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Brian Swink

Brian Swink

Email

Office

1653 Garrett-Strong

Phone

660.562.1806
660.562.1188 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2015


Senior Instructor


Education

  • M.S.Ed. Elementary Education - Elementary Mathematics Specialists program; Northwest Missouri State University, 2015
  • B.S.Ed. Elementary Education; Northwest Missouri State University, 2001

Courses Taught

  • Strategies for Fundamentals (17-071)
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics (17-171)
  • Math in the Elementary School (17-227)
  • Math Assessment & Intervention (17-323)

Academic Interests

  • Co-requisite mathematics courses
  • Mathematical mindset
  • Mathematical discourse
  • First-year student success

Scholarly Activity

  • Swink, B. (December 2019). Building Better Problem Solvers. Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Katsion L. and Swink, B. (December 2018). Power-Up Learning: Teach Like a Video Game. Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Missouri Department of Higher Education Corequisite at Scale Taskforce, Swink, B. chair. (Spring 2018) Implementation Strategies for Corequisite Offerings in Mathematics. https://dhewd.mo.gov/documents/implementationstrategies.pdf
  • Swink, B. and Wilmes, B. (February 2018). Deal Me In: Card Games that Grow Number Sense. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Interface Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri.
  • Swink, B. and Wilmes, B. (December 2017). Deal Me In: Card Games that Grow Number Sense. Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Swink, B. and Swink, J. (December 2017). Grading Practices that Promote a Growth Mindset. Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference in Columbia, Missouri.

Other Professional Experiences

  • University Seminar Director, Northwest
  • Elementary Math-education Course Coordinator, Mathematics and Statistics Department
  • Past-president of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics