Nina Wu

Nina Wu is a dancer and former teacher who blends creativity with math education.


  • Creativity in math
  • Creativity in the classroom
  • Math and movement (dance)
  • Teaching the whole child
  • Creativity and rigor
  • Representation, diversity and inclusion
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Engaging Students in Math Through the Art of Tiling
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Your Creative Self: What’s STEM got to do with it?
SXSW Panel Picker
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Math in Everyday Life: Pi Day of the Century
MIND blog
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Nina Wu dreams up new math experiences for students as a Content Development Manager at MIND Research Institute. Working on the research & development team she strives to support the growth of whole child — intellectual, emotional, and physical. This often includes taking an interdisciplinary approach and putting a creative spin on math education, such as incorporating elements of movement and dance into lessons. She has developed interactive, movement-centric activities for math fairs and summer math camp. Previously, Nina taught 4th grade in Durham Public Schools and then moved to New York to work at a contemporary art gallery. She is now based in Oakland where she is also a professional dancer involved in a variety of projects and companies. Nina graduated from Duke University with degrees in math, visual art, and education.

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