Meet Mr. Hoffman

My name is Barry Hoffman and I am a math educator in my 19th year of teaching 6th grade mathematics at Weber Middle School (Red House) in Port Washington, NY. My website,, has been visited more than 462,000 times since its inception in 2003. Hoffkids has become a favorite of students age 10 to 12, teachers, and families on Long Island and nationwide. In 2019, I was once again awarded the distinction of “Highly Effective” educator by both the NYS Department of Education, and the outstanding Port Washington School District.

I was born on July 9, 1971 in NY. I attended Baldwin High School, went to the University of Rhode Island majoring in business, and then graduated Hofstra University in 1999 with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I have 60 credits beyond this degree. I have a middle school extension degree in mathematics for grades 7-9 which has prepared me for the rigors set forth for 6th graders in New York State. I am also a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

In 1998, I student taught at Denton Avenue School in Herricks, was then a 6th grade math/science leave replacement at Locust Valley Middle School, and was a 6th grade teacher assistant at Clarke Middle School in East Meadow. It is here I found my passion for middle school math education. I was a lead presenter from 1999-2002 at Family Math Day, where I created an original Math Magic presentation for 5th

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