Last week marked the debut of a website for a longtime, favored client (myself): Go Figure: Making Numbers Count, which also doubles as my Facebook page for Go Figure. I have been specializing in numeracy (mathematical literacy) for nearly two decades–going back to my time as a syndicated columnist (“By the Numbers”) with Copley News Service in the late 1990s.
“By the Numbers,” early on, focused on educating children about the wonder of numbers–and the wonderful ways they could gain a firmer grasp on mathematics.
Highlights included numerous talks at a variety of schools in the Fox Valley, as well as an initiative in The Courier News of Elgin, Ill., called “Summer Math Puzzler” and guided by Elgin School District U-46 math teachers Ron and Mary Ann Barzso.
A Shift to Training Fellow Media Pros
Then, starting in 2001, Go Figure’s primary audience for 15 years shifted to media professionals. Providing training to newspaper association gatherings across the country, from Texas and Wyoming (one busy weekend) to New Jersey, New England and New York, among others, has been a joy. And bringing Go Figure to grown-ups will continue to be a part of my offerings.
However, with so many young people in dire need of mathematical support and a sense that now’s the time to help fill that void with my God-given passion for numbers, the equation is clear: it’s time for Go Figure to go back to school(s) as often as possible.
Inside Edge PR continues to roll onward, only now with Go Figure as a most familiar client.
To learn more, check out this video:
Go Figure Goes to Medill
A First: My Numbers Cameo in GO Magazine