I taught 8-12th grade math for two years. I taught some individual college and graduate level courses (math and education) part-time. After being home with my babies/preschoolers for 10 years, I was ready to look for a job teaching math methods to prospective teachers. I decided, if I wanted to be telling elementary teachers how to teach, I should have some experience at that level myself. My plan was to do that for only a couple of years, but I fell in love with the little kids and stayed with that level (mostly K-2) for the rest of my teaching years.
Hands-on, modified Montessori style.
Phi Beta Kappa. My Inchimals won a Teachers' Choice Award, a NAPPA award, and a Creative Child award. My Aba-Conundrums won a Parents' Choice Award and a Creative Child award.
BA in Mathematics + 7-12th teaching certification. MA in Mathematics. EdD in Mathematics Education. Montessori certification. Teaching certification for grades K-6th.
I have been a full-time author since my retirement from teaching. More than 50 of my educational puzzle books and math games have been published by traditional publishers, with total sales of more than half a million copies.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day