Dr. Benson's professional interests include number theory, problem solving, the history of mathematics, and teacher education.
Professional Title: Associate Professor of Mathematics
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Algebraic Number Theory, Problem Solving, Content-based professional development for inservice and preservice teachers
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Problem Solving
Topics in Geometry
Transition to Abstract Mathematics
Field Research in Mathematics
Mathematics in Context
Education: BS, University of Texas at Austin; MS, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Mathematics in Context, Problem Solving, Calculus I-III, Transition to Abstract Mathematics through Number Theory, Topics in Geometry, Field Research in Mathematics
Fun Facts: Plays alto, tenor, and bass trombone with Calliope (Boston's collaborative choral/orchestral ensemble), Summer Street Brass, Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Harvard and Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players, among other groups.
Tell me and I will forgetShow me and I may not rememberInvolve me and I will understand(Native American Saying)Mathematics is like a video game - it can be fun, but it requires effort.And if you just sit and watch, you’re wasting your quarter (and semester).
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