A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Dr. Ron Benbow

Professor of Mathematics
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  • algebra readiness curriculum
  • gifted/talented education
  • professional development for math teachers
  • teacher beliefs
Faculty Profile


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)

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)

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!

Major career accomplishments

Professional Memberships

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics