I have been teaching math for 15 years started with 6th grade and now I am a math specialist and work with all elementary grades k-6. I have taught many workshops, and specialize in teaching rational numbers in a conceptual way. I have invented an expandable decimal/fraciton number line, currently being sold by ETA (Hand2Mind), and have been a speaker at the NCTM's several times and my topic was a hands-on approach to teaching decimal and fraction concepts. Check out my downloadable paper decimal number line.
I believe that students need to be able to visualize what they are learning. Students need to use hands-on manipulatives and games to be actively engage in learning.
Inventor of the Folding Number Line (used for teaching decimal and fraction number sense concepts) now being sold by ETA Cuisinaire or Hand2Mind. Wrote the book the goes with the Folding Number Line that includes lesson plans for using the number line. Speaker at the NCTM's several years.
B.A. Elementary Education, American University M.A. K-12 Administration, George Mason University Math Specialist Endorsement, UVA
Married to a wonderful and supportive husband for 20 years, and have two children one in college and the other off to college next year.