Our Products and People
Math MileMarkers® has created a series of instructional stories designed to build in-depth understanding of the standards, while making learning math meaningful and fun for kids .We want children to explore math concepts with interesting characters, and great visual models. Our stories offer a great launching pad for children to discuss math situations with friends, not just do math.
One of the most powerful ways to use our stories is to ask children to Retell or Recreate the story. Retelling is a highly effective comprehension strategy, so using it with math stories just makes sense. Our companion activities including MileMarkers Math Talk and Storyboard templates, help children interact with the content and bring the standards to life in a new way. They are the perfect way to help young children learn to love math.
Every member of the Math4Minors writing team is a licensed teacher or Instructional Math Leader with extensive experience working with children and developing lessons with clear learning intentions. Our team is committed to helping parents, teachers and children better understand math concepts and how they unfold within the learning trajectory. More importantly, we understand the importance of using visual models to support all learners and believe in the power of math storytelling.
Our Writing Team
Lynda Brennan, Founder, Speaker
Lynda Brennan is the founder of the Math MileMarkers® series. She is a 2020 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Lynda has over 25 years experience as a NYS classroom teacher and math specialist. In 2014, she launched Math MileMarkers®, a series of picture books designed to help children, parents and teachers enjoy, talk about and conquer the elementary math curriculum. With degrees in both business and education, Lynda finds the Math MileMarkers® Series the perfect opportunity to market math in a way that makes learning meaningful and fun for students and the adults around them!
Dr. Marianne Strayton, Director of Curriculum, Author, Speaker
Dr. Marianne Strayton is the 2018 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. Marianne holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a masters degree in STEM education. Marianne has over twenty years of experience working as a classroom and as a Math Specialist (k-5) in a NYS school. She is also the senior curriculum developer for Eureka Math at Great Minds and a Master Teacher in New York.
Marianne holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Scott Schaefer, Author, Lead Coordinator of MMM Foldables Series
Scott Schaefer is a Master Teacher in New York State and an educator with over 20 years of classroom experience. With experience as both a primary teacher and math coach, his knowledge of content and instructional practices make him a valued member of the Math MileMarkers® math storytelling team. Scott’s main focus has been on the creation of Math MileMarkers® 8-Page Foldable Stories for young learners.
Math4Minors is always looking for educators with math-infused stories to tell.
Contact us at info@mathmilemarkers if you would like to submit a book query or be part of our Math Storytelling Network team.