Welcome! I'm Allison, the founder of Math Beach Solutions.
When I first started teaching, I didn't have a textbook - just the standards and ideas for a curriculum framework. I was swamped with creating notes, practice worksheets, and tests on top of the never-ending grading and paperwork teachers are all too familiar with.
With time, I realized that implementing textbook-based resources is just as frustrating. They were supposedly standards-aligned, but contained many extraneous topics and lacked instruction of any kind for some topics! I was still spending my evenings creating new resources or desperately searching for a quick lesson for the next day.
Over the years, I invested in studying standards, sequencing curriculum, and developing standards-aligned resources for use in my own classroom.
I dreamed of developing a curriculum with time-saving standards-alignment guides to ease the burden of delivering standards-aligned instruction.
The dream behind Math Beach Solutions was brought to fruition in 2018 when I began my journey as a full-time teacher-author.
I am committed to creating engaging resources that enrich student learning while saving precious time when lesson planning.
I strive to provide students with a balanced approach to note-taking by reducing time spent copying problems and definitions, instead, placing emphasis on showing steps and verbalizing understanding of mathematical concepts.
Providing opportunities for movement, purposeful discussion, or a change in routine is another classroom principle I value. Sometimes students really do need time for skills practice, but that doesn't mean they have to stay stuck in their seat silently completing a worksheet!
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M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. in Mathematics
B.A. in English Studies
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