acknowledgements

acknowledgements

As of early 2016, most of the teachers, coaches, and principals featured on this site are from schools participating in Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative work in California, which was funded by the Noyce Foundation from 1997 to 2009. The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative developed a large proportion of the content on this site, including all the Problems of the Month dated 2015 or earlier.

The Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin is deeply grateful to the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and to the Noyce Foundation, and gratefully acknowledges the creativity, innovation, and dedication of the many people who developed the Inside Mathematics website and whose work with the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative is highlighted here.

The social and emotional learning and mathematics materials were developed jointly by the Dana Center and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), with support from the Noyce Foundation.

website development team

  • Designer and creator: Desiree Pointer Mace, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Education, Alverno College (WI), and lead developer of InsideWritingWorkshop.org (2007), and InsideTeaching.org (2006) Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • Videographer: Mark Wieser, CEO, Treehousedv.com

  • Videographer assistant: Brandon Katcher

  • Website graphics design: 1185 Design (Palo Alto, CA)

  • Website technical development: Adam Jones, Q1Websites

  • Content consultant: Audrey Poppers

  • Video transcript and closed caption developer: Karen Chin

  • Project manager: Sara Spiegel

Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative team

  • David Foster, executive director and founder of the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative

  • Linda Fisher, director of the Mathematics Assessment Collaborative for SVMI (appears in videos)

  • Sally Keyes, director of professional development SVMI; math coach, Ida Price Middle School, Cambrian School District (appears in videos)

  • Cindy Chin, office manager

special thanks to those appearing in the videos

Bayshore School District

  • Stephanie Letson, Teacher, and the students and educators of Bayshore Elementary School

  • Megan Martins, Teacher, Robertson Intermediate School

  • Becca Sherman, Math Coach; Norm Fobert, Superintendent, Bayshore School District

Berkeley Unified School District

  • Carolyn Dobson, Teacher, Cragmont Elementary School

  • Jacob Disston, Teacher; Jesse Ragent, Teacher; Allison Krasnow, Teacher; and the students and educators of Willard Middle School

Brisbane School District

  • Joe Condon, Teacher, and the students and educators of Lipman Middle School

Cambrian School District

  • Cecilio Dimas, Teacher; Kamaljit Sangha, Math Department Chair; Deb Negrete, Principal; and the students and educators of Ida Price Middle School
  • Michelle Makinson, Teacher; Sally Keyes, Coach; and the students and educators of Bagby Elementary School, San José, California

Emery Unified School District

  • Tracy Lewis, Teacher; Camille Paris, Teacher; Stacy Carignan, Teacher; Audrey Miles, Teacher; Anthony Rogers, Teacher; Taheedah Wren, Teacher; Jaguanana Lathan, Principal; and the students and educators of Anna Yates Elementary School

  • Leslie Thornley, Math Coach, Emery Unified School District

Fremont Union High School District

  • Cathy Humphreys, Teacher, and the students and educators of Fremont High School

Fremont Unified School District

  • Hillary Lewis-Wolfsen, Teacher, and the students and educators of Forest Park Elementary School

Hayward Unified School District

  • Erika Isomura, Teacher; Mia Buljan, Teacher and Math Coach; and the students and educators of Glassbrook Elementary School

  • Katy Arrillaga, Teacher, and the students and educators of Ruus Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School District

  • Patty Ferrant, Teacher, and the students and educators of T.R. Pollicita Middle School

  • Antoinette Villarin, Teacher, and the students and educators of Fernando Rivera Middle School

  • Liz O’Neill, Teacher, and the students and educators of M.H. Tobias Elementary School

  • Michelle Kious, Teacher, and the students and educators of Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

  • Kris Acquisti, Math Coach; Brian Allen, Math Coach; Debbie Borda, Mathematics Coordinator and Math Coach; and Suzanne McSpadden, Math Coach, Jefferson Elementary School District

Pacifica School District

  • Brian Cooper, Teacher; Jean McMartin, Teacher; and the students and educators of Vallemar School

  • Ford Long, Math Coach, Pacifica School District

San Carlos School District

  • Fran Dickinson, Teacher; Elysha Passeggi, Teacher; Stacy Emory, Curriculum and Resource Coordinator; and the students and educators of San Carlos Charter Learning Center

  • Margie Trainer, Math Coach, San Carlos School District

San Leandro Unified School District

  • Carlos Cabana, Teacher, and the students and educators San Leandro High School

San Lorenzo Unified School District

  • Barbara Shreve, Teacher, and the students and educators of San Lorenzo High School

All Others Appearing in the Videos

  • Phil Tucher, Math Coach, Bay Area Coalition of Essential Schools