Current Course Schedule

Saturday Math: Where Does Algebra Start?

What is Algebra? We spend most of K-12 preparing and teaching for this subject but how would you define its essence? Come join us to work collaboratively on an algebraic problem and discuss the journey students go through with this subject. Hope to see you there!

Fee per session: $25*
While each section will build upon the previous one, they can be taken individually.
Eligible for CTLE hours. Documentation will be provided upon request after May 6th, 2023.
Covid-19 vaccination and a booster are required for on-campus programs.
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Across Ages
  • Category
    Career Development, Childhood / Elementary School, Early Childhood, Middle School / Early Adolescence, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $25 2.0 CTLE or 0.2 CEU


Spring 2023

  • Section 1:
    • Nancy Buck
      Nancy Buck
      Nancy Buck is dedicated to shifting the perception of mathematics in the United States. As a mathematician who has dealt with math anxiety, she understands how math anxiety acts as a major barrier for administrators, teachers, and students. She believes that math is a beautiful and creative subject that allows people to better appreciate the world around them. She works hard to create safe spaces so that all educators and students can accept they are mathematicians just by engaging in math. Currently, Nancy is an adjunct instructor for the Bank Street Math Leadership Program. She also runs the Bank Street Saturday Math program where she supports Math Leadership teachers in developing and facilitating strong math professional development. She just finished her 11th year as a NYC teacher , so she has first hand experience about how the pandemic has impacted classroom teaching. Besides teaching in the classroom, Nancy has also spent the past 6 years coaching as a peer instructional teacher leader. She is excited to transition into full-time coaching.
      Nancy was a member of Math for America from 2010-2022. She earned her M.A. in Math from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She earned her M.A.T in Math Education from Bard College. She completed the Math Leadership program at Bank Street and she graduated with an EdD in Organizational Leadership from University of Dayton. Her dissertation in practice focused on how to build math identity in elementary school teachers. Her focus, in and out of the classroom, is building math identity in people so that they can better appreciate their ability to learn and experience the beautiful world of mathematics.