Kevin Dykema is an energetic teacher and presenter who has a passion for mathematics. He has taught 8th grade math since 1995 and is currently teaching at Mattawan (MI) Middle School.
He graduated from Calvin College (MI) with major in mathematics and education. He has a masters degree in math education from Western Michigan University, where he has taught several undergraduate math courses for preservice elementary teachers.
He conducts many professional development sessions throughout the United States on the use of manipulatives in the math classroom. Kevin believes that manipulatives are a great way for students to develop conceptual understanding of the math.
Kevin is honored to serve a 3-year term on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board of Directors, which began in 2016. He also serves on the Educational Materials Committee for NCTM. He was awarded the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Director's Award in 2007 for outstanding contribution and leadership in mathematics education as well as the Service Award in 2014 and has served as a regional director for the organization. He was the annual conference chair for the organization from 2011-2016 and co-founded and is co-chair since 2015 for a conference focused on mathematics for students with disabilities.
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