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(1) The Bravo Math Manifesto – Short Form

Bravo Math does the “impossible” in math education.

We exhibit the following values: Courage, Honesty, Learning, Merit

Mission “Impossible”: Get 5,000 diverse students in Vancouver enjoying math 5 years above grade-level by June 30, 2025. Make this an earthquake in the world of education.

When we achieve this mission, students of every background will arrive early to our lessons and ask if they can start right away. They will engage so intensely with math that they wouldn’t notice an ice cream truck crashing through the wall. They will beg to stay after lesson time is over and then ask for homework when we kick them out. They will do our math activities in their spare time, then go beyond that by showing us incredible new math activities, which they find and create themselves. They’ll decorate their bedrooms with math paraphernalia, from eye-catching graphs and geometry to equations and pictures of mathematicians.

They will transform from apprehensive remedial math students to inspiring peer tutors who tell their tutees “You can do this, too!” They will ask to bring their friends, which will help us raise an army of grade 5 students who love grade 10 math. The habits and confidence they obtain from this experience will transform their lives.

Parents, teachers, academics, journalists, and skeptics will observe our lessons and be blown away. Parents will give unsolicited feedback about how they cannot believe the change they see in their children. Journalists, researchers, and skeptics of all types will investigate and determine that our work is the biggest breakthrough in education in ages.

As people rave about Bravo Math, we will receive a flood of demand. To meet that demand, we will build a vibrant and enduring company for which we love to work.

Our compounding successes will galvanize sweeping innovation in educational systems around the world – and, at long last, the vast untapped potential in all of us will finally be in plain sight.

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More details coming. Stay tuned.

Thank you to Jim Collins and Jerry Porhas for the framework used here.

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(0) Welcome to the Bravo Math Blog!

Which looks more amazing: the coastline or my sunglasses? Tough call. Let me know what you think.

My name is Andrew Uyeno. I’m the owner of Bravo Math Inc. and I’ve been tutoring math full time for 10 years. Now, I’m ready to transition from tutor to math education revolutionary. It’s time to shake up a stagnant field.

This blog will document that journey. It will be my contribution to the MTBOS, covering the nerdy details of math pedagogy, the insidious obstacles to educational progress, to the world of startups, and work-life balance. When I’m disciplined, expect something like Paul Graham’s Essays. When less disciplined, expect a poorly edited stream of consciousness.

Reach out at andrew@bravomath.com or comment here. I’ll respond to all thoughtfulness.