Lori A. Thomson
400 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street S.E   Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455
Voice: 612-626-8310   FAX: 612-625-8083
WWW: http://www.geom.umn.edu/~lori/   E-Mail: lori@geom.umn.edu


To obtain a teaching position that utilizes technology in the mathematics classroom.


Practicum Teacher, Barton School, Minneapolis, Minnesota April 1997-June 1997
Conducted lessons of pre-algebra and geometry to students grades 6-8. Taught topology unit centered around the mathematical video The Shape of Space. Assisted students with classwork.

Co-Presenter, NCTM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1997
Presented at two sessions: "Using the World Wide Web to Improve the Teaching of Mathematics" and "IMP Demo Class: Join with Students to Experience a Problem-Centered Curriculum."

Student Teacher, Patrick Henry High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 1996 - March 1997
Taught unit of Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) to culturally diverse juniors and seniors, using calculators daily in lessons. Designed lessons expanding existing curriculum. Provided timely feedback to students on their progress. Individually tutored students having difficulty with assignments. Assigned trimester grades. Conducted parent-teacher conferences.


Software Developer, The Geometry Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1994 - present
Animated The Shape of Space, a computer generated mathematical video introducing basic concepts of topology. Developed curriculum materials to supplement the video. Taught mathematical concepts during tours of The Geometry Center to visitors ages 10 to adult. Used several Macintosh software programs during tours including Geometer's Sketchpad, Kali and KaleidoTile. Designed World Wide Web based educational materials for use during tours.

Volunteer, Twinbrook Family YMCA, Schaumburg, Illinois, Spring 1994
Assisted in directing Leader's Club meetings and supervised youth group activities.

Software Engineer, Vista Technologies, Schaumburg, Illinois, July 1991 - August 1995
Designed, developed and documented graphical software applications for designing computer hardware. Specialized in user-interfaces with an intuitive, natural feel. Demonstrated software at trade shows.


Initial Mathematics Teacher Licensure
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
December 1997           GPA 3.9

   Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
University of Wisconsin, Madison
May 1991           GPA 3.8


Mathematics (7-12), State of Minnesota, December 1997


  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Association for Women in Mathematics

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1991
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1991
  • Dean's List, University of Wisconsin, 1987-1991

    Drawing, painting, singing, and aerobic dance.


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