Media Info

Math educator and author Suzy Koontz is available for speaking and press appearances. She is eager to spread the word on using movement to foster a love of math and learning in children of all ages. She has been a featured speaker at the annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and is a dynamic presenter for school, parent and media groups.

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To contact Suzy Koontz:

PO Box 4017
Ithaca, New York 14851
607-233-4209
Fax: 866-407-1154
suzy@mathandmovement.com

Suzy in the news:

Suzy Koontz Sizzle Reel

Suzy Koontz presents the Math & Movement program on the CW in San Diego, California.

National Math Foundation Board Members, Suzy Koontz and Ken Harris on WHCU Radio

Rochester City School District to Adopt Math & Movement Program


2015 Summer Institute in Chattanooga, TN


Suzy Koontz presents the Math & Movement program in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Suzy Koontz presents the Math & Movement on ABC in Tucson, Arizona.

Suzy Koontz presents the Math & Movement on NBC in Phoenix, Arizona.

Suzy Koontz presents the Math & Movement program on FOX in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Suzy Koontz presents the Math & Movement program in Jacksonville, Florida.

Rochester City School District Teachers Learn ‘Math and Movement’ Technique

 

ABC Television spot about first graders learning to multiply using Suzy’s methods.

Math will get physical in some Tenn. school by Times News
Students at two elementary schools in Tennessee will learn math through movement next year. The district will use a grant to purchase the Math & Movement program, which teaches basic math skills through exercise. “School systems in Chattanooga have used this for the past two years and have tracked those students and they saw a great increase in math scores,” said Misty Keller, coordinator of school health for Kingsport City Schools
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Moving to the Math Beat by Bill Chaisson
Reprinted with permission from Ovid Gazette/Interlaken Review, April 7, 2010

Todd Kurzweil has been teaching elementary school at South Seneca Schools for 22 years. He arrived at South Seneca fresh out of graduate school and taught kindergarten for three years, moving on to fourth grade for one year, spending several years with the second grade and the last half dozen years teaching remedial math. Last year he wrote his first grand proposal, and last month he was informed that his application to the Ujeni Foundation had been successful. With the $9, 995 from the foundation-which operates under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County-the math teacher, will be able to continue the “Math and Movement” program at South Seneca. Read rest of the article…

South Seneca students show off the jaguar multiplication dance by Staff Writer
Reprinted with permission from The Ithaca Journal, November, 2009

South Seneca Elementary School’s second grade received a grant to have Ithaca mathematics education consultant Suzanne Kuntz, known by her pen name Suzy Koontz, in residence for two months. Read rest of the article…

Pi is not square in Newfield by Stacey Shackford
Reprinted with permission from The Ithaca Journal, June 2, 2009

It used to be that parents and teachers would have to drag their children kicking and screaming to practice their multiplication tables. But in Torey Compton’s classroom, they’re kicking up their heels and screaming with glee when it comes time to count. Read rest of the article…

Math Made Fun! by Andrea Hazard
Reprinted with permission from the Broader View Weekly, July 25, 2008

‘Fun’ and ‘math’ are two words that are not often used in the same sentence, but author Suzy Kuntz hopes to change that. She has developed a fun way to teach multiplication that is detailed in her two-book set, the “Multiply with Me” Instructor Guide and Student Handbook. Read rest of the article…

Dance, repetition reinforces multiplication by Aaron Munzer
Reprinted with permission from The Ithaca Journal, June 18, 2008

At first, it might seem like an odd way to learn math. As part of their multiplication practice, Northeast Elementary School students in Margaret Steinacher’s first grade class dance, shout and clap.Read rest of the article…

Numbers game — Increasing Math Literacy in Young Children by Sue Smith-Heavenrich
Reprinted with permission from the Ithaca Child, Finger Lakes Family Fun, Summer 2007

When our children our very young, even before they speak their first words, we begin reading to them. We tell tales, sing songs, walk our fingers up their arms as we recite silly rhymes. By the time our children are ready to read, they have a firm grounding in language, they have a feel for rhythm and flow of words, and a broad vocabulary to build on. Read rest of the article…

Taking the Anxiety Out of Learning Math by Sue Henniger
Reprinted with permission from the Tompkins Weekly, December 18-24, 2006

Suzanne Kuntz has a goal, to eliminate “math phobia” for future generations of kids. As a teen, Kuntz had a math tutor who became frustrated when she had trouble mastering certain math skills. Instead of causing her to give up on math, this inspired her to major in math in college, to receive a master’s degree in statistics and to work as an actuary, developing rates for insurance companies for more than a decade. Read rest of the article…

Math Instructor Has All the Right Moves
Reprinted with permission from the Tompkins Weekly

If you want children to learn math, get them moving, says Suzanne Kuntz. Kuntz, who writes under the pen name Suzy Koontz, recently published an instructor’s guide and a workbook for her “Multiply With Me” program. She was inspired to write the books from her success with homeschooled students taking her math workshops.Read rest of the article…

First grade multiplication dance
The students from Ms. Margaret Steinacher’s first-grade class at Northeast Elementary perform a math/dancing routine that they learned over the course of 10 weeks. The performance was part of a research project by math author and educator Suzanne Kuntz, who is writing a new book about teaching basic math/multiplication using movement and dancing for memorization and association help. See the video