Todd Hawk, Founder of Land of Math
Todd Hawk has over 20 years of experience teaching middle school math at a variety of public schools. Todd has written 5 books on the topic of math (and counting) and has been a featured speaker at the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference. As the founder of the Land of Math LLC, Todd is devoted to helping parents and teachers help students learn about math.
Before he began his journey into math, Todd worked for Nike, Inc where he was a supervisor on the team that help organize and train the staff of the very first Niketown store which is located in Portland, Oregon (The home of Nike). Previous to that he was the advertising director of a small newspaper in Ohio.
Todd also had a successful run as a head basketball coach with two state final four appearances during his coaching days. As an assistant at West Linn (Oregon) High School he helped the team reach the Oregon State Championship defeating Wilson High in the state semi-final which was led by future NBA star Damon Stoudamire. As a head coach he guided Maysville (Ohio) High School to the Ohio State Final Four. He also coached for a season at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
He is the author of the following books: Ultimate Percentage Guide with Printable Activities: In depth guide with 30 printable puzzles, games & activities, the 7th Grade Math Common Core 24, The Cereal Box Project: A middle school math project, Finding Area of Unique Shapes: Finding the Area of Unique Geometric Shapes, and 1st Grade Math Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving in 1st Grade Math.
He has received a variety of coaching awards including the Times Reporter Prime Time Basketball Coach of the Year.
Todd has a degree in journalism from Ohio University, a degree in education from the University of Toledo and a masters in education from Ashland University.