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Changing Perceptions of Math

Sean Briel & Daniel Nash | TEDxHonolulu

Changing Perceptions of Math
by Teaching Students to Teach Themselves

After growing up in Europe and completing his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University, Sean accepted an offer from Teach For America (TFA) to be a High School Math teacher in Hawai’i. After finishing
his two-year commitment to TFA and his master’s degree
at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, his passion convinced him to stay on at Waipahu High School despite other opportunities. This passion continues to inspire him as he teams up with Dan Nash to reshape the very perceptions of how people learn.

While studying Mathematics at Michigan State University, Daniel worked on the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum Committee, did research for the Biological Mathematics program, and served as a teaching assistant for the Emerging Scholars Mathematics program. As a Math instructor at Waipahu High School, Daniel continues to collaborate with fellow Math teacher Sean Briel on reshaping the way Math is learned and taught.