In mathematics, the Greek letter epsilon (ε) means a small positive quantity. Thus the mathematician Paul Erdös referred to children as “epsilons.”
No matter how small a positive numberε is, the function
will grow exponentially–and I believe that no matter how young a child is, they can engage with serious mathematics.
I taught high school math in Boston and New York and have worked with students of all ages, through over a decade of teaching experience. I am now based in Madison, WI. Some current and past projects include:
- I am involved in a mentoring and curriculum project with EducAid, a network of free schools in Sierra Leone. Materials from past EducAid math fairs are available here.
- I taught at Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics and created the packaged course Primes and Programming. The free materials available online include everything you need for 11 one-hour classes that introduce students (grades 6+) to Python and number theory.
- I led a project to create a math museum, incorporating senior capstone projects and the work of 150 students.
- I translated math books from French to English, including Bourbaki: A Secret Society of Mathematicians, by Maurice Mashaal.
I am available for tutoring (locally all ages / online for college students), workshops, homeschool classes, and curriculum writing & consulting. Please contact me to discuss any projects or to just talk about math!