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Our Services

We provide just-in-time professional developments for teachers to help them engage in math concepts, giving them opportunities to think about the activities through the eyes of their students. Our sessions provide teachers with hands-on activities that promote conceptual real-time understanding for the students while the teacher facilitates student learning.

Our Mission

To empower math educators with pedagogy that inspires and brings a fun, life-giving, new perspective of math into the classroom. We do this through partnering with teachers to implement our resources, customized or comprehensive curriculum resources, and more. We create infinite possibilities for math in the classroom, all while making it fun!

We Believe

First and foremost, we believe math should be fun!  We are firm believers that students come to us with a wealth of knowledge. It is up to us, the educators, to determine what students know and then facilitate their learning from there. Students should be engaged in hands-on experiences where they are communicating, making connections, and making sense of the math.

Meet The Team


Founder, Consultant & Lead Product Developer

Meet Shannon

Shannon Alba has held positions as a classroom teacher, math instructional coach, and mathematics specialist at Region 4. She now provides professional developments and instructional coaching to campuses and districts across Texas.

A Little Bit About Shannon

Hi! My name is Shannon. Early in my career, I served education as a mathematics teacher and instructional coach. It was then that I realized I wanted to reach every single student in the world! After all, my parents always told me to shoot for the stars! This is when I made my move to Region 4 where I served as a mathematics specialist for two years.

In 2015, my second son Max joined this world, and my oldest son Sam was entering Kindergarten. I decided to stay home… for three months. My love for helping others and teaching math brought me back to serve campuses and districts as a “hobby” while I enjoyed time with my young boys.

Over the past several years, I have served education in some of the greatest capacities. I have had opportunities to partner with the Houston Children’s Museum, United Way, the University of Houston, various campuses, districts, and like-minded educational companies leading me here – to my own website, blog, and online store. And I cannot thank each of these partnerships enough for choosing me to help better mathematics education!

I am excited for the future and even more excited to have my husband Brian and my boys, Sam and Max, as my biggest supporters – engaging in math conversations multiple times a day and always finding a different way to solve a problem when I ask!

In everything I do, I aim to instill a love of math in both the young and old. I believe that collaboration, questioning, and hands-on experiences are key in developing mathematicians!

My Education

University of Houston

Masters of Curriculum and Instruction in Math Education

University of Houston

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

A Little Bit About Claire

Earning a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Elementary Education with a focus on Mathematics from Stephen F. Austin State University along with nine years of classroom teaching experience have instilled in Claire a passion for education and mathematics. Claire grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas in a family of educators. She holds teacher certifications in Mathematics Grades 8-12, Mathematics/Science Grades 4-8, and Generalist EC-6. During her time as a classroom teacher, Claire developed inquiry-based math curriculum, modeled lessons, and trained teachers through on-going professional development.

After eight years as a mathematics teacher, she served as Head of School for St. James Episcopal Day School. Claire is in her second year at Center for Teaching & Learning and continues to collaborate with CTL teachers on deepening enrichment of the mathematics program and allowing each student to construct individual mathematical thinking.

My Education

Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX

Masters of Education in Elementary Education

Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Senior Consultant & Product Developer

Meet Claire

Former teacher with a passion to help mathematics educators engage with their students in a meaningful learning environment that will improve mathematics instruction geared towards the development of conceptual understanding.

Non-Profit Project Manager

Meet Katie

Katie has held positions as a classroom teacher and instructional coach. She believes that education is an investment in our future, and every child deserves a piece of that investment.

A Little Bit About Katie

Katie has been in public education for almost 20 years. Before this, she was a Program Coordinator for a project that contributed revenue to a non-profit hospital.

Her passion for serving students and supporting non-profits makes her the perfect fit for our team. Her role includes partnering with Houston-based non-profit organizations to bridge formal learning and deep content understanding to the informal setting of summer camps and afterschool programs.

My Education

Lamar University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Family Studies

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