About Us

Holly Young

The Making Mathematicians website is the brain-child of Holly Young, a mathematics teacher and trainer in Sparks, Nevada.  Holly is passionate about using writing as a means for processing mathematics, just ask her students who have written soap operas starring quadratic equations! Using a children’s book as a motivator to learn a difficult concept is a frequent occurrence in her classroom, as is acting out a play written in math vocabulary. She believes that every child has an inner mathematician and writer. It is up to a great story to unlock that power!

In addition to the resources you will find here on the MakingMathematicians.com website, Holly Young provides a variety of training and consulting services.  Learn more about how Holly can help you become a more effective math teacher here.


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Help Wanted on
Mont Vernon
This book combines history
and mathematics with
adorable characters to teach
kids about the many talents
of the first U.S. President.

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The UnderAchievers:
Woven into a fun story, this
book provides excellent
math lessons for kids.  

Writing Across the Curriculum:
The NumberFix Project


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 Wacky We-Search Reports:
A popular book on writing
across the curriculum.