Kathy Kreidler of Taylor County Elementary just presented to two packed houses at the FCTM (Florida Council of Teacher’s of Mathematics) Conference. Kathy is an extraordinary, innovative educator dedicated to helping her students connect with math. Take a look at this video clip below. You’ll see how she uses a game show format to engage her students.

Kathy and Taylor County Elementary were the recipients of the Ascend Math Gold Medal for Most Exceptional First Year Implementation. Taylor County set up a special program for 4th and 5th graders that scored lowest on the state test the previous year. Under Kathy’s guidance and working with Ascend Math all gained in their scale scores and 85% gained one or more grade levels in math.