Meet Sasha Fajerstein, our guest blogger for the month of October. Sasha is a teacher of mathematics and an avid fan of all things “math.” She is an innovative educator who makes math accessible for all students. We are very excited to have Sasha share her knowledge about math education and how we can all benefit from understanding “new math” in order to support the children in our care.
Sasha Fajerstein currently teaches mathematics at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. She previously taught at Nichols Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. Sasha received her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. After graduating, she taught English in Costa Rica for a year before returning to the United States to teach math.
Sasha is passionate about trying new things in the classroom, and she works hard to integrate technology into her lessons. She recently piloted a new geometry textbook for High School students entirely on the iPad. She has presented at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference and the Metropolitan Mathematics Club of Chicago.