Westminster College Assistant Professor Presents Research in Math Education

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education, presented research in math education at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference in Camp Hill and at the national Teacher Education Division of the Council of Exceptional Children (TED) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"Let's Give Them Something to Talk About" was presented Oct. 18 at Camp Hill and described a problem solving framework called I-THINK, and other classroom practices that promote mathematical discourse in elementary and middle school classrooms. She co-presented this session with Dr. Jeremy Lynch from Slippery Rock University.

She presented "Teaching Algebra I to Students with MLD: Research Recommendations for Preservice Preparation" Nov. 9 in Grand Rapids. She discussed research findings related to teachers' preparation to teach Algebra I content to middle and high school students with mathematical learning disabilities.

She also presented "Two's Better than One: Co-teaching in an Online Mathematics Methods Course," which was part of a special National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and TED joint mathematics strand. The session described the importance of collaboration between special educators and mathematics educators when preparing students to teach mathematics in light of the new educational era driven by the Common Core State Standards. This was also co-presented with Dr. Jeremy Lynch.

Sararose Lynch earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and secondary mathematics education from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master's in rehabilitation counseling and Ed.D in curriculum and instruction from West Virginia University. Her K-12 public education experience includes serving as a mathematics and gifted education teacher, emotional and behavioral support special education teacher, and as a transition counselor at the Maryland State Department of Education.

Contact Lynch at (724) 946-7185 or email for additional information.

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Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education