O’Dell and Frauenholtz Present with Students at Mathematics Conference in Duluth

Bemidji State University’s Dr. Jenna O’Dell, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, and Dr. Todd Frauenholtz, professor of mathematics and computer science, accompanied students in presenting research at the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference in Duluth, Minn.

O’Dell, Frauenholtz and Kylie Higgins, a senior majoring in mathematics education from Park Rapids, Minn., presented their research on how students’ ability to generalize solutions of unsolved mathematics problems develops as they progress through intermediate and middle grades.

O’Dell, along with three graduate students, Cheryl Wulff, from Grand Rapids, Minn., Alexandra Mannausau, from International Falls, Minn., and Meghan Brautigam, from Edina, Minn., also presented their work entitled “How to Use Geometer’s Sketchpad in the Classroom.”


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