Two students present paper at educators’ conference
Two Muskingum University students and Professor of
Education Dr. Rae White presented a paper at the Appalachia From An
Assets Perspective Conference held recently on the campus of Shawnee
Megan Duke ’14 and Valerie Toothman ’14, both
teacher candidates preparing to teach mathematics, made their
presentation at a conference session titled Teaching to the Common Core K-8.
Their research centered on ways to help students understand the
mathematical concepts of median and probability, as well as how to
reinforce multiplication skills.
In their presentation, they examined how
educators can use interactive strategies to help students understand
mathematical principles, including activities with dice and cards..
They also engaged session participants in developing learning targets to
set clear goals for students, as well as breaking down skills and
concepts from the Ohio Math Common Core Standards
The conference was sponsored by the Southeast
Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative and the Coalition of Rural
Appalachian Schools, which includes Muskingum University, Marietta
College, Ohio University, Shawnee State University and The University of