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     Helene J. Sherman, Ed. D., is an Emeritus Professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Washington University in St. Louis and a masters and doctorate degree in education at UM-St. Louis. Dr. Sherman taught elementary school and mathematics in middle school and at community colleges. During her 25-year tenure at UM-SL, she taught undergraduate and graduate mathematics education and STEM courses. She also served as Department Chair and the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation for 16 years.

Dr. Sherman’s research interest is investigating classroom practice in mathematics instruction to determine the components that specifically impact student interest and achievement. She is also interested in studying methods of translating best practice to teacher education curricula. To study these issues, she has directed and co-directed numerous statewide grant projects in St. Louis area school districts.  Dr. Sherman is a national coauthor of digits, a Common Core whiteboard based middle grades math curriculum, published by Pearson Education. She is a frequent speaker at national academic conferences and has published her work in numerous nationally peer-reviewed educational journals. Dr. Sherman has co-authored three K-8 Metric Measurement activity books and the textbook, Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics: Responding with Systematic Intervention and Remediation (3rd Edition), published by Pearson Education and Waveland Press. The text includes research and methodology  in the areas of active and relevant mathematics teaching that supports Dr. Sherman’s work in the area of improving mathematics instruction and learning. The text has been translated in Arabic and Korean and used in Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

     During her administrative tenure, Dr. Sherman designed and directed the first and ongoing COE Beginning Teacher Assistance Program to support classroom teachers’ instruction in their early careers.  She initiated and implemented a 2 + 2 program at Mineral Area Community College so that students could remain at the college to finish a certification program in education. As well, Dr. Sherman designed and directed the first COE study abroad program for undergraduate/certification students as they completed practica in Fuxin, China.

     Dr. Sherman has served leadership roles in various academic organizations. These include President of the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa as well as an executive board member of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She was honored with the outstanding College Teaching Award from both organizations and is the recipient of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni Award, Emerson Electric Outstanding Teaching Award, and the College Distinguished Faculty Award. In 2003, Dr. Sherman was chosen as the only UMSL representative for the Missouri Governor's Award for Distinguished Teaching.

     Currently, Dr. Sherman is teaching a STEM doctoral course in partnership with COE faculty. She is also a mathematics coach for teachers and students in area school districts at the K-12 levels.

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Helene J. Sherman Ed. D

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Founders Professor

College of Education Address

University of Missouri-St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  63141

8001 Natural Bridge Road

St. Louis, MO  63121-4499

Office: (314) 516-5796

Room 263

Cell: (314) 650-1322

E-MAIL:  Helene_Sherman@umsl.edu

 

CURRENT POSITION 

Founders Professor; University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Education           

ACADEMIC DEGREES

January 1966                        A.B. – Washington University, St. Louis; Elementary Education

 

August 1971                          M. Ed. – University of Missouri-St. Louis; Elementary Education

 

May 1989                               Ed. D. – University of Missouri-St. Louis; Mathematics

Education

CERTIFICATIONS

Elementary K-8 Life Certificate – Missouri

 

Mathematics 7-9 Life – Missouri

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

January 2003 - Promoted to rank of Full Professor, University of Missouri- St. Louis

 

January 2001 – present: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Education,

 University of Missouri-St. Louis; Professor, Division of Teaching and Learning

 

March 1995 – January 2001: Chair, Division of Teaching and Learning, Assistant Dean of

Undergraduate Education,  University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Education; Associate Professor, Division of Teaching and  Learning

 

 July 1989 – March 1995: Elementary, Early Childhood and Physical Education Department; Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis 

         July 1989 – June 1989: Mathematics and Science Education Center, Mathematics; Director

January 1985 – May 1988: Mathematics and Science Education; Lecturer, University of Missouri St. Louis

September 1980 – August 1983: St Louis Community College at Florissant Valley;

Mathematics; Instructor 

September 1979 – June 1980: Parkway School District Seventh/Eighth Grade Teacher

September 1976 – June 1979: University of Missouri-St. Louis and St. Louis Community College

at Florissant Valley; Mathematics Instructor

September 1975 – June 1976: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO; Resource Specialist and Workshop Leader in Project Arch 

September 1971 – Sept, 1975: Mathematics Education Instructor, University of Missouri-St.Louis

September 1969 –January 1970:Parkway School District, St. Louis, MO Second Grade Teacher

January 1966 – June 1969: Ferguson-Florissant School District, Second Grade Teacher

     

SELECTED ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

1.     As NCATE/DESE assessment coordinator, I led faculty, administration and staff of the COE in the successful accreditation effort at the national and state  ed                      levels for all eucation programs are fully DESE certified and all six NCATE standards were met.

2.    

        Designed and implemented elementary education program at Jefferson College for the 2 + 2 Program   

3.        Designed and implemented on going student teaching study abroad program in Fuxin, China and Lyon, France;

 

4.      Organized and facilitated the first College of Education Undergraduate Student Advisory Group to provide focus and feedback to faculty, administration; 

 

5.      Organized and facilitate   the first COE Stakeholders organization, Council for Education Improvement, metro – area educator stakeholders group

 

6.       Designed and offer Student Orientation sessions for all undergraduate programs.

           

7.        Organized and facilitate ongoing College of Education Beginning Teacher Assistance Program for the metro area educators;

 

COURSES TAUGHT

                  Ø   Current Research in Education

                  Ø   Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

                  Ø   Acquisition of Mathematics Concepts

                  Ø   Teaching Remedial Mathematics

                  Ø   Teaching Science in the Elementary School

                  Ø   Advanced Methods of Teaching Mathematics

                  Ø   Problems and Research in Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

                  Ø   Problems and Research in Teaching Science in the Elementary School

                  Ø   Teaching Mathematics and Science Using Technology

                  Ø   Diagnosis and Remediation of Disabilities in Learning Mathematics

 BOOKS

Sherman, H.J., Richardson, L.I., & Yard, G. (2012). Teaching learners who struggle with Mathematics: A systematic approach to diagnosis and instruction, (Third Edition) Pearson Education, Inc.

 

 Fennel, S., Sherman, H., Shielack, J., Milou, E., digits: A Middle School Interactive Math Curriculum. Pearson. 2013.

 

 Sherman, H.J., Richardson, L.I., & Yard, G. (2009). Teaching learners who struggle with Mathematics: A systematic approach to diagnosis and instruction, (Second Edition) Pearson Education, Inc.

 

     Sherman, H.J., Richardson, L.I., & Yard, G. (2005). Teaching children who struggle with Mathematics: A systematic approach to diagnosis and instruction,

Pearson Education, Inc.

 

     Sherman, H. J. (Mathematics Consultant) Suiter, M. and McCorkcle, Sarapage (2001). Money Math, The curators of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

 

     Sherman, H. J. & James, J. (1998).  Metrics ‘n More:  Mathematics and Science

Measurement (three books:  K-2, 3-5, and 6-8), Frank Schaeffer Publications.

 

     Sherman, H. J. & Pontius, R. (1998). P.R.O.M.S.E. Project Resource Book. 

Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

 

     Sherman, H. J. & Pontius, R. (1997). S.M.A.R.T.S. Book of Project Activities. 

Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

     Sherman, H. J., Richardson, L.I., & Yard, G. ( 1997) Mathematics Curriculum for the Educable Mentally Retarded. St. Louis Public School District.

 

     Sherman, H. J., Richardson, L.I., & Yard G. (1997) Science Curriculum for the Educable Mentally Retarded. St. Louis Public School District.

 

     Sherman, H. J& Richardson, L. I. (1996).  M.I.T.T.E. Mathematics Resource Guide. 

Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

 

    Sherman, H. J. & Richardson, L. I. ( 1994). T.E.E. M. Teaching Exemplary Elementary School Mathematics Resource Guide.  Coordinating Board of Higher Education Grant, 1993.

 

     Sherman, H. J., Richardson, L. I. & Adams, B. (1993).  A Mathematic Activity and

Resource Book.  Wellston School District.

 

     Sherman, H. J & Richardson, L. I. (1993).  A Resource Book of Mathematics

Activities for Special Education.  Special School District.

 

     Sherman, H. J. (1992).  Hands-on Activities for Reinforcing and Enjoying Mathematics in Grades K-6.  Jennings School District.

 

BOOK  CHAPTER

 

     Murphy, C., & Sherman, H.J., & Wright, C., & Bourisaw, D. (2007). Aspects of Educational Planning for Public Schools in St. Louis County. In M. Tranel,  (Ed.) St. Louis plans, the ideal and real St. Louis. (pp. 257-296). St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

Yang, C., Sherman, H., & Murdickk, N. (Fall, 2011).  Error Pattern Analysis of Elementary School Aged  Students with Limited English Proficiency. Investigations in Mathematics   Learning,4,(1).  **

Sherman, H.J. & Catapano S. (Fall, 2011). After-School Elementary School Mathematics Club:   Enhancing Achievement and Encouraging Future Teachers. Educational Research Quarterly,  35  (1). **

 

 Sherman, H. J.   & Ding, C. (2008).  Linking Teacher Education Preparation to Assessment of   Student Achievement, Teaching and Learning. The Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective  Process, Vol. 23, pp. 6 - 13. **

 

Scordias, M., Hoagland, C., Morris, P., Sherman, H. &Turley, S., (2007). Virtual Classroom Visits. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 1677-1684). Chesapeake, BA: AACE.

  Sherman, H. (2007). .Sizing up the metric system. Reprinted in St. Louis Confluence, 3, ( 1), p. 17 –19.

 

Sherman, H. (2007). .Sizing up the metric system.. Reprinted in Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 45, (3) p. 29-32.

 

Ding, C, Sherman H. (2006.) Teaching Effectiveness And Student Achievement:

     Examining the Relationship. Educational Research Quarterly. 29 (4) .39-49. **

 

Sherman, H. (2004). Reinforcing Place Value. St. Louis Confluence, Teaching Mathematics Better, Journal  of the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis. ( 1), 32-35.

    

Sherman, H. J. (2004). Sizing up the metric system. Stepping Up to Science and Math. Arlington Press: NSTA Press.**

 

Sherman, H. & Randolph, T. (2004). Area and perimeter, which is which and how do I  know? Education Research Quarterly), 9 ( 3), 25-36. **

 

Sherman, H. J. (2002). Schools and Universities:  Science and Mathematics Natural Partners.  Education Research Quarterly,  ( 4), 10-19. **

 

Randolph, T. & Sherman, H. ( 2001). Alternative Algorithms: Increasing Options: Reducing  Errors. Teaching Mathematics to Children,7 ( 8) , 480-484.**

 

 Sherman, H J. &Pontius, R. (2000). Ideal integration. Science Scope, 23 (7) , 41-42. **

 

 Rodgers, C., Richardson, L. I., & Sherman, H. J. (1999). Mathematics students can count on: A focus on minority students’ achievement. Education Research Quarterly,  22 (3) ,

     16-24. **

 

Sherman, H. J. & Christian, M.(1999).  Mathematics Attitudes and Global Self-Concept:  An Investigation of the Relationship. College Student Journal, 1 (33), 95-101. **

 

Sherman, H. J.(1998).Fun and games for computation.  There’s No Place Like Home, 1 (2) , 8.

 

Sherman, H. J &Pontius, R. (1998).Effective interdisciplinary teaching. Science Scope, 21 (4) , 4.**

 

Sherman, H. J. (1997). Sizing up the metric system.  Science and Children, 35 (2), 27-31. **

 

Sherman, H. J.& Richardson, L I.(1995). Elementary school teachers’ beliefs and practices related  to teaching mathematics with manipulatives. Educational Research Quarterly,8 (4), 7-36  **

 

Sherman, H. J. (1995). Teachers communicate and collaborate:  Keys to student achievement.  Mathematics Teaching in the Middle Grades, 1( 6) , 454-458. **

 

 Sherman, H. & James, M. J. (1994). Quantitatively Speaking.  Science Scope, 18 (3) , 31-33. **

 

 Sherman, H. J. and Toretta, K. (1993). That’s sum triangle.  Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 32 (1) , 19-23. **

 

Sherman, H. J. (1993). An international store to integrate global awareness, math and social  studies.  Studies & The Young Learner, 6  (1) , 17-18, 24. **

 

 Sherman, H. J. (1992). Thinking through geometry with hands-on experiences.  Ontario Math  Gazette, 30  (2 ) , 29-33. **

 

Sherman, H. J.(1992). Encouraging children to like math and science.  Growing Times, 9 (4), 8.

 

Sherman, H. J. (1992). Reinforcing place value.  Arithmetic Teacher, 40 (2 ), 169-171. **

 

Sherman, H. J. (1992). Providing pre-service education students opportunities to experience instructional strategies for teaching elementary school mathematics. Educational Research Quarterly, 15 (30) , 26-33.**

 

Sherman, H. J. (1991). A comparison of three methods of teaching rational number concepts to  pre-service teachers.  Educational Research Quarterly, 14 4 ), 48-55. **

 

Sherman, H. J. (1989). Mathematics reform for teacher education.  The Texas Math Teacher,34 ( 2 ) , 22-24.**

 

Sherman, H. J. (1985). Attention and interest – are you teaching without them?  Mathematics Teacher, 78 ( 4 ), 232-234. **

 

Sherman, H. J. (1981). Take the metric system personally – play “Linus’ Line’s”.  The Arithmetic  Teacher, 29 ( 2 ), 19-20. **

 

Sherman, H. J. (1978). Fractions go over easy using egg cartons.  Teacher Magazine, 96( 2 ), 138-    142. **

 

                  ** Refereed Journals

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Foster, B. & Sherman, H. J. (2000).  Metro Learning Community Student Handbook,   

University of Missouri-Saint Louis,College of Education.

 

                 Sherman, H. J. (1997).  Final Report:  Science and Mathematics Assessment Rethought   for Today’s Schools, submitted to Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

 

                 Sherman, H. J. (1996).  Final Report:  Mathematics Improvement Through Teacher

Enhancement, submitted to Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

 

                 Sherman, H. J. (1993).  Final Report:  Mathematics Enhancement Project, submitted to Regional Career Access Center.

 

                 Sherman, H. J. (1991).  Final Report:  Final Report for Urban Mathematics Collaborative, submitted to Ford Foundation and St. Louis Public School District.

 

                 Sherman, H. J. (1990).  Final Report:  Successful Mathematic Instruction for Learning

Everyday, submitted to Coordinating Board of Higher Education.

 

HONORS

 

2014             Designated as Named Key Note Address for UMSL Beginning Teachers Assistance

                     Program

 

2012             University of Missouri-St. Louis 25 Year Service Award

 

2005              College of Education Distinguished Service Award

 

2003              Governor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching

 

2000                        College of Education Distinguished Teaching Award

 

1998                        Emerson Electric Outstanding Teaching Award

 

1997                        University of Missouri-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni Award

 

1995                Mathematics Educator of Greater St. Louis Higher Education Outstanding

                        Teaching Award

 

1995               Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Teaching Award 

 

1995            Who’s Who in American Education.  Third Edition.

 

FUNDED GRANTS

 

   Quality Teachers for English Learners (QTEL): , National Professional Development Grant from the US Department of Education, CO P.I., $1,944,33, 2011-2016. . Beginning Teachers Assistance Program State Farm Insurance Agency, P. I., $10,000. 2011-2012.

   

   Math Motivations Professional Development :  Master Card Corporation P. I., $ 50,000  for 20010-2011

 

    Gear Up Master Card Professional Development Grant:  Master Card Corporation P. I., $49, 500 per year for 3 years; . 2006

 

  “Great Cities’ Universities Foundation Subcontract, P. I. $22,000  1 year period. 2002

 

  “Treasures from Trash” Coordinating Board of Higher Education Co-Project Director, 1999.  

Funding at $83,121.

 

   “Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers for Technology” Co-Project Director, 1999. Department of

Education. Funding at $1,039,912, over 3 years.

 

    “Hands-On Mathematics and Experiential Science” (H.O.M.E.S.); Coordinating Board of

Higher Education, Co-Project Direction, 1998. Funding at $49,932.

 

    “Wellston Experiences in Science, Environmental & Educational Development” (W.E.S.E.E.D.); High Plains Consortium; $10, 692; Co-Project Director, 1997.

 

     “Partnership to Restructure our Mathematics and Science Education” (P.R.O.M.S.E.); Coordinating Board of Higher Education for $38,500; Co-Project Director, 1997

 

     “Science and Mathematics Assessment Rethought for Today’s Schools” (S.M.A.R.T.S.); Coordinating Board of Higher Education for $31,000; Co-Project Director, 1996.

 

     “Mathematics Improvement Through Teacher Enhancement” (M.I.T.T.E.); Coordinating Board of Higher Education for $31,000; Co-Project Director, 1994.

 

     “Science and The Young Learner” (S.A.Y.L.); Coordinating Board of Higher Education Grant, 1993.  Funding at $26,628.

 

     “Teaching Exemplary Elementary School Mathematics” (T.E.E.M.); Coordinating Board of Higher Education Grant, 1993.  $31,398.

 

     “St. Louis Regional Enhancement Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers” (R.E.C.E.P.T.); National Science Foundation; Co-Principal Investigator, $100,000, planning grant, Principal Investigator, 1992.

 

     “Enhancement of Mathematics Project”; Special School District Grant, 1992. Principal Investigator $3,000.

 

     “Mathematics Enhancement Project;” Regional Career Access Center Grant, Co-Investigator, 1992, $44,515; 1993, $28, 356.

 

     “Mathematics and Science Education Center Evaluation Grant;” St. Louis Urban Mathematics Collaborative, Principal Investigator, 1990. $5,000.

 

     “Successful Mathematics Instruction for Learning Everyday” (S.M.I.L.E.); Principal Investigator Coordinating Board of Higher Education Grant, 1989-1990, $32,015.

 

     Missouri State Incentive Grant, in cooperation with Normandy School District, 1988. $1,000.

 

SELECTED COLLEGE AND CAMPUS SERVICE

 

Faculty Senate Committees:

   Appointments, Tenure and Promotion, 2008-2011

   Curriculum and Instruction: 2009- 2012

    Issues of Tenure Removal: 2009-2012

   Faculty Teaching and Service Awards: 2002

   Assessment of Educational Outcome, Chair, 2003

University Assembly Committees:

   Administrator Evaluation: 2006-2008 (Chair in 2008)

    Recruitment, Admissions, Retention, and Student Financial Aid: 2004- 2006

   Student Affairs
 2002-2004

   Residency Committee: 2000-2004

Women’s Program Council, Higher Education Consortium,

Secretary, University Relations Committee

Professional Development School Collaborative Steering Committee

Community Services Committee Member, America 2000 Project

Director and Coordinator: Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Day on campus for 

     Community families

College of Education Teacher Education Committee: Chair and current member

 

College of Education Scholarship Committee: Chair and current member

 

College of Education Dean’s Advisory Committee for Tenure and Promotion

 

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE): Planning and Meeting  

     Committee: 2009-2011

Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Secretary

Reviewer:            Merrill Publishing Company, Wadsworth Publishing Company

                        Journal of Teacher Education

                        Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades Journal

                        Teaching Mathematics to Children Journal

                        Program reports for NCATE Secondary Mathematics Education

Mathematics Doctoral Education Cooperative Project: Member, 2000- present;

     Coordinator for 2002 Doctoral Retreat.

 

Chair, Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Funds for Advancement of

     Mathematics Education (FAME) Committee, 1995-1998

Executive Board Member, Mathematics & Science Education Center

 

Co-Project Director of Mathematics Enhancement Project, Regional Science & Technology Career Access Center, National Science Foundation Grant

 

Higher Education Representative, St. Louis Urban Mathematics Collaborative

 

Program Chair, Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Meeting, 1992

 

President, Field Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa: 1988

 

SELECTED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

 

“Community Partnerships That Assess and Impact Student Learning, “ National Social Science  

      Association Conference, San Diego, California, August, 2014.

 

“Transforming Educator Preparation Programs and Perspectives: Community and School

      Partnerships That Assess and Impact Student Learning, “ Seventh World Universities Forum,      

      Lisbon, Portugal, January, 2014.

 

“Transformative Field Based Experiences to Support Effective Educators,” Missouri

     Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference, Columbia, Missouri,   

     October 2013.

 

 “Assessing.. Teaching.. Assessing.. The Cycle for Success for Continuous Success.” Key Note 

     Address, Missouri Mathematics Association: Camden, Missouri March 2012

 

 “Building Bridges to Success: Place Value as Concepts and Skills.”  National Council of     Teachers  Mathematics Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, April, 2011.

“Error Patterns Target Success,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting,

     Denver, Colorado, and April 2010.

 

“Student Assessment Strategies,” National Council of  Teachers of Mathematics Annual     

       Conference, Washington D. C. 2009

 

“Error Patterns: Directing Assessment to Differentiated Instruction,” National Council of 

      Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2007

 

 “Debunking Teacher Education Myths and Moving On,” American Association of Colleges of   

       Teacher Education Annual Conference, New York, New York, February, 2007.

 

 “Beginning Teachers Assistance Program: Program in Progress,” HOLMES Partnership Annual     

        Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February, 2006


 

“Assessing Mathematics Weaknesses Using Error Patterns,” NCTM Annual Conference,      

        Anaheim, California, April 2005

 

 “A Dynamic Duo: Integrating Data and Technology Support to Improve Teacher Education

          Programs:” American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Annual Conference;  

          Chicago, Illinois, 2004

 

“ A Dynamic Duo: Integrating Data and Technology Support to Improve Teacher Education

          Programs: HOLMES Annual Conference; San Diego California, 2004

 

“Assessing Mathematics Weaknesses Using Error Patterns,” Mathematics Educators of 

        Greater St. Louis Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri 2004

 

“Mathematics and Economics: Lessons for Life,” NCTM Regional Conference,

        Boston, Massachusetts, 2002, NCTM Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2003

 

 “Metrics ‘N More,” NCTM Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, April, 2001

 

“Metrics ‘N More,” NCTM Regional Conference, Laramie, Wyoming, August,  

            2001

 

“Measure Up With metrics”, NCTM National Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA,

April 1, 1999.

 

“Alternative Algorithms-It’s Not Just the Same Thing Louder”, MCTM Annual

Conference, Columbia, MO, December, 1997, Math Educators of Greater St. Louis, March, 1999.

 

“Metrics ‘N More:  Mathematics & Science Through the Metric System”, Interface

Conference, Osage Beach, MO, February, 1999.

 

“Instruction and Assessment:  The Crucial Match”, Elko School District Symposium,

Elko, NV, February, 1999.

 

“Manipulatives & Games:  They Both Teach and Assess”, NCTM Regional Conference,

Reno, NV, November, 1998.

 

“Place Value has Real Value with Manipulatives”, MCTM Conference, St. Louis, MO,

March, 1997.

 

“Manipulatives Make Math Meaningful for Intermediate Grades”, ICTM Conference,

Carbondale, IL, February, 1997.

 

“Manipulatives Times Two:  They Both Teach and Assess”, NCTM Regional Meetings:

Springfield, MO, 1996; Kansas City, MO, 1996; Albuquerque, NM, 1996; Salt Lake City, UT, 1997; Reno, NV, 1998; Elko School District Annual Meeting, Elko, NV, 1998.

 

“Concrete Models Enable Learners to Grasp Fraction Concepts Crucial to Success”,

NCTM Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN,April, 1994.

 

“Mathematics Enhancement Program:  Enhancing Opportunities for Minority Youth and

University Collaboration”, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February, 1993.

 

“Graphing:  Strategies and Applications”, Junior Science, March, 1993; Engineering and

Humanities Symposium, St. Louis,MO, 1993.

 

“Math Activities for Kindergarten”, 25th Annual Crucial Early Years Conference and

Association for the Education of Young Children – Missouri Annual Conference,

St. Louis, MO, October, 1993.

 

“Connect Hands-On Activities and Manipulatives to Number Awareness, Symbols and

Fun!”, NCTM Conference, Paducah, KY, November, 1993.

 

“Metric Activities that Develop Science, Math, and Descriptive Skills”, National Science

Teachers Association, Louisville, KY, November, 1993.

 

“Manipulatives Make Mathematics Meaningful and Memorable”, MCTM Annual

Conference, Columbia, MO, December, 1993.

 

“Activities to Stimulate Reasoning and Estimating Place Value and Computation”,

NCTM Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, April, 1992.

 

“Decimals, Percent and Measurement Activities with Real World and Reasoning

Experience”, MEGSL Statewide Conference, St. Louis, MO, March, 1992; Interface Conference, Osage Beach, MO, February, 1992.

 

“Teaching Problem Solving with Manipulatives and the Computer”, RCET Annual

Meeting, St. Louis, MO, March, 1991.

 

“Enriching Activities for all Levels in the Elementary School”, NCTM Regional

Meeting, St. Louis, MO, March, 1991.

 

“Recommendations for Effective Math Education Courses:  Involve Pre-service Students

Now”, NCTM Regional Meeting, Sacramento, CA, January, 1991; South Bend, IN, March, 1991.

 

 

“Teach Measurement with Area Models”, Interface Conference, Osage Beach, MO,

February, 1991.

 

“Suggestions for Teaching Pre-service Math Educators Students”, NCTM Regional

Meeting, Louisville, KY,November, 1991.

 

“Place Value has Real Value”, Crucial Early Years Conference, St. Louis, MO, October,

1991; MCTM Statewide Conference Columbia, MO,December, 1991.

 

“Teach Math and Science in One Lesson for Twice the Impact”, Interface Conference,

Osage Beach, MO, February, 1990; Independent School Association Annual Meeting, March, 1990.

 

“Standards of Math:  They are the Keys to Success”, Crucial Early Years Conference,

St. Louis, MO, October, 1990.

 

“Mathematics Activities Using Manipulatives to Develop Concepts, Skills, Confidence

and Fun”, MCTM Regional Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, October, 1990.

 

“Reinforce Whole Number and Fraction Skills with Active, Enjoyable Problem Solving

Activities”, MCTM State Meeting, Columbia, MO, December, 1990.

 

“Math Manipulatives in the K-6 Curriculum”, Keynote Speech at NCTM Drive-In

Conference, October,1990.

 

“Decimals, Percent, Ratio – Hands-On Activities”, NCTM Annual Conference, San

Francisco, CA, April,1984