About Me

My name is Andrew and I teach math at the Cooke School and Institute, a school for students with disabilities in lower Manhattan, New York City. I also teach pre-service teachers at The City College of New York. Additionally, I have worked with Illustrative Mathematics on the Open Up Resources middle school mathematics curriculum as well as a course for Mount Holyoke.

I am currently a member of NCTM’s Publishing Committee and 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, Motivated, and the Global Math Department Newsletter.

You can contact me at agael@cookeschool.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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