What is a K12 Math Communicator? Well, I am! Just as those in science communication engage in the practice of “… informing, educating, raising awareness of science-related topics, and increasing the sense of wonder about scientific discoveries and arguments: (Wikipedia), my work seeks to inform, educate, raise awareness of, and increase the sense of wonder (and joy) about math.
In September 2021, I started a new position as the Chief Equity Officer and Mathematics Principal at the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning. In this position, I continue to study how teachers use mathematics curriculum, particularly with students classified as English learners. In addition, I am working to ensure the Lastinger Center lives out its mission to work toward a more equitable and just educational system. That same month I also started my term on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. My research has been published in a number of journals including the Review of Educational Research, Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, and Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
I write a blog called Mathematically Educated, I hope you check it out!
Zandra is the creator of Mathematically Educated, a blog in which she writes about teaching and learning mathematics
She is also the co-creator (along with Sam Otten) of a free series of videos for teachers (www.twominuteteachersguide.com).
She also loves gardening and has a blog where she shares pictures of her garden.