June 19, 2018

Cathleen Alexander, Ph.D., author of Pre-Algebra, has taught Mathematics at the elementary, middle school and high school levels in both public and private schools for over 14 years. In the California public schools, she has taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. In addition, she has taught Algebra in the Pre-College Program at Sonoma State University, and was an elementary and middle school principal. Ms. Alexander a U. California Davis Ph.D in Math candidate, also has a background developing Science curriculum, most recently “Inventions Plus” for Upward Bound Math and Science students. She has also contributed Mathematics and Science curriculum to academic journals. For 8 years, she has been an annual speaker at state and national education conferences, presenting numerous workshops such as “Geography Long Jump! And A Math Activity That Sneaks in Negative Numbers” and “Chess and the Mathematics Classroom.” Ms. Alexander says: “My philosophy of education is to teach students in a way that they will understand and remember. My method combines direct teaching, observation, student discovery and practice. I also weave in brain research, multiple intelligence theory and inquiry-based techniques. I am passionate about my teaching, and try to impart the importance and relevance of the subject to students’ real lives. I incorporate advanced concepts into simple exercises and authentic activities.”