R. Michael Krach, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Mike Krach

Contact Information

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7800 York Road, Room 339

Education

Ph.D., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University
M.A., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University
B.S., Mathematics Education
Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

Mathematics Education
Teacher Professional Development

Biography

R. Michael Krach, a native of Ohio, joined the Department of Mathematics faculty in the Fall Semester of 1987. He earned tenure in 1994, and was promoted to Professor in 2000. He earned his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics education (Curriculum & Instruction) from the Ohio State University. Dr. Krach's academic specialty is mathematics education, primarily at the elementary and middle school levels. His current research interests are in creating and conducting staff development activities in mathematics education (for teachers and students). His teaching responsibilities at Towson University include content, methods, and field-based courses in mathematics education. During his time at Towson University, Dr. Krach has published a geometry textbook, numerous articles in mathematics education, and has presented many workshops and staff development sessions at local, regional, and national conferences.

Dr. Krach is a past President of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and assistant chair of the Department of Mathematics.. For information concerning the MCTM, please visit this Website. He was also the Co-Director of The Maryland Governor's Academy for Science and Mathematics.

Recent Publications

  • Experimental probability versus theoretical probability:  A few activities, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 66:2 (2016), 57-60.
  • Area and perimeter, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 65:2 (2015), 72-77.
  • A middle school sabbatical experience, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 54 (2014), 67-69.
  • An interesting but mysterious number!, New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal 54 (2014), 70-72.
  • Connecting spatial reasoning ideas in mathematics and chemistry (with G. Kaplan and S. Raje), The Mathematics Teacher 107 (2013), 220-224.
  • The Chinese number pyramid puzzle (with G. Kaplan and S. Raje), The Mathematics Teacher 106 (2013), 480.