Allyson Anderson’s Teaching Journey

Allyson Anderson’s Teaching Journey

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Learning to teach can be a tough process, but as Allyson Anderson knows a rewarding one too. Anderson, who graduated in April 2017, is now a full time 9th grade math teacher at American Fork junior high in her first full year of teaching. Going from classes at BYU to teaching real kids was not an easy transition as every teacher knows, but Anderson is especially grateful for the preparation she received from her classes and her teaching mentor. “My favorite part of student teaching was having a teaching partner who helped hold me accountable and helped me see the progress that I was making every day,” she said. “It was tough getting used to teaching every single day because I was always finding things I could improve upon every…
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Spring Research Conference Winners

Spring Research Conference Winners

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Congratulations to Anand Bernard and Alicia Heninger who were the winners for their presentations at the Spring Research Conference held on March 19, 2016.   Anand's presentation was on Middle School Teachers' Curricular Decisions and Reasoning - For decades curriculum materials have been used as a means to reform the way that mathematics teaching and learning occurs. But recent research on the effects of curriculum materials indicates that teachers do not necessarily use curriculum materials as was intended by the curriculum designers. Recently researchers have begun to examine how teachers transform curriculum materials into instruction and the effects of these changes on student learning. While much has been done to learn about this process, most studies have been very broad in scope and currently there is little known about specific decisions…
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UCTM Honors Jackie Voyles

UCTM Honors Jackie Voyles

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Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics has chosen Jackie Voyles as this year's recipient of the Don Clark Award for a lifetime of achievement and excellence in mathematics education. Jacqueline Taylor Voyles started her teaching in Pocatello, Idaho in the year 1966. The following year she was part of the founding faculty for Springville Middle School. Jackie later finished a master’s degree in Mathematics Education and assisted in the development of the Math Lab at BYU. As a faculty member at BYU Jackie has touched the lives of many future teachers. She has also had opportunity to serve as an assistant editor for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. Jackie summarized much of her career in the following way, “it seems that during each piece of the journey of…
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MA Graduate Sharon Christensen Finalist for Presidental Award

MA Graduate Sharon Christensen Finalist for Presidental Award

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Sharon Christensen, a graduate from the masters program in the Mathematics Education Department, is currently a teacher at Mountain Ridge Junior High in Highland, Utah. She has been selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award. This is the highest honor for math and science educators grades kindergarten through 12. To read more about this honor go to http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/education/article_97362511-845a-5b14-9fe5-99e059181692.html
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Frontiers Spring 2011

Frontiers Spring 2011

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Dani Mendel is featured on the back cover of the Spring 2011 Frontiers Issue regarding the importance of giving and helping to support BYU students through scholarships. Help students take full advantage of their BYU education. Add your gift online at give.byu.edu/cmps Check out the Spring 2011 Issue of Frontiers online at http://cpms.byu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/frontiers-magazine_interactive.pdf
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Keith Leatham Interviewed on the Radio

Keith Leatham Interviewed on the Radio

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Professor Keith Leatham was recently interviewed for a program on the Mormon Channel Radio Station. The topic was Understanding Mathematics and is the third episode in a program called Insights. Mathematician, Dr. Keith Leatham takes away some of the mystery and anxiety associated with Mathematics. Through interesting and fun examples, he shows how math can not only be understood, but can be fun as well. Follow this link to listen to the interview:http://radio.lds.org/eng/programs/insights-episode-3
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