I think a lot about my math teaching. Perhaps too much. This is my outlet. I hope you find it interesting and that you’ll let me know how it’s going.
Thanks for reading.
I got started as a middle school teacher in the Saint Paul Public Schools. I taught seventh and eighth grade for six years.
I left the public school classroom to work on my Ph.D. at Michigan State University, where I was a graduate assistant on the revision of the Connected Mathematics materials (we were writing CMP2).
I now teach in the math department at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN, where I am working very hard on course development in (1) content courses for future elementary teachers, and (2) College Algebra.
I have worked with teachers around the country on Connected Math implementations. I worked part time with the Connected Math authors on another revision—CMP3—this one motivated by the Common Core State Standards.
I am interested in hard questions about teaching, and I am interested in children’s mathematical development. You should find evidence of both in the writing I do here.
You can read more from me on sophia.org
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