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Mathematics educator

Karen Tobey Sharp, American Mathematics educator. Named Corporation Woman of Achievement, Young Women’s Christian Association, Flint, 1991; recipient awards.

Background

Sharp, Karen Tobey was born on March 12, 1940 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Morley Cornelius and Sutah (Huggs) Tobey.

Education

AB magna cum laude, Southern Methodist U., 1961; Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1969.

Career

Teacher mathematics, Westwood Hts. High School, Flint, Michigan, 1961-1962; teacher mathematics, Whitmore Lake (Michigan) High School, 1962-1965; teacher mathematics, The Valley School, Flint, 1965-1967; professor mathematics, Mott Community College, Flint, 1965-1967, 75-.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: New Directions in Two-Year College Mathematics, 1984, Crossroads in Mathematics: Standards for Introductory College MathematicsBefore Calculus, 1995, author, presenter telecourses for college instruction, since 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Politics

God, in His permissive will, may allow political leaders, both in biblical times and the present day, to enact policies that are opposed to His revealed will.

Views

God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

Membership

Member American Mathematics Association Two-Year Colls. (president 1991-1993, Executive Board, President's Svc. award 1984), Michigan Mathematics Association Two-Year Colls. (past president), Mathematics Association American (commission on two-year colleges 1991-1993, commission on mathematics education of teachers 1996-1998), National Council Teachers Mathematics Council Science Society Presidents, Conference Board of the Mathematics Sciences, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order Eastern Star.

Connections

Married Larry Gene Sharp, July 3, 1960. Children: Tracy Lin, Bradley Gene.

father:
Morley Cornelius Tobey

mother:
Sutah (Huggs) Tobey

spouse:
Larry Gene Sharp

children:
Tracy Lin Sharp

Bradley Gene Sharp