Faculty and Staff
Rick D Anderson
Associate Professor
Office: 3214 - Old Main
Phone: 217-581-5427
Email: rdanderson@eiu.edu
Spring 2014: MTWR 2:00 - 3:00pm
Frequently Taught Courses
MAT.2250 - Elementary StatisticsMAT.3420 - Teaching Mathematics in Grades PreK-6
MAT.3620 - Teaching Mathematics in Grades 5-8
Education
Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Portland State UniversityM.S., Mathematics, Montana State University
B.A., Music, Valley City State University
B.S.Ed., Mathematics, Valley City State University
A.A., Liberal Arts, North Dakota State College of Science
Professional Organizations
National Council of Teachers of MathematicsIllinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Illinois Mathematics Teacher Educators
Publications
- What motivates students to take advanced mathematics: A rural perspective. (2011). In D. J. Brahier & W. R. Speer (Eds.), Motivation & Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics (pp. 99–111). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- What if we lived in Flatland? (2011). Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 16(7), 400–406. (with J. Princko)
- Mathematics course-taking in rural high schools. (2011). Journal for Research in Rural Education, 26(1). (with B. Chang)
- Classroom robotics for future elementary & middle level teachers. (2010). Robotics in Education eJournal, 2, 12–15.
- Mathematics curriculum for students in rural areas. (2008). OhioJournal of School Mathematics, 58, 25–30. (with P. Davis)
- Being a mathematics learner: Four faces of identity. (2007). The Mathematics Educator, 17(1), 7–14.
- Solutions to the shoes for a pen pal problem (Problem Solvers). (2007). Teaching Children Mathematics, 14(4), 217–222. (with J. Bishop)
Conference Presentations
National Presentations
- Devloping Fraction Number Sense in the Middle Grades. NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY. November 8, 2013.
- Learning Mathematics with Classroom Robotics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. April 15, 2011.
- Mathematics Course-Taking in Rural High Schools. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Pre-Session, Indianapolis, IN. April 11, 2011.
- Rural High School Students’ Participation in Advanced Mathematics Classes. NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Chicago, IL. September 20 – 22, 2006.
State Presentations
- Sharing & Comparing: Developing Understanding of Fractions. Wisconsin Mathematics Council 42^{nd} Annual Conference, Green Lake, WI. May 7, 2010.
- Classroom Robotics for Grades 6-12. Wisconsin Mathematics Council 42^{nd} Annual Conference, Green Lake, WI. May 7, 2010.
- Strategies for Operations with Whole Numbers(with M. Lassak). Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference, Peoria, IL. October 19, 2007.
Regional/Local Presentations
- Learning with Games: Math Games for the Middle Grades. MMC, New Lenox, IL. January 28, 2012.
- Developing Number Sense with Whole Numbers. MMC, New Lenox, IL. January 28, 2012.
- Robots: Learning Tools for the Mathematics Classroom. 54^{th} Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL. March 23, 2011.
- Developing Strategies for Operations with Whole Numbers. 53^{rd} Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL. April 1, 2010.
- Classroom Robotics Symposium (organizer and presenter). Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. July 2009.
- Modeling in Mathematics & Science with Turtles in StarLogo. 52^{nd} Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL. April 7, 2009.
- Flatland: The Movie & Classroom Activities. 51^{st} Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL. April 1, 2008.
- What Changes? What Stays the Same? 50^{th} Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL. March 1, 2007.
- Using Dynamic Data Software for Teaching Math. 16^{th} Annual Regional Office of Education Mathematics Educators’ Conference, Carlinville, IL. November 20, 2006.
- Probability Games. 49^{th} Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL. March 2, 2006