Ms. Snyder joins BASIS Independent Brooklyn's Math faculty with a glowing enthusiasm for mathematics that she hopes her students will gain, too. Her goal is to instill the practice of organized and comprehensive work. She wants her students to delve into a rigorous understanding of mathematics, making connections between different topics within mathematics and seeing math everywhere in the world around us.
Ms. Snyder earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, and she received her master’s degree in adolescent math education also from Hunter. As an undergraduate, Ms. Snyder was inducted into the Pi Mu Epsilon national math honors society, and organized Macaulay’s first ever math research symposium, entitled “The Limit Does Not Exist.” Ms. Snyder attended Brooklyn Tech High School where she competed regularly on math teams.
The high student standards and equitable belief in student success is what attracted Ms. Snyder to BASIS Independent Brooklyn. She also looks forward to working with a team of equally bright, creative, and passionate educators.
On weekends, you will find Ms. Snyder teaching science at the American Museum of Natural History. When she is not teaching, Ms. Snyder is practicing her Spanish or Hebrew, updating her daily math blog (@Pure_Numbers), walking around Brooklyn, or baking something delicious.