Hi! I’m Melissa at Marvel Math.
I truly love, love, love mathematics! My goal is to support teachers by creating engaging, standards-aligned, rigorous math resources that are ready to use. I have a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education and 16 years of k-10 teaching experience. I have taken students through the entire spectrum of mathematics from kindergarten through Algebra and I have a deep understanding of how layers of content are built year-by-year. I create each resource to ensure student success in your classroom and for the years to come. I previously worked as a k-5 Math Staff Developer for the 4th largest school district in Texas and had the opportunity to write problem solving and guided math curriculum used by k-5 teachers in that district. I have traveled throughout California and Texas presenting workshops and series to teachers on a range of math topics. I even had the opportunity to write professional development curriculum for the state of California.
I started creating lessons and supplemental materials, because I saw a great need. I found lots of cute resources that were widely used by teachers, but most of those did not deeply teach mathematics, were poorly aligned to the standards and not at an appropriate level of rigor. I found rigorous and aligned content, but it lacked visual appeal and didn’t motivate my students to engage in mathematics. That is what drove me to launch Marvel Math, a place where you can find well-designed lessons and ideas that are fun, engaging & appealing. A place where cute meets quality.
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If you would like to know a little more about me and my family on a personal level, read my blog post Get to Know Me with 3 FUN Facts!