Dr. Assata Moore

Assata Moore is educator and author who advocates for educating young Black children, using math as the driving force. She believes in the supreme intelligence of Black children because she has seen it time and time again. As a teacher and principal, she traveled the world teaching other teachers how to teach Mathematics, physics, and engineering in a fun and engaging way; effective leadership; and systems and strategies for running a successful school. She has a Mathematics degree from Michigan State University where she also served as the program coordinator. In 2009, she was voted one of the top Mathematics teachers in the state of Illinois and, under the Obama Administration, Assata received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. In 2015, under the direction of Michelle Obama, she revisited the White House for a college conference initiative. Her workshops and speaking engagements are what she calls, “EduAction”. You will be educated and you will put that learning into action.

Posts By Dr. Assata Moore

Math

Empowering Students: Math and Coding to Beat the Summer Learning Slide

Summer is a critical time for students, especially Black students, who are disproportionately affected by the much talked about summer learning slide. There's some uncertainty about how serious a...

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Parent Involvement

Teachers or Influencers? The Misguided Priorities in Today's Education

In recent news, a Black male teacher was terminated after sharing a TikTok video where female students were braiding his hair. This incident has sparked significant controversy, shedding light on a...

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‘Useless' Math: From y=mx+b to Silicon Valley Dreams

A chorus often emerges on Facebook from the disgruntled masses of math students. This lament echoes through the hallways of high schools and on Beyoncé’s internet: "Another day has passed, and yet...

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You Learned Math Incorrectly; Do You Want Your Children To Do The Same?

Many parents want to teach their kids math the same way they learned math; the problem is that the way they learned math didn’t prepare them for the technical future they found themselves in as...

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Brushes Down, Bots Up: The Artistic Case for AI in STEAM

Through a tangled web of educational acronyms, we find ourselves at a curious crossroads between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and STEAM, its more aesthetically inclined...

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The Calculus Of Change: Math As A Gateway To Success, Not Gatekeeper

After wrapping up 2024's Black History Month, I’ll present to a group of kindergarten students from New Jersey. As I consider what I want to get across to these young African American babies, my...

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