Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio
I teach mathematics via visuals and hands-on manipulatives. Lesson plans are created and implemented using Bloom's Taxonomy. I train teachers how to differentiate math instruction using a basic coloring system.
Author of the Math Tool Kit for the Common Core: Grades K-8 (one book for each grade). This book is a comprehensive transition to the Common Core Math Standards. It includes flowcharts to identify prerequisites at each grade level, scaffolds to show how to teach each standard, standards-based monitoring, lesson plans for each standard at each grade level, pretest questions for each standard at each grade level, and a curriculum map for each grade level.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Education & Math Concentration, Ohio University Master of Arts Degree, Education, Ashland University Master of Science Degree, Mathematics, Ohio University Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Education, Capella University
I conduct professional development seminars for PreK-12 teachers focused on hands-on manipulatives in mathematics, using Bloom's-based lesson planning, and scaffolding math instruction. I have authored books, grades K-8, that outline the process of teaching mathematics at each grade level using the Common Core Standards: http://www.mvesc.k12.oh.us/385. The book includes flowcharts to identify prerequisites, pretests for each standard, standards-based monitoring system, scaffolds to show how to teach each standard, a curriculum map and a lesson plan for each standard. Each grade has their own book!