Series Author, Grades 1-12



Randall I. Charles, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at San Jose State University, San Jose, California . He began his career as a high school mathematics teacher, and he was a mathematics supervisor for five years. Dr. Charles has been a member of several NCTM Committees and is the former Vice President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Much of his writing and research has been in the area of problem solving. He has authored more than 75 mathematics textbooks for kindergarten through college.

Middle Grades Series Authors, Courses 1, 2, 3 and Pre-Algebra

cfds Mark Illingworth has taught in both elementary and high school math programs for more than twenty years. During this time, he received the Christa McAuliffe sabbatical to develop problem solving materials and projects for middle grades math students, and he was granted the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Mr. Illingworth's specialty is in teaching mathematics through applications and problem solving. He has written two books on these subjects and has contributed to math and science textbooks at Prentice Hall.
sdf Bonnie McNemar is a mathematics educator with more than 30 years of experience in Texas schools as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. She began her career as a middle school mathematics teacher and served as a supervisor at the district, county, and state levels. Ms. McNemar was the director of the Texas Mathematics Staff Development Program, now known as TEXTEAMS, for five years, and she was the first director of the Teachers Teaching with Technology (T 3) Program. She remains active in both of these organizations as well as in several local, state and national mathematics organizations, including NCTM.
sad Darwin Mills, an administrator for the public school system in Newport News , Virginia , has been involved in secondary level mathematics education for more than fourteen years. Mr. Mills has served as a high school teacher, a community college adjunct professor, a department chair, and district level mathematics supervisor. He has received numerous teaching awards, including teacher of the year for 1999-2000, and an Excellence in Teaching award from the college of Wooster , Ohio , in 2002. He is a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences. He believes that all students can learn mathematics if given the proper instruction.
dsad Alma Ramirez is co-director of the Mathematics Case Project at WestEd., a nonprofit educational institute in Oakland , California . A former bilingual elementary and middle school teacher, Ms. Ramirez has considerable expertise in mathematics teaching and learning, second language acquisition, and professional development. She has served as a consultant on a variety of projects and has extensive experience as an author for elementary and middle-grades texts. In addition, her work has appeared in the 2004 NCTM Yearbook. Ms. Ramirez is a frequent presenter at professional meetings and conferences.
dsadas Andy Reeves, Ph.D., teaches at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg . His career in education spans 30 years and includes seven years as a middle grades teacher. He subsequently served as Florida 's K-12 mathematics supervisor, and more recently he supervised the publication of The Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Teaching Children Mathematics for NCTM. Prior to entering education, he worked as an engineer for Douglas Aircraft.