Teaching – Smart Alex

With a focus on teaching, Smart Alex celebrates the profession that shapes so many lives and includes a profile of Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall, Educator, founding President, CEO, and President Emerita, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

Alex Martinez is a seventh grade student who lives in the wrong part of town, wears all the wrong clothes and says all the wrong things, while girls like Emily glide effortlessly to the head of the class, wearing brand-name everything and attracting friends, praise and top grades. When they collide in their school’s team effort to win the MATHCOUNTS® Competition, sparks fly! Find out how a special teacher devises “Project Smart Alex,” a top secret plan that teaches more than just the right answers and might give Alex the chance to discover her full potential.

Plus:

  • An exclusive profile and Girls Want to Know interview with Dr.
  • Stephanie Pace Marshall, Educator, founding President, CEO, and President Emerita, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  • A Career Exploration Worksheet
  • Emphasis on enjoying math and introduction to the MATHCOUNTS
  • Competition Program

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