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Struggling to Get Students Excited about Math?

  • Endlessly searching for better math problems?
  • Frustrated when students give up too easily?
  • Feeling pressured by high-stakes testing?

There’s a Better Way

Join the movement of teachers learning to spark curiosity, encourage productive struggle, and promote meaningful discourse in math class.

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Download my favorite math problems and try one. I've found these problems to be accessible, challenging and fun!
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Learn new strategies to spark curiosity, encourage productive struggle, and promote discourse with my monthly emails and videos.
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Book a workshop for your school or district. We will do some math and explore how to make math irresistible for every child!
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Testimonials

  • We want to thank you for presenting to our teachers. They were very engaged and excited about your presentation and enjoyed the activities. We need everyone to hear your message!
    Barb Bodart – Licking County Gifted Coordinator
  • Dr. Shah’s full day workshop was awesome! Two days later, we are still talking Math!!! It was a wonderful PD. Thank you for your time, insight AND activities.
    Karen Mahan – Lorain Digital Academy
  • First, I have to tell you how much my gifted teachers LOVED your presentation at the OAGC Teacher Academy! We met today and they kept going on and on about how wonderful you were, how great the presentation was, and how many ideas/concepts they were able to take away from your session!
    Stephanie DeBevoise – Newark City Schools Gifted Coordinator

I'm on a mission to make math irresistible for all.

I have always had an affinity for math. Powered by my love of math, I earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1999 which led to a decade in R&D at Intel. In 2008, I quit my job and founded Math Plus Academy, an after-school STEM enrichment program for kids from ages 5 – 14. I'm also proud to be a founding member of The Global Math Project. In addition, I also help lead a Math Teacher Circle and host the Julia Robinson Math Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Over the last several years, I have worked with numerous school districts throughout the country and presented at numerous conferences including NCTM Annual, NCSM Annual, and the National Math Festival.