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Sunil Singh was a math, science, physics, and an occasional English teacher for 19 years, teaching in various high schools, ranging from the most socio-economically challenged one in Toronto to an International IB School in Switzerland. He left teaching in 2013 to embark on a new journey for himself that would intersect a completely new world to him–the history of mathematics.

He is the author of three books, Pi of Life: The Hidden Happiness of Mathematics, Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption, and Chasing Rabbits: A Curious Guide to a Lifetime of Mathematical Wellness.

His fourth and final book is called Sonic Seducer: Lust for Life With The Transcending Moments, Memories, and Magic of Rock and Roll. It will be out this summer.

With that, he will become the first person to ever author detailed books on mathematics and rock music.

His work centers exclusively around the importance of storytelling/narrative in mathematics. As well, he has given dozens of workshops on the importance of curiosity and play, weaving in rich mathematics with our natural awe and wonder. Some of the places include The Museum of Mathematics in New York City and The Fields Institute at The University of Toronto.

He is an international speaker who has given webinars in South Africa and the UK, and was invited by The United States National Commision on Mathematics Instruction in 2021 to give a presentation on Culturally Responsive Mathematics.

His favorite activity is sharing stories about mathematics and music with his two teenage kids.


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