Westminster College Assistant Professor Presents Research on Teaching Students to Think Mathematically

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sararose Lynch, assistant professor of education, presented research in math education at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference in April in Denver.

Lynch presented "Teach Students How to Think Mathematically" and described a problem solving framework I-THINK that promotes mathematical communication in elementary, middle, and high school mathematics classrooms during problem-solving activities. Dr. Sararose Lynch co-presented this session with Dr. Jeremy Lynch from Slippery Rock University. Sararose and Jeremy have researched this framework and Sararose is currently helping a local second-grade teacher at New Wilmington Elementary implement this framework in her classroom.

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

About Westminster College...
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