Beth MacDonald

I am an Assistant Professor at Utah State University teaching mathematics education courses at the undergraduate and doctoral level. Further, my encapsulates a research agenda centered on how young children develop sophisticated reasoning strategies when developing number, operating on number, and algebraically reasoning about number. I began my work as an elementary education teacher in Montgomery county, Virginia where fully inclusive environments pressed educators to differentiate their instruction in response to a variety of student abilities. Here. I taught kindergarten, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and worked as an instructional specialist for two elementary schools. I got my Masters in Education and Ph.D. at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). Upon graduating, I began my career at Utah State University. I have two children and a husband who keep me busy in my free time.