Replacing math anxiety with math joy.
Workshops, consulting, and coaching services
designed to build math confidence
What is Stronger Math?
Math should be a subject that sparks joy; I’m here to help make that happen in your community. By building math confidence in all stakeholders, students become a part of a community that believes everyone is a math person. When we strengthen our own math confidence, we get better at creating a classroom culture where students thrive mathematically. Since 2015, I’ve been dedicated to strengthening math education by presenting at school districts, regional organizations, and national conferences - get in touch to help build a Stronger Math program today.
See What Others are Saying About Stronger Math
I attended your session in New Orleans and was absolutely enchanted. It was by far the most fun and engaging presentation I went to. My favorite part was how involved I felt. I was being asked to define, weigh in, and examine my deeply held beliefs about common lunch items. I am going to be trying out your debate this week in the classroom and I am very excited. Thanks again for sharing this great presentation
Shelby Strong represents confidence in the field of mathematics and focuses on improving students’ knowledge and acquisition of the content. As a math educator, she worked closely with students to eliminate misconceptions and promote sensible perceptions of numbers as they relate to each other and the real world. Her focus on reducing math anxiety and improving students’ conceptual knowledge leads to improved student outcomes and confidence with their studies.
Shelby found a way to relate to my godson that made him not hate math by creating a relationship of trust with him, where he could be wrong over and over again, but she truly believed he would get it right in the end. He gained confidence through this and it allowed him to try harder. This confidence began to show in his other classes as well and he wasn’t as willing to give up so easily.
She is an inspiration.
I am a special needs educator. I felt rudderless at times. The district, and my experience, was not preparing me for how or why I should teach math to my students. I walked into her classroom and felt joy. Her students had expectations, vocabulary, and language to share with each other. I knew then: high expectations and diverse teaching strategies equaled equity among all students. I implemented her strategies and then… joined in the love teaching mathematics. Math became me and my students favorite part of our day.
She showed me that math is more than numbers. It’s a drive to make more of every student. Communication, adaptive skills, and basic calculations are just a driving force for making more of each special needs student.