Jillian Folino, NBCT

Jillian spent 8 years teaching high school mathematics. During that time she worked for two different districts, helped to facilitate mathematics teaching camps, and was a peer teaching mentor. She has presented at the Mathematical Association of America Annual conference, and was published in the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State Journal. She became National Board certified in 2017 and has spent the last two years as a 6-12 mathematics instructional coach at Indian River Central School District.

The 1 Million Pennies Project: A K-12 Classroom Project

March 13, 2020

“I hate math.” How many times have you heard this statement from adults and students alike? As someone whose job is centered on math and math education, it hurts every time I hear it; and like most math teachers, I’ve heard it a lot. I’ve recently switched roles from a high school math teacher to a 6th-12th grade math instructional coach. My new role has taken me in a million different directions, but one of my main focuses is developing a positive outlook towards math in our middle-high school. Each year I’ve tried to develop a project that highlights math…

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