George Lucas Educational Foundation

Laurie Bender

I teach 7th and 8th grade math at a K-8 Core Knowledge charter school. I am also the math department chair for our school. I have been teaching math for 9 years. I have a degree in mechanical engineering. I have worked as a design engineer, customer support for engineering software, and as a technical writer. My career experiences have helped me become a better math teacher - especially my time writing tutorials for engineers - breaking down tasks into steps.

Areas of Interest: 
Gender differences in math learning

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