About the Author

254575_965045948036_1500734_46904279_1793155_nKassia Omohundro Wedekind has been both a classroom teacher and a math coach in Fairfax County Public Schools, outside of Washington, D.C. Her professional passion is building strong mathematical communities in which teachers guide children’s development as mathematicians through problem solving and an understanding of how children learn about math.

Kassia is available to lead a variety of  professional development opportunities. Please contact her for more information.

8 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Hi Kassia, I’ve been checking out the blog today and really really enjoy it. We have been brainstorming so much over this summer about ways to make our math curriculum come alive even more. Your blog has some great ideas, I’ll be checking it out a lot. Thanks!

  2. Kassia,
    I read parts of your book online and have been talking it up at school. Another teacher bought the book online and I WON it. My colleague Tammy asked me if I had read any of the other books referred to. I ran and got her my copies of 3 titles. I have been trying to get people to read these books for years. Today my colleague couldn’t wait to tell me about what happened with her first counting circle yesterday and how the kids were asking when they were going to do it again. In an instant, you have changed us! I am excited about coming to school and teaching and learning and listening to my kids. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

  3. Kassia,
    I have two pages to go until I finish your new book, Math Exchanges. It is rare that I read a professional book cover-to-cover, but your book is an exception. I am in awe of your ability to describe the meaning-making moments in which your students construct mathematical concepts, as well as your ability to inform readers how they can make those moments happen in their own math exchanges. When I got to the “How I’ve Changed as a Mathematician” section of the final chapter, my heart was warmed. Teaching students to reflect on their own math practice in the primary grades is such a powerful strategy. I have been studying “The Standards for Mathematical Practice” of the Common Core (CCSSM). Your book is a guide on how to bring those practices to life in the K-2 classroom (and I believe can be applied beyond K-2).Thank you for the work you have done to help educators improve their math practice. You can find me @LMechanics on twitter. Looking forward to following you! –Rebecca Zullo, M.Ed.

    1. I’m so glad the book was meaningful for you, Rebecca. The “How I’ve Changed as a Mathematician” thoughts are some of my favorite. Fascinating to understand how they see their thoughts/understanding changing over time. Looking forward to following you on Twitter as well. –Kassia

  4. Kassia,
    I loved your book Math Exchanges and it inspired me to apply for a small grant. My grant will allow me to visit the homes of struggling kindergartners in mathematics. Chapter 6 “Kindergarten Mathematicians” has been essential in helping establish a foundation for this project. I wanted to ask you more about the success in your math home visits with kindergartners. I’d love to learn more about that project-resources, time, follow-up, etc. Thank you for sharing what you do as a good teacher. Your time and effort in being a fantastic teacher helps me to be a better teacher. Thank you.

    1. Ashley,
      Thanks so much for your comment. Congratulations on your grant! The kindergarten home visits were transforming for me. I’d love to talk to you more about them. Feel free to email me at omohundro@gmail.com if you want to chat more.
      Best of luck!
      Kassia

  5. Hi Karissa, do you happen to have a ‘personal’ math blog that you use to share other professional ideas, etc .from your job If so, I’d love to follow it! Thanks so much for opening my eyes to the wonders of the math workshop. I’m at a Teacher’s College affiliate school for reading and writing workshop and this has inspired me to start doing the same with math too!

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