Graduates of the MSM Program
Many teachers have effectively completed our program and have advanced their teaching in secondary schools and community colleges. Others have proceeded to accomplish other great feats including completing a Ph.D. in education, publishing in Mathematics Teacher and one being awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The creative components of our more recent graduates are available for your viewing by selecting the highlighted titles.
Some graduates have agreed to answer your questions about the MSM program including how the program helped to advance their mathematical understanding and their teaching of mathematics. See below for more information.
Name | Major Professor | Year | Creative Component Title |
Aalbers, Daniel | Tondra | 2002 | Learning Mathematics with the Aid of Journaling |
Allmann, Melissa | Hentzel | 2012 | Graph theory applications for the classroom |
Ash-Mott, Carrie | 1989 | ||
Asplund, Katie | Bolles,& Hentzel | 2009 | |
Atherton, Rebecca | Hogben | 2005 | |
(Bailey) Hall, Pauline | Mathews | 1990 | Interpolation Using Mathematica |
Batton, Lyle | Keller | 1998 | What are the Characteristics of Mathematical Modeling Activities that Excite Students? |
Benton, John | Tondra | 1997 | Fundamentals of Hyperbolic Geometry |
Betterton, Joel | Sharp | 1998 | Improving Student’s Understanding of Vectors Using Laboratory Activities |
Borich, Vickie | Sharp | 2002 | How Does a Philosophy of Mathematics Impact the Christian Educator? |
Bratcher, Doris | Ashlock | 2001 | Improving Instruction on the Metric System |
Brill, Brooke | Thompson & Hentzel | 2004 | Discrete, Geometry, and Calculus: Oh My, What Can We Learn! |
Brincks, Laura | Thompson & Johnston | 2005 | Fractals and Chaos |
Brooks, Richard | Thompson & Hentzel | 2004 | Multiple-Choice v. Constructed Response Questions in High School Mathematics |
Brunner, Judy | Mathews | 1993 | Career Unit for General Mathematics |
Campbell, Ben | Hentzel | 2012 | Helping students discover the fundamental theorem of calculus |
Carey, Joseph | Tondra | 1992 | Is There a Relationship Between High School Class Size and a Students’ Math Placement Exam Score at ISU? |
Christensen, Scott | Sharp | 2002 | Making the Connection between Quadratics and Real World Applications |
Conn, Joel | Bolles & Hentzel | 2009 | The Simplex Lock Problem: A Real-World Investigation Using Mathematics |
Cox, Rhonda | Sharp | 2001 | A Unit to Improve the Ability of Students to Write and Understand |
Cross, Karen | Keller | 1996 | Integrating Graphing Calculators with Algebra |
Cuttell, Terri | Tondra | 2002 | Distance Education Programs and High School Students |
Daniels, Randy | Mathews | 1991 | A Comparison of Ankeny High School AP and non-AP Students |
Day Hartzler, Julie | Rudolph | 1994 | Middle Level Projects: Maximize and Energize Math Potential in Students |
Doolittle, Cheryl | Tondra | 1998 | Problem Solving and Higher Order Thinking Skills |
Donald, Christi | Thompson & Johnston | 2005 | Hyperbolic Geometry in the High School Geometry Classroom |
Dengler, Robert | Froelich | 2009 | Research Based Decision Making in a Community College Setting |
Dose, James | Rudolph | 1991 | How students learn mathematics |
Edgerly, Jordan | Johnston | 2012 | The mathematics of games |
Eekhoff, Eric | Thompson & Hentzel | 2007 | Constructibility of Regular Polygons |
Ehr, Diane | Thompson & Hentzel | 2006 | Voting Methods: Another Way to Choose |
Escobar, Manuel | Sharp & Keller | 1996 | Analysis of the Common Mistakes that Students Make When Dealing with Algebra |
Eveland, Joyce | Thompson & Hentzel | 2006 | Theoretical and Experimental Algorithms concerning the Dimensions of Fractals in the Secondary Classroom |
Fagan, Patsy | 1991 | Using Lotus 1-2-3 in Solving Linear Systems and Linear Programs | |
(Fanous) Wineland, Sylvia | Hentzel & Bolles | 2012 | The Morley Triangle and beyond |
Farrell, Alyssa | Thompson & Hentzel | 2006 | Recursive Patterns and Polynomials |
Felt, Natalie | Sharp | 2001 | Mozart in the Classroom |
Firch, Dion | Sharp | 2002 | An Experiment with Teaching Through Problem Solving |
Fraser, Susan | Rudolph | 1995 | The Effects of Frequent Quizzing on Chapter Test Scores of High School Geometry Students |
Funke, Michele | Hogben | 2002 | A Mathematical Critique of Paulos’ Innumeracy |
Garbe, Scott | Mathews | 1992 | Use of BASIC Computer Programs in Discrete Mathematics |
Gilpin, Christina | Hentzel | 2010 | Mathematics of voting and arrow’s theorem |
Grebasch, Laura | Tondra | 2003 | |
Hannasch, Becky | Rudolph | 1991 | Graphing Calculator |
Harwood, Kristine | Bolles & Hentzel | 2009 | Bezier Curves |
Hawes, Jennifer | Bolles & Hentzel | 2010 | Projective geometry |
Hendel, Marc | Johnston | 1993 | Writing in the Mathematics Classroom: A Rationale and a Guide |
Heston, Matt | Froelich | 2009 | An Analysis of APBA Baseball |
Hill, Troy | Tondra | 2002 | Real World Mathematics Problems |
Homan- Groathouse, Stephanie | Sharp | 1997 | Writing in the Math Classroom |
Huisinga, Maureen | Sharp, | 2001 | Analysis of Achievement Level Test in the Baxter School District |
Jaeschke, Sharon Kann | Colwell | 1990 | Using Geometric Transformations and Finding Hidden Lines in Computer-Drawn Polyhedra |
Janssen, Christina | Thompson & Hentzel | 2007 | Taxicab Geometry: Not the Shortest Ride Across Town; Exploring Conic Sections with a Non-Euclidean Metric |
Johnson, Jana | Tondra. | 1995 | Number Theory |
Johnson, Susan | Rudolph | 1997 | The Internet: An Empowering Tool in the Mathematics Classroom |
Jurgensen, Mark | Tondra | 2002 | A Geometry Unit of Construction Using a TI92 |
Kadow, Eileen | Tondra | 1991 | Teaching College Algebra with Computer Lab Units |
Kaspar, Cathy | Bolles & Hentzel | 2009 | Using Bezier curves for geometric transformations |
Kastler, Jessica | Johnston | 2010 | Explorations of taxicab geometry |
Kern, Cara | Froelich | 2010 | Activities and resources for advanced placement statistics classroom |
Koops, Michelle | Sharp | 2002 | Teaching Conceptual Knowledge of Fractions in the Remedial School Classroom |
Kouba, Evonne | Colwell | 1992 | Using Microcomputer to Illustrate Tessellation |
Kuiken, Linda | Tondra | 1995 | A Set of Proofs About Isometries in the Euclidean Plane |
Lamb, Colby Kessler | Mathews | 1990 | Trigonometry Inverse Functions |
Lamphier, Lesley | Hogben | 2004 | Geometric Constructions |
Larson, Paula | Colwell | 1990 | Some Geometrics Aspects of Linear Fractional Transformations |
Linn, Dennis | Colwell | 1989 | Solution and Simulation of the Lotka-Voleterra Predator-Prey Problem |
Lorntson, Tom | Rudolph | 1990 | Incorporating a Graphics Calculator in a High School Mathematics Class |
Luscombe, Clint | Ashlock | 2000 | The Natural, not Magical e |
Luttenegger, Greg | Colwell | 1995 | Using Algebra Tiles to Develop Conceptual and Procedural Understanding of Polynomial Operations |
Lyddon Hatten, Lana | Johnston | 2008 | Journey in the Learning and Teaching of Mathematics by Incorporating Technology |
McCann, Brandea | Hentzel | 2010 | Irrational roots: The historical computations of square roots, e and Pi |
Mason, Karen | Froelich | 2013 | Reading and mathematics ITED Scores: Are they related? |
Meyer Carlson, Melissa | Froelich | 2013 | Statistical applications of auto insurance |
Moeller, Jill | Hentzel | 2003 | Fractions and the Transference to Rational Expressions |
Muenzenmay, Alan | Sharp | 1997 | Fractal Geometry: Can Its Implementation Assist in Motivating and Enhancing the High School Classroom? |
Munetsi, Cribert | Mathews | 1992 | The Traveling Salesman Problem |
Nataro, S. Leigh | Johnston | 1996 | An Introduction to Programming Through the TI82 Graphics Calculator |
Noblett, Ann Gray Kendall | Colwell | 1987 | A Comparison of Circular and Hyperbolic Trigonometry |
Nunn, Curtis | Tondra | 1998 | Implementation of Student Projects in a High School Geometry Classroom |
O’Loughlin, Karen | Mathews | 1992 | Improving Success in Calculus, a Project to Prepare Students for Careers in Engineering, Physics, and Mathematical Sciences |
Parker, Jennifer | Hogben | 2006 | Distance Geometry |
Paulson, Adam | Hentzel | 2012 | Vertex-edge graphs: concepts and including them in high school geometry. . . |
Pedersen, James | Mathews | 1991 | The Effects of the Texas Instrument TI-81 Graphing Calculator on Performance in a High School Precal . . . |
Pedersen, Keith | Rudolph | 1993 | Art in Mathematics |
Petersen, John | Sharp | 1999 | NA |
Peterson, Marsha | Keller | 1996 | It’s Never Too Late for Change: Reflections on Updating Instruction |
Petrak, Dan | Sharp | 2000 | Block Scheduling: A Look at Student Retention and Teacher ??? |
Polley, Michael | Rudolph | 1994 | Geometry: A Lab Approach |
Poole, Steven | Tondra | 1999 | Technology Lessons for Mathematics |
Poudel, Deanna | Tondra | 1995 | Projects for Integrated Math Analysis and Physics Courses |
Pruitt, Bettie Degryse | Colwell | 1989 | Graphical Comparison of Random Number Generators |
Reece, Brian | Thompson & Hentzel | 2006 | Estimating Pi through Monte Carlo Methods in n-Dimensions |
Reedy, Heather | Sharp | 2000 | Developing Meaningful Relationships with Students to Enhance Behavioral (or Academic) Change: A Study in Trust Psychology |
Roberts, Deb | Tondra. | 2003 | Problem-Solving Strategies in the Applied Mathematics Classroom |
Robertson, Michele | Tondra | 2003 | Teaching Styles and Learning Styles in a Mathematics Classroom |
SarasioMeyer, Daniel | Hogben | 2008 | Steganography and SVD |
Scheideman, Bradley | Tondra | 1997 | The mathematics of paper folding: An investigation of flat-foldable crease patterns |
Schmidt, Shelby | Hentzel | 2012 | NA |
Schouten, Bob | Mathews | 1988 | Matrices and Vectors: High School Teaching Units |
Schulte, Matt | Tondra | 1996 | Aligning the Pella High School mathematics curriculum with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics curriculum and valuation standards |
Seeger, Linda | Tondra | 1996 | Applications and Extensions: Integrating Business and Science into the Math Curriculum |
Seversen, Mara | Bolles & Hentzel | 2010 | Conic sections and the maximum metric |
Sieren, Angela | Sharp | 2000 | A Computer-Based Learning Option for At-Risk Students |
Sills, Nancy | Tondra | 1994 | Implementation of a Two to Six Week Unit of Probability and Statistics in Various High School Courses |
Smith, Randall | Mathews | 1992 | Iowa Pilot Early Mathematics Prognostic Testing Project |
Staack, Jerrod | Keller | 1996 | The Use of Portfolios in Geometry |
Stuckwisch, Kevin | Hentzel | 2004 | Fundamental Calculus: A Reform Alternative |
Swan, Pam Ryerson | Mathews | 1990 | Discovery Learning with Geometric Supposer |
Swenson, Virginia Martin | Rudolph | 1988 | Comparison of Saxon’s Incremental Development and Dociani’s Traditional Methods of Teaching |
Taylor, Eugene | Colwell | 1989 | Solution and Iteration Surfaces for Kepler’s Equation |
Testroet, Teresa | Rudoph | 1999 | Writing Effectiveness Assessments when Graphic Calculators are Used: Testing Conceptual Knowledge |
Theisen, Vicky | Mathews | 1992 | Teaching Pre-algebra to All 8th Grade General Math Level Students |
Thompson, Karen | Mathews | 1993 | Implementation of Improving Success in Calculus |
Trulin, Kimberlee | Tondra | 2000 | What is Mathematics and Importance in Society? |
Turnis, Shirley | Tondra | 2000 | Math Assessment Placement at Northeastern Iowa Community College |
Tvrdik, Deb Frohling | Mathews | 1988 | A Mumath Program: Solving Polynomial Relations by Synthetic Division |
Walstrom, Courtney | Froelich | 2008 | Beta: A Statistical Analysis of a Stock’s volatility |
Whiteman, Korie | Hentzel | 2013 | |
Whitson, Joan | Tondra | 2004 | |
Wiemers, Elli | Tondra | 1995 | Interviews as Assessment in Euclidean Geometry |
Williams, Roosevelt | Mathews | 1994 | Study Guides for Algebra Students |
Wilson, Erin | Bolles & Hentzel | 2011 | Investigating the golden ratio |
Wolcott, Virginia | Mathews | 1991 | The Effects of Mathematics Achievement of Having Answers to Homework Assignments |
Woods, Nancy | Rudolph | 1992 | Learning Packages for Math Elementary Educators Students |
Zeimat Hallgren, Trudy | Tondra | 1996 | Discovering Geometry: A Constructivist Approach to Teaching Geometry |
The MSM graduates/current students listed below have
agreed to answer questions about the ISU Master of School Mathematics Program;
feel free to contact any of the graduates/students listed below for more
information.
Becky
Atherton
Moline High School
3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61256
309.743.8894
Diane
Ehr
114 N Armstrong #1
Litchfield, MN 55355
Brooke (Brill) Fischels
Ottumwa High School
501 E 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Work: 641.683.4444
Home: 641.684.6939
Dan Petrak
DMACC-West Campus Mathematics Instructor/Student Activities Advisor
515.633.2419