THOMAS SONNABEND, Ph.D.
                            Professor of Mathematics
                                Montgomery College
 
 
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Office: 454 K Science Center

Phone: 240-567-5219
e-mail:
tom.sonnabend@montgomerycollege.edu

Spring, 2014 Schedule

MA 132      TR        10-11:50 AM

MA 181      MWF    8:25-9:50 AM

MA 282      MWF    12 - 12:50 PM

Office Hours  M 2-2:30 PM, W 10-11 AM, Th 12-1 PM

Math/Science Center Tutoring   TuTh 9 - 9:50 AM, MF 1-1:50 PM

                                          College Activities

Dr. Sonnabend is involved with placement testing for mathematics and requests
library books for the mathematics department. Professor Sonnabend serves as course
chair for MA 131 (Elem. Teachers Course 2), MA 132 (Elem. Teachers Course 3),
and MA 182 (Calculus 2). He developed an expanded program of three mathematics
courses for elementary and middle-school teachers  that was first offered in the
2002-03 school year. The 4th edition of his textbook for teachers grades K-8 was
published in January, 2009.

                                            Background

Dr. Sonnabend has taught at Montgomery College since Fall, 1986. From 1973-79,
he
taught
grades 5 and 9-12 in New York City. After that, Dr. Sonnabend taught at
the University of Maryland and Trinity College (D.C.). He has also worked with
inservice elementary school teachers. During his undergraduate days, Dr.
Sonnabend trained a dolphin and performed with it.

                                           Publications

Dr. Sonnabend is the author of Mathematics for Teachers: An Interactive
Approach for Grades K-8 (4th. ed.) and articles including "Calculus Reform: An
Interview with Tom Sonnabend" and "Cooperative Learning in Mathematics for
Elementary Teachers." In addition, Dr. Sonnabend has published 29 book reviews
in the Mathematics Teacher.

                                          Presentations

Dr. Sonnabend has been a speaker at eight NCTM Annual meetings, five MAA
regional meetings, and a VCTM meeting.

                                              Awards

Dr. Sonnabend was named the Maryland College Teacher of the Year for 2001 by
the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is also listed in Who's Who
Among America's Teachers, 2006/2007
and
Men of
Achievement (1996 edition).