I am excited to be part of the Sumter high school community as a teacher. My name is Margaret Davison, I am originally from Portland, Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University with two bachelors of science degrees in mathematics and education. My focus as a teacher is the development of problem solving and critical thinking among my students. I feel like active learning is essential for understanding math concepts so my students spend a lot of time grappling with problems cooperatively and as individuals. I've worked very hard to bring more technology into my classrooms and to use technology as a means of deepening student understanding. Outside the classroom, I'm very active myself: running, traveling, and tending to my rambunctious puppy and generic cat. I maintain a separate page for my students and parents/guardians: http://davison-math.weebly.com/ Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any information.