Samuel Otten is an associate professor of mathematics education and the Lois Knowles Faculty Fellow at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD in 2012 from Michigan State University where he worked primarily with Beth Herbel-Eisenmann. He also earned degrees in mathematics from Michigan State University and in mathematics and mathematics education from Grand Valley State University.
Sam Otten

Sam's research interests center on middle school and high school students' participation in mathematical practices such as reasoning and attending to precision. Additionally, he has recently focused on flipped instruction and students' use of technology to support their mathematical learning.

Sam is the coordinator of the online Master's program in mathematics education at the University of Missouri. He is also the host of the Math Ed Podcast, which you can find on most podcatcher apps and you can also see all the past guests.

Sam's first children's book is also a word game for kids. It's called Missing Letters: An Alphabet Book, with wonderful illustrations by Leon Thomas. All of his books are listed on his Amazon Author Page.