Welcome to my Web
I am a
Professor of Mathematics Education and an assistant chair of the Department
of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. I started at KSU in the
summer of 2006. Prior to coming to KSU, I taught 4 years at the Pennsylvania State University and 10 years at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
Classes I Teach
2008: Foundations of Numbers and Operations
3316: Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning for Elementary
3317: Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Teachers
3318: Algebra for Elementary Teachers
Here are some of the
papers I have published. Because of the copyright issue, some papers
cannot be posted here. Please e-mail
me if you want a copy of those papers.
Here are the notes
from various workshops and presentations I have conducted. They
appear in the reverse chronological order (the newest on first). You
will need Acrobat Reader, or something
similar, to view these pages.
Japanese Mathematics Education
translation of Japanese National Assessment from 2012 and 2013 can be
These assessments are given to students in Grades 6 and 9, the final
year of elementary and lower secondary grades, respectively.
Grade 9 is the last year of the compulsory education in Japan.
Problems in Set A focus on procedural fluency while problems in Set B
focus more on problem solving/applications.
two files are the translation of Japanese National Assessment given in
This is an unofficial translation of the Elementary and Lower
Secondary School Mathematics Course of Study released in March 2008.
unofficial translations of Teaching Guides, elaboration documents the Ministry
of Education publishes to explain/elaborate the Course of Study.
Grade 4 Tasks
I had the
privilege of serving on a committee that prepared Grades 3-5 Mathematics
Framework for the State Department of Education. Here are the tasks I
developed while I was on the committee. I was assigned to the Grade 4
group, and I was to write tasks on multiplication, division, and
measurement. Some of these tasks may be included in the final version
of the units at the GA standards web while others may not be.
Nevertheless, I think these are all appropriate tasks for Grade 4 students
who fully meet the GPS for Grade 4.
Summer 2009 Marietta City
Schools - KSU MSP
This site was last updated 08/19/14