Ben Blum-Smith is available for curriculum and instruction consultation. Teachers and schools can work with Ben on planning curriculum and improving instruction, especially in relation to the joint goals of rigor and creativity. Ben observes classes and works with teachers on optimizing lesson design toward these goals, as well as helping in the planning of lessons and units. For more information, write email to

Ben has also worked as a mathematician-for-hire. If you have a math problem you would like solved, write email to and Ben will determine if it is appropriate to his expertise and he can help you.