Empower students with

a positive math identity!

Growing Math Identities

Does any of this sound like you?

If so, you're in the right place!

You want your students to love & understand math so they develop a positive math identity.

Right now you… 

✔️understand the need for a classroom community.

✔️are open to learning new strategies.

✔️work hard to understand best practices.


You wish you had…

💡better engagement in math

💡 a clear vision for what a class of mathematicians is like.

💡 strategies to help students develop a positive math mindset.

The only problem is...

  • Math PD doesn’t focus on building students’ math identity. 
  • You don’t have support to plan engaging math lessons.
  • You’re not even sure where to begin.

You wish someone would just give you a guide to creating a math class where students are actually engaged & interested in becoming 'math people.'

Imagine If...

You actually looked forward to math class because you know how to develop a classroom culture that fosters students’ math identities.

That's exactly why I created
Growing Math Identities

…to help you develop a vision for your math class without math engagement issues and support you in fostering a positive classroom community.

"I want to help my students with their growth mindset, but I don't know how. Now I do!
This course is jam packed full of immediately usable resources for my students, but also helped me understand WHY I need to do these activities with my students. Thank you, Mona for creating something we math teachers so badly need!"
Juliana Tapper

Growing Math Identities

Growing Math Identities

When you join the Growing Math Identities program I'll show you how to...

There are so many great ideas that you can start incorporating into your classroom right away- like teaching your students about math role models and constructing a math vision for your classroom. All of the materials and resources shared are absolutely fabulous. If you are passionate about building your students' math identity this course is an amazing way to give you the tools and resources to get started."
Molly, Teacher

Why I Created Program

Hey Friend, I’m Mona, and I created Growing Math Identities because I want to help teachers create student centered classrooms that empower students to love and understand math.

I grew up believing I wasn’t a math person and I started teaching without a passion for math. I didn’t truly fall in love with teaching math until I learned to build a community of mathematicians, just like I built a community of readers and writers. My students and I started to name math as our favorite part of the day. It was with a strong vision for how I would develop my students as mathematicians that led me to realize everyone, even myself, can be a math person. 

That’s what I’ll help you do inside this course.

Here's what's inside...

math stories

math stories

Reflect on your math story to develop your beliefs about learning math that will be used to craft your math vision. 
BONUS: A math stories workshop to use with your students. 


You’ll get a video training on developing mindset in yourself and your students with 3 tangible ways to do so immediately.  This will allow you to create a classroom that fosters a positive math identity.

equity & inclusion

In two video lessons you’ll reflect on data and analyze the effects on today’s math classrooms. Then, gain strategies to use real life mathematicians in your classroom so that students can learn about themselves, their peers, and their world. 

math vision

Using your learning & reflections, you’ll create a math vision so that you can use to make decisions in your math classroom with confidence, knowing that your classroom will foster a positive math identity for all. 

I love all the real life role models materials! This approach to engaging students in mathematics and helping them identify as a mathematicians is very powerful. I can't wait to use the materials with my classes.

Here's how I'll support you:

  • A Live Q+A coaching call in June where you can ask me your questions in person (okay, on Zoom).
  • A private Facebook community that I’m personally in every weekday to support you by answering your questions & giving you feedback.
  • Workbooks, action steps, student materials, so you always know exactly how to implement what you’re learning.

Grow Math Identities

Develop a clear vision for your classroom to foster math identity

less than the price of one professional math book


This offer is open for a limited time for teachers ready to jump into this work. Registration closes Monday, May 24th

"I love love love the math stories lesson. I thought I had a good handle on my big math moments and as I started unpacking more started popping into my head... teachers, events, and other students who impacted me."

Here's how it works:

1. Make the commitment

Go ahead and click the “buy now” button. 

Think about it, $39 is less than that math book you bought from Amazon 4 months ago and have only read the first two chapters. You’ll get more out of this that you can use immediately than you did out of that forty dollar book. 

2. Check your email for all the details.

You’ll get an email with all the details for logging in & joining the exclusive Facebook community just for the members of this program. 

3. Log in and get started.

Watch the lessons and do the work. You can move at your own pace. You’re never behind, where you are is exactly where you’re meant to be! 

Join Risk Free

Money back guarantee if you aren’t completely satisfied within 3 days of your purchase.
You must have watched no more than 2 lessons and downloaded no more than 2 resources. 

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

Questions People Ask Before Joining

A. You will have access forever as a founding member. You’ll always have access to the lessons & facebook community. 

A. Mona is a Nationally Board Certified teacher with a masters degree in curriculum design. She’s taught for 13 years in Chicago Public Schools in grades 1st to 6th. Mona’s instruction has been featured in several instructional videos and she’s served as the model classroom at her school to host and train visiting educators. Mona training includes; restorative practices, Cognitively Guided Instruction, student led discourse, and curriculum development. 

A. This course material applies to all students and teachers. I have spent 13 years teaching in inner city Chicago and it worked with every single student I taught. I’m confident it will work for you in your situation, but if you have questions send me a message and let’s chat! 

A. I’m confident that won’t happen. We all have something to learn. Additionally, I have poured research from multiple sources and years of experience into this course. However, if you find it’s not for you and isn’t worth your time you can get a refund per the refund policy– a full refund within 3 days of purchase and no more than 2 videos watched or 2 resources downloaded. 

A. Well, this course was priced with teachers in mind. As a teacher myself I know you don’t have a ton of money… but I do know you spend your own money to improve in your craft because you CARE. So, I priced this course about the same as a professional education text. You could buy a professional text for $39-49, read two chapters and then apply little to nothing…. OR you can watch these video lessons, download the materials, and start making this happen in your classroom tomorrow! 

The value of the resources alone is $20 if you were to buy everything on TeachersPayTeachers. 
5 video PD trainings a value of $250 
A coaching call $50
A community of like minded teachers… PRICELESS!

A. I’m always here by email locallearnersandco@gmail.com or in our private Facebook Community you’ll be able to reach me there with all your questions and leverage the expertise of the group of amazing educators also on this journey. 

Have a question I didn’t answer here? Email me at locallearnersandco@gmail.com

"Helping students develop as mathematicians was harder than I expected. This course was SO helpful."
5th Grade Teacher
Chicago, IL

This is for you if...

This is not for you if...

You can do this even if...

you have no time

These simple shifts will save you time by prioritizing what matters most to your math vision. These tips will bring joy back to math planning and instruction.

you have a set curriculum

These tips are not curriculum specific and work with any math teaching materials you use. 

you're not sure it will work.

I know you have tried everything to get your students to love math– heck you’ll even settle for not hating math. I have witnessed these practices work with every single kind of person. I am confident with commitment and an open mind you can help your students grow positive math identities, too.

"Real practice in action! Great facilitation and modeling."
3rd Grade Teach
Chicago, IL

At this point I've given you all the information I have to help you decide if Growing Math Identities is the right next step for you. 

this offer ends Monday May 24th and the seats are limited.

If you’re still on the fence, just send me an email at locallearnersandco@gmail.com and let me know what’s holding you back and I’ll let you know if I think you’re a good fit or not since Growing Math Identities isn’t right for everyone.

I can’t wait to help you create a math class that empowers positive math identities!