Author Archives: Karen Coe


About Karen Coe

I went straight from college into educational publishing. I started in Sales and Marketing and I loved the work and the industry from the start. After seven years in Athens, Greece I moved to the US and started working for Key Curriculum Press. I just celebrated 15 years with the company. Key has a unique culture that is deeply committed to making mathematics interesting, fun, and relevant to today's learners and their teachers -- it's that deep commitment, and the great people I work with, that keeps me engaged in the work we do.

The Standards Are Not The Curriculum”

We were so impressed by Jamila Riser’s talk at NCSM a couple of years ago that we asked her to present an Ignite! for us this year. Now, we’ve asked her to guest blog so we can share even more … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at NCSM and NCTM

I thought I’d give you a behind-the-scenes view of last week’s activities in Philadelphia. Karen Greenhaus, Andres Marti, Elizabeth DeCarli, and I were assigned to the first event, NCSM. We were up bright and early on Monday morning to set … Continue reading

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Branding isn’t about math. Are you sure about that?

At around Pi-hour on Friday afternoon we successfully launched our new website. The night before (the night of the big storm for Bay Area folks), Andres and I were out with a dear former colleague and I mentioned I was … Continue reading

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“Because it’s difficult to ask a video questions”

It’s the day after the Learning Without Frontiers annual conference and I’m sitting at my sister’s desk in north London reflecting on an amazing couple of days. There’s a lot to unpack from two solid days of listening to 20-minute … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution—more PD!

Last year my colleagues and I traveled around the country attending conferences and workshops for mathematics educators. We also “met” thousands of teachers online when they participated in our online courses and webinars. We gave talks, hosted Ignite! events, delivered … Continue reading

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“If you can do math, you can do anything.”

I joined Key Curriculum Press in the summer of 1996 as a member of the Sales and Marketing team. I had just moved to the US a few months earlier from Athens, Greece, via Scotland (that’s a whole other story). … Continue reading

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Emcee (not squared)

On Friday, we’ll be at CMC South in Palm Springs hosting an Ignite! We started doing Ignite! events for the math community after we attended one hosted by O’Reilly Media in Sebastopol, CA. I went because I was really interested … Continue reading

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