# Rick Mitchell

## Professor

**Ph.D.**, Mathematics Education, University of Wyoming

**M.S.**, Mathematics, Illinois State University

**B.S.**, Mathematics, Illinois State University

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

### Research Interests

Technology in education, misconceptions in mathematics, mathematics education.### Selected Publications

- Using the Calculator-Based Ranger (CBR) Materials in the Middle School Classroom. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 78th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL April 2000.
- Using the Calculator-Based Laboratory (CBL) Materials in the Algebra Classroom. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 77th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. April 1999
- The Golden Ratio: An Ideal Core Curriculum Topic. NCTM Regional conference. Denver, CO. February 1998.
- Pentominoes: An Exploration with Squares. NCTM Regional Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 1997.
- The Golden Section: What is the “Best" Looking Rectangle? NCTM Regional Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. February, 1997.
- The IBM Mathematics Exploration Toolkit with Applications from the Secondary School. NCTM Regional Conference. Des Moines, Iowa. January 1992.

### Honors and Awards

2000 | UWSP Extension – For “Going the Extra Mile” supporting UWSP Extension Programming. |

2000 | University of Wisconsin System PK-16 Initiative: CBL Materials in the Algebra Classroom. Funding for the second year of the project. |

1999 | University of Wisconsin System PK-16 Initiative: CBL Materials in the Algebra Classroom. The project focused on using the Calculator-Based Laboratory (CBL) materials in the algebra classroom. The inservice training in this project was delivered via the Internet. |

1999 | College of Letters and Science IT grant. The grant purchased additional CBL/CBR materials to be checked-out to preservice teachers during the field experiences. |

### Professional Affiliations

- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)