Congratulations to the 3 amazing winners of NGPF’s TAXES Pizza Party Math Contest!

Celebrating the release of the NEW Investing Strategies and Exponential Functions Unit in NGPF’s Financial Algebra Course with another exciting Pizza Party Contest! Math teachers, your students could win a pizza party if they comment on the Investing Edition of NGPF’s Why Math Matters contest below.


1. TEACHERS, choose ONE resource from the list below to explore and perform with your students:

2. Have students answer the question, “Why is it important to start investing early?” use math to justify your reasoning. A strong response will contain a visual or graphical component! Students can respond in a written response of up to 250 words, a maximum video response of 2 minutes, a maximum audio response of 2 minutes, a poster, an infographic or a powerpoint deck of up to 10 slides.

3. TEACHERS, select up to three of your favorite responses and complete this contest form ONCE.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 8, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern Time


We’re giving away THREE (3) $150 pizza parties to the teachers whose students submit the BEST answers. Teachers receive gift cards for local restaurants, which they then use to purchase pizza parties for their class(es). The NGPF staff will review the entries and select the winners by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Good luck, young financial mathematicians!

About the Authors

Kathryn Dawson

Kathryn (she/her) is delighted to join the NGPF team after 9 years of teaching experience as a mentor, tutor and special education teacher. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in policy analysis and management and a master’s degree in educational science from Brooklyn College. Kathryn looks forward to incorporating her passion for accessibility and educational equity into NGPF’s curriculum design. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys embarking on cooking projects, walking her partner and dog through the Seattle neighborhood, or lounging in a hammock with a book.

Dave Martin

Dave joins NGPF with 15 years of teaching experience in Mathematics and Computer Science. After participating in the New York City Teaching Fellows program and earning a Master’s degree in Education from Pace University, his teaching career has taken him to New York, New Jersey and a summer in northern Ghana. Dave firmly believes that financial literacy is vital to creating well-rounded students who are prepared for a complex and highly competitive world. In the spare time that two young daughters have, Dave enjoys video games, Dungeons & Dragons, cooking, gardening and napping.

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