• Mathematicians seek and use patterns to formulate new conjectures; they resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of abstraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity from as far back as written records exist. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry.

  • Mandy OlsonMs. Mandy Olson

    AFSA High School Math


    My name is Mandy Olson and I am excited about mathematics.  I teach a variety of math courses and enjoy the connections they all make with each other as well as how knowledge builds from one course to another.  In my spare time you can find me with my three daughters.  We keep very busy with sporting events, beach trips, hiking/biking adventures.
  • Rasha TanMs. Rasha Mae Tan

    AFSA High School Math 


    Hello! I am Rasha Mae, and I am a math teacher and tutor here at AFSA High School. I graduated from Bethel University with a degree in 5-12 Math Education, and I am excited to begin my teaching career in a school that supports students with meaningful relationships and hands-on experiences. I believe in fostering students' growth as learners and as people through curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Other than teaching, I enjoy playing piano, baking, making crafts, and spending time with my friends and family.

  • Luke PennerMr. Luke Penner

    AFSA High School Math 


    I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a degree in Mathematics Education. AFSA offers a lot of methods and resources to create learning environments that are memorable and enjoyable. I am excited to incorporate these resources this year to make math enjoyable. Additionally, I am thrilled to observe each student grow, as a mathematician and as a human. I believe that with your hard work, or your student’s hard work, each and every student will be able to succeed. During my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, grilling, and watching my favorite Chicago sports teams.