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Sherry Bair

Academic Biography:
When people ask me what I do, and I tell them I teach math, the vast majority groan and claim they were "never good at math". Virtually everyone is capable of being mathematically proficient. Unfortunately, data continues to show that a large number of US high school graduates are not. I firmly believe this is the fault of the way mathematics has typically been taught at the K-12 level for many decades. I wanted, and still want, to change that.

Research Interests:
Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Developing Deep and Connected Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) and Specialized Content Knowledge for Teaching (SCKT).

Interdisciplinary Instruction.

Assessing Student Thinking and Understanding of Mathematics

Education:
BS University of Dubuque 1977
MA Northeast Missouri State University 1984
PHD University of MIssouri - Columbia 1989

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 203 Wallace Hall
Email: sbair@monmouthcollege.edu