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About the Author

Matt Brenner taught computer science to high school students at Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH), and to high school and middle school students at Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC). He studied computer science and economics at Duke University, and holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

At Sidwell he was unexpectedly assigned to teach an algebra class. That first and only experience teaching math drove him to leave the classroom with the goal of unravelling the mysteries of the widespread failure of math education. The result is a new, modern and rigorous approach, a Computationally Augmented Approach to Math and Problem Solving (CAAMPS), that draws heavily on scientific research while focusing relentlessly on understanding and explicit metacognitive skills development.