Mathematics faculty

Sharon Rosenboom, M.S.

Instructor in Mathematics Education

M.S., Florida State University
B.A., Dordt College

VPH 311 A


As a member of the Northwestern College faculty since 2009, Professor Rosenboom teaches introductory mathematics courses as well as elementary and secondary math methods courses for pre-service teachers. She holds a master's degree in mathematics education and a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a specialization in special education. With 15 years of teaching experience in Christian elementary, middle school, and special education classrooms, she enjoys sharing her interests in mathematics, in Christian education, and in helping teachers meet the needs of diverse students.


  • Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

    Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

    (3 credits) (IGE option under Quantitative Reasoning) A study of those topics necessary and helpful for competent and enthusiastic teaching of mathematics in the elementary school, including some history of mathematics, development of number systems, number bases, sets, logic & reasoning, geometry, data analysis, and probability. Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 480 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.
  • Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

    Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

    (3 credits, alternate years, consult department) Content, techniques and materials for teaching mathematics at the secondary or junior high level. This course requires a 10 hour field experience. Prerequisite: junior or senior class standing.
  • Teaching Mathematics

    Teaching Mathematics

    (3 credits) A study of materials, lesson design, methods, and procedures for the teaching of mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels are the primary points of study for this course. Prerequisite: admission to the teacher education program.


  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics