About Me


I teach math at the Cooke Center Academy, a school for students with disabilities in lower Manhattan, New York City. I am also working with Illustrative Mathematics to create accessibility for students with disabilities to the Open Up Resources middle school mathematics curriculum. I have also contributed to publications such as: NCTM’s Math Tasks to Talk About Blog, Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had, and the Global Math Department Newsletter. You can contact me at agael@cookecenter.org. I tweet at @bkdidact.

I am interested in the diversity of the learning process for each individual student as well as working towards equitable access for all students to the highest quality mathematics instruction.


This cartoon sums up my views on accessibility for students with disabilities.


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