Welcome to my Web site!
I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics (Education)
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
Classes I Teach
Foundations of Numbers and Operations
Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning for Elementary
Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Teachers
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
- English translation of Japanese National Assessment from
2012 and 2013 can be found
here. 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.
- These two files are the translation of Japanese National
Assessment given in 2007.
This is an unofficial translation of the Elementary
and Lower Secondary School Mathematics Course of Study
released in March 2008.
These are 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.
Marietta City Schools - KSU MSP
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