More Than Meets the Eye: Seeing Structure in Graphical Transformations Across the Curriculum
Often, students see lines, higher-order polynomials, and trigonometric functions as unrelated. However, if we connect back to geometric transformations, we can uncover the structure that leads to the commonalities in transformations of the equations and the graphs.
Dr. Kelly Edenfield, Manager of School Partnerships, joined the Carnegie Learning team in May 2012. Prior to arriving at Carnegie, she taught at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Georgia, and taught high school mathematics in Georgia. She earned three degrees (B.S.Ed., M.Ed., and Ph.D.) in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia and a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia State University. She is National Board Certified and holds administrative and teaching credentials in the state of Georgia. One of Dr. Edenfield’s primary professional goals is to improve student achievement by helping teachers increase their content knowledge.