Monday, November 4, 2013
Dr. David Offner, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education; and Westminster students Torey DeAngelis, Stephanie Burkus, Michael Girata, Kellie "Amber" Hill, and Shawna Howard attended the NCTM Regional Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, MD on October 16-18, 2013.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the premier national organization for mathematics teachers. Thousands of mathematics educators gathered in Baltimore to network and discuss the latest topics in mathematics education.
Dr. Lynch presented her research in mathematics education in a talk entitled "Teach Students How to THINK Mathematically," which described a problem solving framework called I-THINK. She co-presented this session with Dr. Jeremy Lynch from Slippery Rock University.
The students were exposed to a wide range of information about the profession, and met teachers and other educators who will be their future colleagues. They attended sessions on teaching particular topics in subjects from algebra, geometry, precalculus, and calculus, and using technology and manipulatives in the classroom. Other sessions focused on the new Common Core standards for mathematics education being adopted nation-wide. They also attended a session specially designed for people entering the profession and met with pre?service teachers from other schools throughout the east coast.