#M3TFellowFriday: Adam Riazi

Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Adam Riazi from Cabell Midland High School!

Adam S. Riazi

M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 1

High School Mathematics Teacher

Cabell Midland High School

Cabell County Schools

Twitter: @Adam_Riazi

Number of years teaching: 15

Positions and Roles: Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher, Professional Learning Community Leader, Leadership Team Member, Professional Development Team Member

Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: National Board Certified Teacher AYA Mathematics, Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers, PAEMST State Finalist, NCWIT AiC WV Educator of the Year for 2020 and 2021, WVDE math4life Featured Presenter, GRE/PRAXIS Question Author, ACTS Teacher-Researcher, Yeager Scholar, Eagle Scout

Interesting personal facts: Unworthy Husband, Charmed Father, Avid Disc Golfer, Cork Dork, Frustrated Musician, Hairless Dog Owner, Eyeglass Obsessor, Former Wrestler, Flip-phone User, Infrequent Poet, Backroad Driver, Evidence Seeker, Aimless Wanderer, Unfortunate Optimist, Hopeless Dilettante. General Enthusiast, Indiscriminate Aficionado

Adam S. Riazi and his students lead WVU’s 2018 Community Hour of Code

Why are you excited to be part of the M3T project?

“I am excited to be a part of the M3T project because I want to see teachers and students have no fear of mathematics and be ready to make big, bold, and beautiful mistakes, because we learn the most when we are wrong before we are right.”

Why do you teach mathematics?

“I teach mathematics because no human should be left innumerate. I want my students to see the world as vast, yet not so large that they can not change it. When one has a solid understanding of numbers, data, logic, and process, this becomes a more beautiful, fulfilling, rich, and connected space to live.”

What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?

“I want to improve the climate and culture within mathematics classrooms at all levels across the state. I hope to find ways to make cooperative problem solving a method for relationship building between educators and students everywhere.”

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Check in each week on #M3TFellowFriday throughout the school year to meet another M3T Fellow. You can find a listing of all of the M3T Fellows and stay up-to-date with the work of the M3T network at our website, https://m3twv.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, @m3t_wv.