Author Resume  
Bibliography  Vitae  Publications  
Albert Bradley Bennett, Jr. was born in Camden, Maine in 1932. He attended Maine Maritime Academy and a year after graduation returned there to teach. He then attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a Masters Degree in Mathematics. While there he was strongly influenced by the writing and teaching of mathematicshistorian Professor Howard Eves. 

After graduating from the University of Maine he became a writer for a twoyear experimental television program sponsored by the Maine State Department of Education. Next he taught mathematics at Gorham State College and became active in the summer mathematics institutes that were sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England. An early bias that was reflected in his teaching at these institutes was the need to encourage intuition in the teaching and learning of mathematics. 

In 1963 he was invited by Professor Charles Brumfiel to attend a National Science Foundation institute at the University of Michigan. He received his doctorate in mathematics from this university in 1966. In 1967 he joined the mathematics faculty at the University of New Hampshire to teach mathematics to prospective teachers. In the following years he and his wife Jane raised three boys in the university town of Durham. 

The lecture approach was the predominate method of college teaching in the 1960s, although there was widespread dissatisfaction with this method of preparing teachers. In 1968 Professor Bennett organized a mathematics lab at the University of New Hampshire and started writing laboratory activities for teachers. In the next few years his efforts led to the publication of Fraction Bars, Decimal Squares, and articles and textbooks for elementary and middle school teachers. In 1975 he and Ted Nelson wrote Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach and its companion volume, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach. In 2007, Laurie Burton joined the author team in publishing these two books. All of these publications support methods that use models and concrete materials in the teaching of mathematics. In addition to teaching at the University of New Hampshire, from 1983 to 2003, Professor Bennett worked part time for the Math Learning Center in Oregon with a team of authors including Gene Maier, Ted Nelson, and Linda Foreman in writing the Math and the Mind's Eye materials and the Mathematics Alive text materials. 

Math Mind's Eye Unit IV  Math Mind's Eye Unit VII  Math Alive Course III  


Vitae and Publications
Maine State Department of Education, Assistant Mathematics Television Teacher, 195961 University of New Hampshire, Emertius Professor of Mathematics Education
PUBLICATIONS  TEXTS AND ARTICLES Bennett, Albert B. Jr., Laurie J. Burton and Leonard T. Nelson, Mathematics For Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, NY, 9^{th} Edition, 2012. Bennett, Albert B. Jr., Laurie J. Burton and Leonard T. Nelson, Mathematics For Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach, McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, NY, 9^{th} Edition, 2012.
Bennett, Albert B. Jr.., Fraction Bars, Scott Resources, Inc., Fort Collins, CO, 2009, 5th Edition, 2009. (A program of games, activities, tests and manipulative materials. Includes: Fraction Bars Teacher's Guides Grades 12, 34 and 58, and Fraction Bars Classroom Centers Grades 12, 34, and 58.)

