Richard Blankman
Shaped Staff

As a marketing director for HMH, Richard develops content to promote the brand and its products, specializing in math games and activities. Previously, he was Senior Learning Architect for HMH, and before that, a high school math teacher. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and has appeared as a math expert on Channel One and HMH’s Math@Work series.

As a marketing director for HMH, Richard develops content to promote the brand and its products, specializing in math games and activities. Previously, he was Senior Learning Architect for HMH, and before that, a high school math teacher. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and has appeared as a math expert on Channel One and HMH’s Math@Work series.

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How to Re-establish Math Classroom Conversations This Fall
Whether it’s your first or 15th year teaching, you will want to establish routines so that student interactions are structured, your class time is well managed, and classroom relationships promote productive teaching and learning.
Richard Blankman
Shaped Staff
July 02, 2020
What Does It Mean to Have a Limitless Mind?
In Jo Boaler's book Limitless Mind, the author attempts to make the case that we are capable of learning anything and dives into the six keys of learning.
Richard Blankman
Shaped Staff
March 12, 2020
9 Pi Day Activities for High School Students
Consider taking a break from the traditional lesson plan and incorporating some fun into your curriculum on or around March 14 to honor pi.
Jordan Friedman
Shaped Editor
Richard Blankman
Shaped Staff
March 03, 2020
St. Patrick's Day Classroom Activities: 5 Fun Ways to Celebrate
Honor St. Patrick's Day with these fun activities for elementary and middle school—from teaching students how to count in the Irish language to holding a classroom celebration!
Jordan Friedman
Shaped Editor
Richard Blankman
Shaped Staff
February 27, 2020
Benjamin Banneker’s Prime Observation
Benjamin Banneker was an important mathematician in history, in part for being an early African American intellectual who studied astronomy, clocks, nature, and mathematics, among other things.
Richard Blankman
Shaped Staff
February 18, 2020