Mrs. Currier

This is my second year at Keewaydin, but I've been teaching for awhile now!  My educational journey has been interesting.  I graduated from Carleton College with a degree in German Literature but not much of a plan to do with that degree!  I loved reading in German and I studied in Germany.  I don't regret the choice of less common degree, as all learning is good learning!  I got my teaching degree from the University of Minnesota, where I also did some graduate work in Mathematics Education.  I earned my Master's degree from Saint Mary's University.

But the school of life continues to be my main teacher.

 I love learning new things.  I stayed home when my daughters were young and saved money by fixing up an old house myself.  I am a self-taught woodworker and have built quite a bit of the furniture in my home.  I love to sew, garden, entertain...and fold paper!  I love origami, mainly because my students love it.  I use origami to teach many things.  A few years ago, I published an article on using origami in the mathematics classroom.  It is a link for members on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics website, but is only available to members.  I have attached it here if you are interested.

I have

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been happily married to my husband Ross for 34 years.  He recently took a job working for the City of St. Paul, in Planning and Economic Development, so we moved to St. Paul after many years living in Northfield.  We are loving life in the city.   We have two grown daughters, Athena and Phoebe.  We celebrated Phoebe's marriage last fall and Athena's the year before, so it has been a busy time for our family.  I have a VERY energetic German Short haired Pointer named Frieda, who lives for our excursions to the park each day.  I wish I had a better throwing arm, as she would chase that tennis ball forever!

PDF Unfolding a Problem   --  This article describes how I use origami in the mathematics classroom.