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Award-winning math teacher develops a curriculum on gerrymandering

In the News | April 25, 2022

MƒA Master Teacher and 2021 Muller Award for Professional Influence in Education winner Kate Belin was featured in a Chalkbeat New York “How I Teach” profile where she discusses the mathematics of gerrymandering, how she knew she wanted to work at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx, and why she sees teaching as inherently political.

“Without a doubt, my greatest professional impact comes from the work I do with my students at Fannie Lou,” Belin said. “But I do have an agenda. I want to see a national shift in how we teach math, what math is, and who has access to it. Everyone should have access to high-quality math instruction. And math should be understood as something that is relevant, intuitive, all around us, and not as something that is accessible only to some.”

You can read Kate’s inspiring story here.