Hey Y’all! I decided to do this blog a little different. My audible words speak so much louder than what I could express in print…. Just know I am a mathematician. I am a doer of mathematics. It is my calling. It is my safe space. It is the tool that I use AND show students how to use so they can think critically, problem solve, and challenge the status quo. It is the vehicle through which I navigate life and all its ups and downs. Mathematics is why I chose to lead from a different role this year. I want to help teachers in finding their why for doing mathematics so they can do the same for their students. I do mathematics because it is political. I do mathematics so it will not be the gatekeeper for my students’ future plans. I do mathematics because it is fun. I do mathematics because it challenging. I do mathematics because I love it. I do mathematics because it is me.

I would like to thank Hema and Sameer for giving me the opportunity to share how I became a “doer” of mathematics and why I do it for my students! Take a look at the slideshow below that shows how I am making myself visible as a “doer” of mathematics.

Love it! Just one correction, I’m an Assistant Principal. -Makeda

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