Brenda Collins

Instructor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151
Instructor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

Brenda M. Collins is a mathematics education instructor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She focuses on training future educators in algebra and geometry with a real-world, heuristic learning approach using manipulatives and contemporary technology. Ms. Collins is passionate about teacher preparation in mathematics methods courses. She utilizes manipulatives, both real and virtual, to prepare preservice teachers. Ms. Collins engages pre-service math students with an approach that illuminates teaching philosophies and provides deep and meaningful comprehension of mathematics. She is proud to serve as a clinical instructor supervising teachers in the field in the teacher college's InMac program. Ms. Collins taught mathematics and tennis for 23 years in middle and high schools located in both Texas and Arizona. She coached softball and tennis for 14 seasons, earning accolades and championships at the junior varsity and varsity levels.  

Education

  • Master's degree. Mathematics Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor's degree. Mathematics Education, Arizona State University

Courses

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SED 501Intro to Effective Instruction
SED 544Creating Classroom Climates
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 482Mthds Teaching Math Sec School
MTE 485Teaching Standards-Based Math
SED 512Math Tchng Mthds For Sec Sch
SED 579Apprentice Teaching: SED 6-12
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 301Invst Chng Ptrn, Func & Model
EED 412Mathematics in Elem Schools
SED 579Apprentice Teaching: SED 6-12
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 280Invest Qnty: Number Operations
MTE 281Inves Space: Geom, Meas & Vis
SED 512Math Tchng Mthds For Sec Sch
SED 579Apprentice Teaching: SED 6-12
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 280Invest Qnty: Number Operations
EED 412Mathematics in Elem Schools
MTE 485Teaching Standards-Based Math
SED 579Apprentice Teach in Sec Educ
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 280Invest Qnty: Number Operations
MTE 281Inves Space: Geom, Meas & Vis
SPE 410Mathematics in Elem Schools
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MTE 281Inves Space: Geom, Meas & Vis
MTE 301Invst Chng Ptrn, Func & Model
MTE 494Special Topics
SED 512Math Tchng Mthds For Sec Sch

Expertise Areas