P3 #35 Sunil Singh

By Noa Daniel

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Sunil Singh was a high school Math and Physics teacher for 19 years before he quit teaching in the classroom in 2013. He had worked in diverse situations such as a socioeconomically challenging inner-city school in Toronto and at a prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) School in Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Sunil’s vast experience teaching Math in every setting imaginable has helped him become a leader in creative math education in North America. Since 2005, he has led over 50 workshops on kindergarten to grade 12 mathematics at various locations—math conferences, faculties of education, and even the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In addition to having been a regular contributor to the New York Times “Numberplay” section, Sunil works full time as a math specialist at Scolab, a digital math resource company in Montreal, Canada. As well, he travels all over North America as a speaker and promoting Family Math Nights in local communities. He is a Lead Ambassador for the Global Math Project and his ambassador designation is helping him communicate the beauty and happiness of mathematics throughout the world. Sunil is the author of Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics and Math Playground.