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Albert Bradley Bennett, Jr. was born in Camden, Maine in 1932. He attended Maine Maritime Academy and a year after graduation returned there to teach. He then attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a Masters Degree in Mathematics. While there he was strongly influenced by the writing and teaching of mathematicshistorian Professor Howard Eves.  
Decimal Squares Workshop  
After graduating from the University of Maine he became a writer for a twoyear experimental television program sponsored by the Maine State Department of Education. Next he taught mathematics at Gorham State College and became active in the summer mathematics institutes that were sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England. An early bias that was reflected in his teaching of these institutes was the need to encourage intuition in the teaching and learning of mathematics.In 1963 he was invited by Professor Charles Brumfiel to attend a National Science Foundation institute at the University of Michigan. He received his doctorate in mathematics from this university in 1966.
In 1967 he joined the mathematics faculty at the University of New Hampshire to teach mathematics to prospective teachers. In the following years he and his wife Jane raised three boys in the university town of Durham. 

The lecture approach was the predominate method of college teaching in the 1960s, although there was widespread dissatisfaction with this method of preparing teachers. In 1968 Professor Bennett organized a mathematics lab at the University of New Hampshire and started writing laboratory activities for teachers. In the next few years his efforts led to the publication of Fraction Bars, Decimal Squares, and articles and textbooks for elementary and middle school teachers. In 1975 he and Ted Nelson wrote mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach and its companion volume, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach. All of these publications support methods of using models and concrete materials in the teaching of mathematics.  
Bennett/Nelson text  
Bennett/Nelson activity book  
In addition to teaching at the University of New Hampshire, since 1983 Professor Bennett has worked part time for the Math Learning Center in Oregon with Gene Maier and L. Ted Nelson as an author of Math and the Mind’s Eye, and with Linda Foreman in writing the Mathematics Alive text materials. In recent years, he has been a mathematics consultant for the development of the Bridges K3 curriculum materials for the Math Learning Center.  
Math Mind’s Eye Unit IV  Math Mind’s Eye Unit VII  Math Alive Course III  


Vitae and PublicationsBusiness Address: Dept. of Mathematics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 (603) 8622681 EDUCATION Name of institutions, Dates of attendance, Degrees, and year received Maine Maritime Academy 19511954 B.S. Marine Science (1954) HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Maine Maritime Academy – Valedictorian TEACHING EXPERIENCE Maine State Department of Education, Assistant Mathematics Television Teacher, 195961 University of Maine at PortlandGorham, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 196163 and 196667 University of New Hampshire, Assistant Professor of Mathematics 196772 University of Oregon, Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics 197475 University of New Hampshire, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 197287 University of New Hampshire, Professor of Mathematics, 19872009 PUBLICATIONS – TEXTS AND ARTICLES Bennett, Albert B. Jr., and Musser, Gary L., “A Concrete Approach to Integer Addition and Subtraction”, Arithmetic Teacher, (May 1976), 33236. Bennett, Albert B., Jr., “Star Patterns”, Arithmetic Teacher (January 1978), 1214. Bennett, Albert B. Jr. and Schiot, Peter, “Fraction games – versions and revisions”, Teaching Mathematics: Strategies That Work, Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., Chelmsford, MA, 1985. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., Decimal Squares, Scott Resources, Inc., Fort Collins, CO, 1982, 2nd Edition 1992, 3rd Edition 2003. (A program of games, activities, tests and manipulative materials. Includes: Decimal Squares Step by Step Teacher’s Guide and Decimal Squares Step by Step Workbook). Bennett, Albert B. Jr., Eugene Maier, and L. Ted Nelson, Math and the Mind’s Eye, Math Learning Center, Salem, Oregon, 1987. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., “Visual Thinking and Number Relationships”. Mathematics Teacher, (April 1988) 26772. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., “Visualizing the Geometric Series”. Mathematics Teacher, (February 1989) 13036. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., and Foreman, Linda, Mathematics Alive, Math Learning Center, Salem, Oregon, 1989, 1995. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., “Fraction Patterns – Visual and Numerical.” Mathematics Teacher, 82 (April 1989) 25459. Bennett, Albert B. Jr. and Nelson, Leonard T., Mathematics For Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach, 10th Edition, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, NY, 2010. Bennett, Albert B. Jr. and Nelson, Leonard T., Mathematics For Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach, McGraw Hill Publishers, 10th Edition, New York, NY, 2010. Bennett, Albert B. Jr. and Davidson, Patricia S., Fraction Bars, Scott Resources, Inc., Fort Collins, CO, 1973, 4th Edition, 2003. (A program of games, activities, tests and manipulative materials. Includes: Fraction Bars Step by Step Teacher’s Guide and Fraction Bars Step by Step Workbook.) Bennett, Albert B. Jr., and Nelson, Leonard T., “A Conceptual Model for Solving Percent Problems”, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (April 1994), 2025. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., and Nelson, Leonard T. “Divisibility Tests: So Right for Discoveries,” Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (April 2002), 460464. COMPUTER SOFTWARE Bennett, Albert B. Jr., Fraction Bars Online Games Set 2, 2009. Bennett, Albert B. Jr. and Bennett, Albert B. III, Fraction Bars Online Games Set 1, 2002. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., Decimal Squares Online Games, 2002. Bennett, Albert B. Jr. and Bennett, Albert B., III, The Mathematics Investigator, software to accompany Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, NY, 1998. 

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