Jason's picture Welcome to Jason Frand's Homepage

September 1, 2006 was the start of an entirely new career for me. Retiring in 2006 meant it was thirty years since completing my doctorate (1976) and having lived an incredible career at UCLA involving the future:  thinking about it, teaching about it, designing (and building) a building for it.  That career was my trip to the moon!  Retiring I turned my time and energy toward doing something I really enjoy doing: teaching young children mathematics!  Now I'm on a trip to Mars!

My (on-going) life as a husband, father, grandfather and community member

My (retired) life as a Math coach

In October 2006 I started teaching math enrichment classes twice each week to 4th and 5th grade students at Linwood E. Howe Elementary, a Title 1 school that serves a broad cross section of eastern Culver City.  In March, 2008 I organized a Los Angeles County-wide Math Olympiad Tournament, which is now an annual event.  In 2010 I started teaching a "Math4Parents" class for the elementary school parents. In September, 2012, I introduced my "legacy" project, extending the math enrichment which I did at one school via Mathlete Clubs to the other four Culver City elementary schools.    In August, 2014, I was asked by a LA School District teacher for my lessons on mathematical problem solving to help her introduce the Common Core curriculum, and in September, 2014. I learned about Cognitive Guided Instruction, an incredible pedagogical approach to teaching mathematics which the Culver School District adopted and which matches what I've been trying to do for years.  In 2015 I once again taught a parent class, but this time to introduce them to CGI.  At the 2015 and 2016 Math tournaments I was asked about doing a training session for the coaches.  In June 2016, I did my first teacher workshop and am continuing to do these. In  May each year since 2010 I've served as a judge at the California State Science Fair.  Retirement could not be more fun!!!

I've created a web page to catalog my work related to all these activities:  Math Enrichment Directory 

My (former) professional life at UCLA Anderson School

The most amazing aspect of my life right now (2017), is that it is like the person who lived my former life was some one other than me.  I've selected the links below as they give a good overall picture of my time at UCLA.

You can reach me via email at jfrand@ucla.edu
First homepage created September 15, 1996
updated June 6, 2017