After completing her degree at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, Jodie Parsons, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip, was delighted to start her teaching career by returning to schools in the western suburbs of Melbourne where she had been schooled. As a classroom teacher, Jodie became dissatisfied with her ability to improve student outcomes in mathematics while delivering the curriculum in the prescribed way. Finding a like mind in Yvonne Reilly, she has been collaborating with her professionally since 2007. She has co-authored papers in 2009, 2010 and 2011 describing the development of the numeracy programme at Sunshine College, Melbourne, which she has presented annually at Mathematics Association of Victoria conferences as well as delivering a keynote address with Yvonne at the 2014 conference. Jodie presented her work on differentiation and reciprocal teaching in mathematics at conferences in the USA and New Zealand and has delivered professional development to classroom teachers across Australia. Jodie is mum to Ben, Taylor, Kane and Harry.