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EIU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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Rick D Anderson | Associate Professor

Office: 3341 - Old Main
Phone: 217-581-5427
Fax: 217-581-MATH
Email: rdanderson@eiu.edu

Currently On Leave


Education

Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Portland State University
M.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 Mathematics
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Illinois Mathematics Teacher Educators
Mathematical Association of America

Research

Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 

Selected 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)

Selected 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 42nd Annual Conference, Green Lake, WI.  May 7, 2010.
  •  Classroom Robotics for Grades 6-12.  Wisconsin Mathematics Council 42nd 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.  54th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL.  March 23, 2011.
  • Developing Strategies for Operations with Whole Numbers.  53rd 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.  52nd Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL.  April 7, 2009.
  • Flatland:  The Movie & Classroom Activities.  51st Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL.  April 1, 2008.
  • What Changes?  What Stays the Same?  50th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL.  March 1, 2007.
  • Using Dynamic Data Software for Teaching Math.  16th Annual Regional Office of Education Mathematics Educators’ Conference, Carlinville, IL.  November 20, 2006.
  • Probability Games.  49th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, Charleston, IL.  March 2, 2006

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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
(217) 581-2028
Fax: (217) 581-6284

Marshall Lassak, Chair

mblassak@eiu.edu

Alejandra Alvarado
Graduate Coordinator (Math)

aalvarado2@eiu.edu

Peter Wiles
Graduate Coordinator (Math Education)

pswiles@eiu.edu


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