Interactive Learning Engineer
Sam Woodard a math teacher and software engineer who is working to find how technology can best help students learn math. He helps the Julia Robinson Math Festival transform their mathematically rich activities into interactive apps that facilitate deeper student understanding.
Sam studied Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and has taught math at both the middle school and high school levels. He was the founder of MathChat, an education technology startup company that created an app to enabled students to collaborate on math problems. Sam’s current work is to explore how to utilize fully current technology to enable students to deeply engage and develop an understanding of foundational math concepts.