• Teacher at Blackboard
     
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
     
     
    Position:  Mathematics Teacher
    Contact Information:   (814) 443-2831 ext. 3425
    Subject(s) Taught:  College Prep Geometry; General Geometry; and Essential Geometry
    Textbook(s): None handed out but Prentice Hall Geometry and College Preparatory Mathematics Geometry Connections are used as resources.
     
    Welcome
     
     
    Philosophy:
    There are exciting changes occurring in Mathematics Education with the Common Core Initiative with its emphasis on critical thinking and communication.  As a result, how we teach and learn mathematics has changed (I think for the better) from generations past.  My goal is to help my students become mathematical thinkers, helping them to learn the habits of mind that will allow them to be successful in their chosen life path.  As a result, students will be working in teams exploring mathematical problems that people encounter.   They will be summarizing and sharing their own solutions to these problems in addition to learning how mathematicians in the past have solved them.  Students will be learning to improve how they express and show their discoveries to their peers.  I also hope to show them the power and beauty of mathematics.  Welcome to a new year and learning and discovery!
     
    Education:
    Bachelors of Education in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University (1993)
    Masters of Arts in Physics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2002)
    Various workshops and blog posts from lots of great teachers around the web.
    Lots of life lessons from my students every year!! 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on January 18, 2018