Mrs. Jennifer Sherman

Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2015)

Office: 309 Model Hall
Email: jennifer.sherman.1@minotstateu.edu
Phone: (701) 858-3039

  • PhD student - Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, ND
  • MS - Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • BS - Mathematics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Mrs. Jennifer Sherman is a mathematics assistant professor with an interest in mathematics education. She teaches courses for pre-service mathematics education, courses for practicing mathematics educators, and mathematics courses for other undergraduate degrees. At Minot State University, Mrs. Sherman implemented the co-requisite mathematics model to help students earn their degrees in less time, for less expense. She also worked with colleagues and North Dakota’s licensing board to update Elementary Education’s mathematics core requirement to better meet the demands of teaching.

Mrs. Sherman brings secondary mathematics teaching experience, both brick and mortar and online, to her university career. These experiences, along with her professional development, have shaped her teaching philosophy; “Making sense of math is emphasized over memorizing procedures. Therefore, I teach to:

  • help students build confidence to use their own creativity and critical thinking to solve problems,
  • help students enjoy the struggle of learning, and
  • work together to be better at math.

Mathematics lets you wonder and explore! We can find interesting patterns and model them."