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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 State University.

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 Rio Grande.