"I aim to dispel the fear commonly associated with math and use fun engagement to help develop analytical thinking abilities! ~ Dr. Valerie Camille Jones

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Getting kids engaged in STEM can be a challenge - especially if they don’t have great math-esteem just yet. By using popular culture (superheroes in particular) teachers and parents can get their children involved in complex problem solving without breaking a sweat. A...

With the release of the blockbuster movie Ready Player One, we have another super opportunity to reach math students in one of their favorite environments: VIDEO GAMING!

The Story Line

Ready Player One is a story set in 2045, in a dystopian world that is harsh and almost...

April 6, 2018

So, this week, I’d like to share with you one of my past lessons about Type of Numbers. Who knew numbers had types, right? LOL! :)  Well, you teachers did, but for the kids we teach, this concept can be confusing.

Classifying Numbers

There are two main types of numbers...

Geometry can be a daunting subject for many students. Imagining shapes and figures and how they fit together in the physical world can be a tough thing to grasp. But if we can make it more concrete and help students wrap their hands, as well as their eyes, around it......

March 19, 2018

Explaining math concepts with holograms & super heroes - Does it get more exciting than that?

That’s exactly what made this lesson on the concepts of holograms, scale factor, and the Pythagorean theorem so much fun!

The Black Panther was a hit movie this year, and it’s n...

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