.”
“Math is all around us and GMP can help teachers and students to share its beauty and benefit wherever they are on this planet.”
“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.”
MicrobiologistMr. Malokots is a Microbiologist by profession. Local educationalist by aptitude. He is working on American special education program, Response to Intervention currently for local student who struggle with maths and science. Coordinator for the educational office at Academic Success Consultancy meant to bring closer the services for student who struggle at school.
“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 TeacherNela Spasojevic is currently a math teacher of “Tehnicka skola Trstenik”, Serbia. Nela has been teaching for 19 years, and has been a team leader for the Entertaining Science Workshop organized within the Center for Kids and Youth in Vrnjacka Banja for 2 years. She is also a regular presenter for annual math teacher meetings organized by Mathematical Association of Serbia.
“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 AcademySasha 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.
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.”
“I support GMP because I believe mathematics is for everyone.”
“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 SchoolI am a Maths teacher at Birla Public School , Pilani. I believe in learning by doing. I create opportunities for my students to learn the concept of Mathematics by pla way methods. I involve role play, gaming, music, technology like socrative Braingenie, Edmodo while teaching my students. I believe they will love Mathematics if we create the feeling of appreciating the beauty and involvement of Maths in every sphere of our lives.
Shaula Fiorelli Vilmart
“I support GMP because it shows that Mathematics are only very good and simple ideas of which mathematicians take maximum advantage.”
“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 DataDan has an MS in mathematics. For the last 18 years he has worked in the financial services industry applying mathematics to modeling, data, and IT problems. He still does math for fun and for the last three years has run a local math club and coached math teams for middle school students in Chesapeake Virginia.
Aarthi Lourdes SA
“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 TeacherAfter 11 yrs of working in IT field in India and USA, I quit, in order to find meaningful ways to contribute to education in India. I’m still in the process of forging my path. As of now, I’m doing a course on inquiry oriented education while doing Math projects with my 7 year old.
“I believe in GMP because I am passionate about making math fun!”
“I support GMP because I believe everyone can learn to flail and succeed at joyful and empowering mathematical problem solving.”
“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 AmericaI have a degree in Mathematics from Montana State University Billings and I work in youth development with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County. I work with youth in an informal inquiry based approach attempting to build recreational mathematicians out of all youth.
“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.”
“I support GMP because Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.”
Postdoctoral Fellow/IIT RoorkeeDr. 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.
“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 ISDJerri LaMirand was a math teacher for 21 years and now serves as the Director of STEM for Eanes ISD in Austin, TX, as well as Vice-President for the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics (TASM). She helps area math leaders and teachers make connections between math & science.
“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.”
“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 MatematikEbru 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!
“I support GMP because Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.”
Professor, Dept. of Appl. Mathematics & Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Technikum WienI have graduated from the Vienna University of Technology and my field of specialization is Philosophy of Mathematics. At the University I am teaching mostly undergraduate and some graduate mathematics courses for engineering students and I have founded a still growing initiative in the field of Early Mathematics Education – www.minimath.at.
“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 communicatorTijana is a mathematician, science communicator, and science journalist. She works at the Center for the Promotion of Science (CPN) in Serbia and she is organizing a popular science events. She would like to connect with all math communicators and math enthusiasts so they can together spread the beauty of math, and teach people how to love it and use it.
“I support GMP because I believe that it is an excellent way of discovering both, beauty of math, and math of beauty.”
“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 :)”
“I believe in GMP because it will foster math education and it will raises the math culture in society.”
“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.”
“I support GMP because math brings people together and is WAY too much fun not to share!”
“I support GMP since we have the same values. Mathematics Education has no boundaries! “
“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.”
“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 LearningJohn has spent over 35 years in classrooms (Grades 6 – 12) as a mathematics teacher, mentor, coach and professional learning facilitator in Ontario. In addition, he has been a curriculum developer, textbook author, and OAME director. Mostly retired now, John continues to support mathematics teachers as a workshop leader at local & provincial conferences.
“I support GMP to contribute ending school failure and potentiate the mathematical talent of children in Colombia.”
Math Department CoordinatorJorge, 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.
“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
“I support GMP because math is always in our life and I believe that it is a world wide language which must be popularised.”
“I support GMP as math education is to be understood than to be taught.”
Founder TsbeduFounder 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.
“I support GMP because mathematics and fun are made for each other.”
“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.”
“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.”
England, United Kingdom
“I support GMP because maths is a beautiful and powerful language for making sense of the world.”
“I believe in GMP because it clearly shows the beauty of mathematics and it is the proof that everyone can be brilliant at math.”
“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.”
“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 LabsSyed 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.
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 MathsCaroline 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.
“I support GMP as I want the children to enjoy understanding maths with innovative methods so that their reasoning is enhanced “
EducationistI 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.
“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.”
“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.”
“I support GMP because all students deserve to see the power, beauty, and joy that mathematics can offer.”
Founder, Math for LoveDan 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.
“I support GMP because I like the way it promotes the fun about mathematical thinking!”
TechnopedagogueEnthusiastic 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!
“I support GMP because I believe every child can learn maths and we every child should experience its WOWness.”
Educator and Director at EdugenieI am an engineer turned educator cum teacher trainer cum mathemagician. I run a program WOW Maths to give children a joyous mathematical learning experience. To remove maths phobia I travel across the country and conduct WOW Maths show, to make maths more hands on for student I run Maths Gallery Project where we teach maths students to learn maths by making models with readily available materials. I believe students should be encouraged to “Think Mathematically” to do this I conduct hand on puzzle marathon session – Puzzlothon. I feel teacher need to be empowered with different tools and teaching methodologies and to do this I conduct hands on session with teachers.
“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.”
“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 CanadaRichard 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.
“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 MathematicsHaving 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.
“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 FacilitatorChad is a Numeracy Facilitator in the Durham Region in Ontario, supporting K-8 mathematics education. He also is the President of the Ontario Mathematics Coordinators Association, facilitating conversations and professional development for math leaders in the province. A teacher of mathematics for 16 years, he finds joy in giving his students the chance to learn and enjoy math.
“I believe in GMP because it can express math’s beauty and significance on a global level.”
“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.”
“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 SpecialistRakhee is a Learning Specialist for the Calgary Board of Education with a passion for changing mindsets about math teaching and learning. She believes all learners can think mathematically and wonder about patterns and relationships between numbers, and have fun learning pure mathematics.
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 EducatorJasper Adviento teaches Mathematics at the American School of Dubai. He has been teaching Mathematics since 1996. He is passionate in challenging and motivating to students to love Math. He sponsors the ASD Mu Alpha Theta organization and is involved in many activities that promote the subject.
“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. HonsA 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.
“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 TeacherSharee 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.
“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 math interests by organising the Julia Robinson Math Festival in Hong Kong in April 2017 and sharing math fun through games.”
“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/CoachNorma is currently a Mathematics Specialist and Coach having spent more than two decades in public education. When not working passionately with students and educators, you might find her advising innovative edtech companies, sharing stories at national/regional conferences and connecting globally in the mathed twittersphere.
“I support GMP because math should be fun and enjoyable for everyone.”
Associate ProfessorGabriella Pinter earned her PhD in Mathematics at Texas Tech University in 1997, and was a post-doc at NC State University for three years before getting a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She enjoys teaching courses in applied mathematics, as well as working with prospective and practicing teachers. She leads a Math Circle for middle and high school age students.
“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 EngineerYan 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.
“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, AuthorAmy’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.
“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 MathematicsMichelle 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.
“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
“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 VirtualBechy 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.
“I believe in GMP because every child should have the opportunity to be exposed to interesting and fun mathematics.”
“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. “
“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
“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 mathematicsI 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.
“I believe in GMP because Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe.
Professor Of MathematicsDr. Sarita Singh, is an In-charge Head, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, School of Physical Sciences, Doon University Dehradun Uttarakhand India from August 2015. She has received her M. Sc. Industrial Mathematics & Informatics from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in 2004 and PhD in Biomechanics, Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, G.K.V. Haridwar in 2011. Uttarakhand. In 2012, She has joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics Uttarakhand Technical University Dehradun then promoted to Head of the Department.
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.
England, United Kingdom
“I believe in GMP because not only is Maths an international language but promotes problem solving and is great fun too.”
“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 HeadI 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.
“I believe that the GMP can help break down destructive and antiquated attitudes about Math in our schools.”
“I believe in GMP because math is having its moment. Now is our time!”
Jo Anna Foreman
“I believe in GMP because all students deserve the opportunity to discover the true joy of mathematics.”
“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 EducatorDr. 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
“I support GMP because I think Mathematics should be popularized among all people, especially the young ones.”
Professor of Mathematical PhysicsI’m a theoretical physics with a PhD in Physics. Currently, I teach a lot of courses involved with mathematical methods for scientists. However, I have plenty of curiosity about mathematical teaching on all levels, especially on basic education. Mathematics is crucial for everyone who is interested in any field, from home economics to the most advanced branches of physical sciences and modern technology.
Nam Ngo Thanh
“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 AmbassadorNam 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.
“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.”
“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.”
Math-Science SpecialistI have been teaching math at the upper elementary school level for 30 years and love to share my passion for mathematics with my students everyday. We engage in real inquiry based learning and construct our understanding of concepts while having a lot of fun exploring real problems. Computation is for the calculators, mathematics is for the humans!
Ng Wei Lien
“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 TuitionNg 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.
“I believe in GMP because students need to do the projects to prepare their future to survive in the 21st century.”
“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 TeacherI 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.
“I support GMP because I believe in growth mindsets and multiple solutions of some problems of math education through a global community of learning”
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI, USADr. 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.
“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
“I support GMP because math is simple yet fascinating and cool yet elegant, and anyone can do it!”
Teacher/RGV Texas Association for Bilingual EducationGina is a high school math teacher (PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS) and an adjunct math professor (South Texas College). She is also a UIL coach in Biology and Accounting. Gina is currently enrolled in Harvard’s Math for Teaching Program. She is passionate and adventurous about teaching mathematics in a creative and innovative way.
“I believe in GMP because it helps make teaching math more fun and meaningful.”
Diana A Garcia
“I believe in GMP because every child deserves the opportunity to grow a love for Mathematics.”
Math ❤️Diana is a Math instructor at South Texas Preparatory Academy. She currently hold two Masters degree one in Curriculum and Instruction of Mathematics from the University of Arlington and a second degree in Teaching of Mathematics from Harvard. Diana sees that there is a high need to modify the way mathematics is being taught in the classroom, giving students an opportunity to embrace Mathematics.
Juan R. Barrera III
“I support GMP because I believe every child should enjoy the fun that is mathematics.”
Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón
“I believe in GMP as a tool to open a door to the joy of mathematics.”