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From Long Island, New York, Ms. Wong shares the same hometown of both Melanie Martinez and Chris Weidman. She completed her undergraduate studies in Secondary Mathematics Education at the University of Delaware's Honors Program (Home of the Fightin' Blue Hens, WOO!). She sees mathematics everywhere and in everything. She has ambitious goals of helping her students view the world through a mathematical lens as well. Ms. Wong is a firm believer that the world is a more beautiful place because of mathematics.
Mathematics isn't just about numbers or computation, but a way of thinking. It teaches us how to troubleshoot our problems and to use what's given to us to obtain the answers we want in life. Nothing is more satisfying than giving our brains a daily workout with mathematics!
Aside from her strong passion for mathematics, Ms. Wong also loves the holiday season. Each year, she awaits (with great anticipation) for the return of Starbucks' holiday red cups and Gingerbread Lattes. When she understands the concept of "spare time," you can find Ms. Wong sitting in a local coffee shop reading up on the latest research in mathematics education.
Here's a list of some of her favorites:
Book- The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
Candy- Starbursts (fruity) or Midnight Milky Way (chocolate)
Flower- Purple Orchids
Ice Cream Flavor- Ben&Jerry's Milk&Cookies
Pizza- Buffalo Chicken
TV Show- Law&Order SVU