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Annie Lassiter

Math Teacher

Fifth grade teacher Mrs. Lassiter, enjoys daily interaction with her math students, colleagues and parents. She can often be found with a pair of knitting needles and her latest creative project in hand.

Impacting Students
I like to sharing mental math strategies with students and guiding them in observing math patterns. I use pull apart licorice to demonstrate fractions as division problems -- 5/3 is the same as 1-2/3 or 5 thirds.

Lifelong Learner
At a middle school math conference in Santa Fe, I interacted with other math teachers and came back rejuvenated to teach middle schoolers.

Favorite Teaching Moment
I loved hearing a student say “the bar model made the problem so much easier.” I feel rewarded when a student who does not initially like math starts to see themselves as a math person.

Favorite Use of Math in the Real World
Telling people who play tennis that switching sides during a tie breaker is based on modular math, 1mod4, when the sum of points is one more than a multiple of four.

Outside the Classroom I’m ...
Playing tennis, swimming, walking with friends or knitting.

Life Goal
Travel to Southeast Asia.

Joined Graland in...
1991-2000, 2009 to present

Also Known As ...
Grade 5 Team Member, Grade 5 Trip Leader, Math Olympiad Coach, Math/Art/Science Fair Contributor

Sewickley, Pennsylvania

BA from University of Vermont MA from University of Pittsburgh

Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.