Hello, my name is Catherine Apostolides. I currently teach third grade in North Carolina, but have taught fourth grade and fifth grade as well. Growing up I often struggled with mathematics and I didn’t find my inner mathematician until I was a little bit older and started asking for help. I’d like to be the person I wish I had when I was younger that helps unlock the natural ability in all potential mathematicians. Some students take a different approach to their understanding of mathematical concepts. In my 20 years of experience I have found lots of ways to teach mathematical concepts Using Minecraft to do so is like a dream come true because kids are truly motivated by the game.