Alex Box


Alex is an experienced classroom teacher who has long been exploring and developing pedagogies that activate agency, invite creative and critical thinking, and build community.

As someone who identifies as formerly maths-anxious, Alex brings an important perspective to conversations about maths education. She collaborates with various organisations, schools and individuals on projects to raise awareness about the open, creative and playful nature of mathematics. 

Alex has founded, a community project working to make positive maths ideas and experiences accessible to more people.

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Maths Play Features

Mental play with dots

How dot number talks can set up a safe and inclusive space for sharing ideas about number.

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What's possible with...?

Five learning through play stories featuring unifix, collaboration and teacher responsiveness.

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Books about maths and human flourishing

An author written with Chris Wright, mathematician and founder of Early Family Math.

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