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Lynn Patterson



  • Higher Ed: Education 


Dr. Lynn Gannon Patterson is an Associate Professor in Elementary School Education at Murray State University. She teaches math methods for elementary teachers at the undergraduate level and integrating mathematics in the curriculum at the graduate level. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and taught mathematics in first through sixth grades for many years. Her research interests include preparing preservice and inservice teachers to effectively teach mathematics, problem solving in mathematics, differentiated instruction, and increasing student engagement in learning.


Methods in Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Classroom Management and Student Motivation
School Administration
Teaching Elementary School 


Boyce, J., Riley, J., Patterson, L. (In Press projected publication date summer 2015). Adult-child communication: A goldmine of learning experience. Childhood Education. Washington D.C.: Association for Childhood Education International.

Patterson, L., Patterson, K. (March 2014). Problem solve with the presidents. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. 19 (7), 406-413. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Musselman, M., Patterson, L. (Fall, 2013). Investigating science at home. Spectrum: The Journal of the Illinois Science Teachers Association. 39 (2), 24-29. Sullivan, IL: Illinois Science Teachers Journal.

Patterson, L., Musselman, M., Rowlette, J. (Fall, 2013). Using the depth of knowledge model to create high school mathematics assessments. Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning. 11, 39-45. Richmond, KY: College of Education, Eastern Kentucky University.

Patterson, L., Young, A. (Summer, 2013). The power of math dictionaries in the classroom, Southern Regional Association of Teacher Educators Journal, 22 (2). Clarksville, TN: Southern Regional Association of Teacher Educators.