My name is Joanne and I am excited and inspired by the ways in which I discovered mathematics during my career as a high school teacher.
Most likely like you, I spent long hours in a big library studying for exams only to find that I didn't know what I didn't know. In other words, I had not interacted with the concepts nor had I developed conceptual understanding.
My interactions were limited to the professor's lectures, my interpretation of the book's lessons, and example solutions.
About the same time, I learned that mathematics was acting as a gatekeeper to college and success for many individuals, especially marginalized students underserved by their school offerings and educational histories.
And so it began… da Math for short!