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How did I get here? – an abridged story of making sense of math.

Age 9, can add sums quicker than others. * People say I’m “good at math”. Standardized tests agree with me.*

Age 12, attended Higher Achievement Program, (HAP) St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City. * For six week summer program, first hint that there are different paths through math.*

High School, St. Peter’s Prep. *Four very different math teachers. Interesting to see which of my classmates like which aspects of math.
Age 16 – 22 – teaching at HAP. I try to return the favor. Kids like it. Hmmm…
*Undergraduate College, Rutgers

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Graduate Seminar in Math Education, Rutgers

*You did well in Calculus 1 & II. You can tutor in our Intensive Calculus course.” Me: “Wow, I this is not the calculus I learned last year. What is calculus, anyway?”**.*

Graduate School at Rutgers

*Wow, these “ordinary” 4th graders can do amazing things if you give them the chance to invent their own strategies.*

*.**17 years of learning from another amazing “ordinary” group of kids as they grow from 2nd**graders to college students. Me: still learning calculus.*to be continued…

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