Dr. Brandy - Math Enrichment, Exploration, and Equity.

Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Brandy Wiegers - a new faculty member at Central Washington University!

In the past few years, I've been involved with Math Circles, Bridge to Engineering Pathways (B2E), Adventures in Precalculus! and various professional development efforts. Below you will find more information about my activities for each.

Math Circles

  • I am involved in many projects across the Bay and greater US Area including serving as:
    •   Director of the San Francisco Math Circle and 
    •   Evaluator,  Advisory Board Member, and Founding Director of National Association of Math Circles (NAMC)
  • San Joaquin Math Teachers' Circle - October 22, 2013 On October 22 I presented the 'Slide Rules Rule' lesson at the Math Teachers' Circle at San Joaquin Math Teachers' Circle.  This is a lesson I've been developing over the last several years and I really enjoyed the opportunity to share it with the SJMTC.  They added to the lesson by sharing the time and math with me and then going over the mathematical practices and pedagogical methods I used at the end. That was a really cool experience. They highlighted my addition of "wishful thinking" to their problem solving approaches list and talked about how I had started slow and kept the whole entire group moving forward during the lesson.Basic gist... we start by putting the amazingness ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 11:39 PM by Brandy Wiegers
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Bridge To Engineering Pathways

  • Introduction to Spreadsheets... Zombie Apocalypse Estimations The students in the City College B2E program are requesting more opportunities to practice Excel Spreadsheet skills. Last week we provided a spreadsheet and walked them through how to do ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 11:00 PM by Brandy Wiegers
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Professional Development

  • SENCER Regional Meeting/Workshop Sustaining STEM Education Innovation with Civic Engagement Dates: Saturday. November 16, 2013Website: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/school-of-science/news-events/sencer-regional-meetingworkshopPresentation: Poster on Mathematical Problem Solving, Engagement, and Empowerment.
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 11:19 PM by Brandy Wiegers
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Adventures in PreCalculus

  • Introduction to Trig Identities I don't believe in forcing our students to memorize things. I believe in using the material enough that you gain an understanding and start to recall it. In order ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 11:09 PM by Brandy Wiegers
  • Spaghetti Cosine and Sine Curves We did a great activity to introduce Sine and Cosine from the Unit Circle. This is a standard activity from the high schools my GK12 students work with but none ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 10:26 PM by Brandy Wiegers
  • Introduction to Parent Functions I've seen parent functions introduced in different forms at different high schools and I attempted to incorporate the best of what I'd seen into our coursework by having ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 10:11 PM by Brandy Wiegers
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  • Brandy S. Wiegers, Angela Y. Cheer, and Wendy K. Silk. Modeling the Hydraulics of Root Growth in Three Dimensions with Phloem Water Source. Plant Physiology. 150:2092-2103 (2009).
  • Zhiming Liao, Shihua Wang, Brandy S. Wiegers, and Steven K. Clinton. Energy Balance Alters Dunning R3327-H Prostate Tumor Architecture, Androgen Receptor Expression and Nuclear Morphometry in Rats. The Prostate. Volume 66, Issue 9, Pages 945-953. March 2006.