Ronald Benbow

Faculty & Staff

                     

Dr. Ron Benbow

Mathematics Department

 

     
     

Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: Euler 124
Phone: (765) 998-5283
Email: rnbenbow@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Professional development for math teachers, Gifted/Talented Education, Algebra Readiness curriculum, Teacher beliefs

 

Education:

Ph. D., Mathematics Education, Indiana University, 1996
M.A.E, Mathematics Education, Ball State University, 1977
B.A., Mathematics, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1973


Hobbies:

Recently read:
Making the Blind Man Lame (What Jesus Wouldn’t Do) by Dr. Michael Johnson.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The Way Back to Mayberry: Lessons from a Simpler Time by Joey Fann (a fun nostalgic trip for Baby Boomers!)
Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Currently reading:
Discipling Nations  by Darrow Miller (YWAM Publishing)
Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics by Van de Walle and Lovin
The Shapes of Sacred Space by Christopher Powell  (a study of Maya geometry)

Watching:
Movie: Waiting for Superman (no, not Clark Kent.  It’s a documentary about U.S. urban education)
Videos/DVDs: Lost Kingdoms of the Maya (National Geographic), Ancient Maya Tools of Astronomy (History), and Fall of the Aztec and Maya Empires (Questar).
TV: Andy Griffith Show reruns, college basketball and Colts football (in season)

Traveling:
Guatemala and Honduras – a study tour of ancient and modern Maya mathematics, astronomy, and culture (spring 2011)
Haiti – teacher mentoring team with World Hope International (summer 2009)
Liberia, W. Africa – teacher mentoring team with WHI (summer 2007)
Family trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN, and Branson, MO (recent fall, spring, and summer vacations)
Southern California for 3 math education conferences, 2010 – 2011. (The best location for any conference in winter or spring!)

Spare Time Activities:
Yard work, hiking, playing games, basketball, reading, church activities, watching the Colts!