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Discovering Advanced Algebra
An Investigative Approach

Author Biographies

The authors of Discovering Algebra, Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, and Eric Kamischke, worked together at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan, to develop technology-enabled curricula for more than a decade. They coauthored Advanced Algebra Through Data Exploration: A Graphing Calculator Approach and its revised edition, Discovering Advanced Algebra: An Investigative Approach. They work with teachers across the country at conferences and professional development workshops.

Jerald Murdock is a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, former president of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and a T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) instructor emeritus. In 2001, he completed a 40-year teaching career in the public schools and at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.

Ellen Kamischke teaches mathematics at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. After graduating from Michigan Technological University with a degree in mathematics, she received a MAT in physics from Michigan State University. Ellen has been a presenter at numerous regional and national mathematics conferences on topics from writing in mathematics to algebra at all levels and calculus.

Eric Kamischke is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow with 25 years of classroom experience teaching mathematics courses from Algebra 1 to AP Statistics and AP Calculus, plus chemistry. Eric is an expert in classroom technology and uses it for lab investigations in his mathematics teaching and presentations. He leads workshops on advanced algebra topics for Key Curriculum and at mathematics education conferences.