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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Christine Benson

Dr. Christine Benson

Email

Office

1643 Garrett-Strong

Phone

660.562.1807

Joined Northwest in 1993

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph. D. Education/Interdisciplinary, Mathematics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1997
  • M.S. Ed. Teaching Mathematics, Northwest Missouri State University, 1989
  • B. S. Ed. Mathematics, Miami University (Ohio), 1985

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Mathematics (17-171)
  • Teaching with Technology (17-280)
  • Algebra and Geometry for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (17-371)
  • Math Methods for Elementary School Teachers (17-471)
  • Methods in Secondary School Mathematics (17-580)
  • Math Methods for Middle School Teachers (17-582)

Academic Interests

  • Discovering better ways to use technology to enhance student learning
  • Making connections in mathematics

Scholarly Activity

Publications

  • Bringing the Pythagorean Theorem "Full Circle"(2011) (Co-author Cheryl Malm). Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 66(6), 336 - 344.
  • So Many Graphs, So Little Time (2009) (Co-author Jennifer Wall). Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 15(2), 82-91.
  • The Inverse Name Game (2007) (Co-author Margaret Buerman). Mathematics Teacher 101(2), 108-112. [This article was republished by request in The Virginia Mathematics Teacher 35(1), 44-47.]

Presentations

  • (2011, April). (co-presenter Jennifer Wall) Teach Algebra in Elementary School? Seriously? A 60-minute session at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN.
  • (2011, October). (co-presenter Jennifer Wall) Can Third Grade Students Use the Distributive Property? A 50-minutes session at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • (2010, April). Benson C. C. and Wall J. Bridging the Gap Between Concrete Activities and Abstract Homework. A 60-minute session at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • (2010, April). Malm C. G. and Benson, C. C. Bringing Connections to the Pythagorean Theorem "Full Circle". A 60-minute session at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • (2009, April). Benson, C. C. and Wall, J. So Many Graphs! So Little Time! A 60-minute session at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • (2006, April), Conjecture to Proof: Using Geometer's Sketchpad with Proof-Based Geometry - 90 minute computer lab workshop (84th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, St. Louis, MO)
  • (2005, April). Diversity of Graphs Requires Diversity of Thinking - 90-minute gallery workshop (83rd Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Anaheim, CA)

Student Group Advisement

  • Math∑d

Other Professional Experiences

  • Sec./Treas. of (MAT)2 Missouri Mathematical Association for the Advancement of Teacher Training
  • Member: (NCTM) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • (MCTM) Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • (AMTE) Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
  • (MAA) Mathematical Association of America