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A blueprint for global math scholarships | Erica Voolich | TEDxSomerville

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Published on Oct 27, 2015

What if every town had a math charity for kids K-12 that awards renewable math scholarships, helps them prepare for college and provides support during their 4-year education to ensure lasting success? Erica will discuss how the small scale nature of the Somerville Math fund is a blueprint for spreading hyper local charities across the country.

Erica Dakin Voolich is the founder and current president of the Somerville Mathematics Fund, a grassroots all-volunteer charity celebrating and encouraging mathematics achievement in Somerville MA. As a former award-winning middle school mathematics teacher, Erica is now using her problem solving skills in the mathematics class to solving family history problems. She has also authored two books on high harness weaving along with two mathematics supplementary texts on solid geometry and mathematics history for middle school students, and four genealogical books.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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