Angela McIver joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life.
Our guest – Angela McIver
I am a Philadelphia resident and small business owner. In 2014, I opened Trapezium Math Club® – an after-school math program that serves students in grades k-5 in the Philadelphia area. I completed my PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and wrote a dissertation on Understanding the Numerical Reasoning of Middle School Students. My experiences interviewing children all over the country about their understanding of basic math concepts led me to develop math materials that are both engaging and confidence-building for young children. I continue to explore ways to teach challenging math to very young children through Trapezium Math Club®. Dinner Table Math® was designed to give parents the tools they need to build fearless, confident math learners at home.
Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview
- Who are you?
- What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
- What was valuable about your school experience?
- Which teachers do you remember and why?
- Who did you admire when you were young?
- What was it about that person that had such an impact?
- What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
- What advice would you give your younger self?
- What does your future look like?
- What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?
Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.