math + love

Math + Love…really? Yeah, really.

The next logical question is what does that look like?  That is the fun part, trying to figure out how to love others through the teaching and learning of mathematics so they in turn can love others through the teaching and learning of mathematics. Thus, the following mission and vision:


to love people through the teaching and learning of mathematics


every teacher using the teaching and learning of mathematics to love their students, communities, and world


That’s it.  Now to the work of living out the mission and working toward the vision.


This site is built and maintained by Dr. Joel Amidon, who is an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi. Joel’s interests lie in designing, enacting, and examining mathematics instruction that moves all students to work with mathematics to analyze, question, and improve their world.  Simply put, he is interested in thinking about what it means to teach mathematics as an act of unconditional love.

He also enjoys writing autobiographical statements in the third person.

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  1. Good morning. I taught in Oxford the last three years. A few years ago, at CMSE, you did a workshop for secondary math teachers. You used paper cubes with names on them that we had to discuss as a group, but not touch (to figure out what was on the bottom). I’ve been using them since that time in my classroom, but they all got flattened in my recent move (to Asheville, NC). I looked on your website for it, but can’t seem to find it. Is there anyway you could email me the template for them? I thought it might be faster then me recreating them. Thank you so much! I love them!
    Shannon Phelps

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