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154 George Gadanidis numerous student-led events such as math + coding clubs and math nights during which students share with peers at their school how much fun mathematics can be. Often, with support from Fields, we have been successful in securing Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and other grants to develop and advance classroom-based research. In 2016, Fields was a partner on a SSHRC Partnership Development grant bringing together researchers from seven Canadian universities to study computational thinking in mathematics education, from kindergarten to undergraduate mathematics. Also in 2016, we were successful in securing $1.35 million from the Ontario Ministry of Education, to host a multi-year Mathematics Knowledge Network at Fields. This Network brings together 12 Ontario Universities and 19 Ontario education organizations to develop communities of practice on key themes in mathematics education. Over the years, Fields support for mathematics education symposia has created opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration, crucially involving graduate students in all aspects. By bringing acclaimed and invested scholars together from within Canada and internationally, the Fields Institute has been an integral part of all of this math education knowledge development —facilitating access to deep thinkers, and fostering opportunities to “think-with-them.”