Janice Marks is the creator and owner of Page A Day Math. She began developing this incremental math system in response to what she recognized as a significant lack of basic math-fact knowledge in lower elementary students. As Janice saw her own daughter struggling with basic math skills, she began her search for resources and realized two things: the material she was searching for was scattered and incomplete; there were a lot of other students out there floundering.
Page A Day Math provides an incremental and cumulative series of at-home lessons designed for three- through nine-year-olds and their parents. The engaging, child-centered series covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as well as math handwriting practice. Each Page A Day Math series includes 10 to 13 books that are fun, easy to follow, and serve to teach and reinforce math facts that are the basis for higher-level math and science concepts.
Marks took her firsthand teaching knowledge and combined it with her extensive marketing experience to create this series. Janice has always had a passion for figuring out how things can be done more effectively, whether that be related to enterprise or consumer software marketing or teaching math. She has a knack for identifying where needs exist and developing creative solutions.
Janice began her career in the field of marketing and has more than twenty years of experience for former employers, including well-known global brands Computer Associates, McAfee, and Castrol/BP.
Janice transitioned into education to pursue teaching pre-algebra at BASIS Tucson North, a charter school currently ranked as the sixth best STEM school in the country by Newsweek. There she found joy in teaching math, working with parents, and inspiring children to believe in themselves and thrive. This experience, along with helping her own children succeed in math, led her to develop the Page A Day Math system.
Janice graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem cum laude with a bachelor’s in business administration and economics. Her time in Israel exposed her to learners from all over the world, giving her the chance to observe how education systems vary in their approach. This knowledge influenced her approach to developing Page A Day Math. Janice combined education practices and styles from the U.S. and Asia to create the best possible learning tool.
Janice grew up outside of Philadelphia. After college in Jerusalem (where she earned her black belt in Taekwondo, representing Israel in the 1993 World Taekwondo Championships at Madison Square Garden), she returned to the U.S. and lived for many years in New York City. Janice currently calls Tucson, Arizona home. In her spare time, you can find her hiking, gardening, cooking, and volunteering in the community with her kids.