Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph. D., Mathematics

Research Interests:

1. Publications:

Vivian Cyrus and Ben Flora , “ Don’t Teach Technology,
But Teach With Technology”, Mathematics
Teacher, Vol. 93 No. 7, Oct. 2000 Pg. 564-567. Delta – K Mathematics Journal, January
2002. (Reprint)

Douglas Lapp and Vivian Cyrus, “Using
Data Collection to Enhance Student Understanding” Mathematics Teacher,
Volume 93 Number 6, Sept. 2000 Pg. 504-509. Published in “Dealing with Data”
professional development workshop materials from Texas Instruments, 2004.
(Reprint)

Christine Perry and Vivian Cyrus,
“Understanding the Value of Pi”, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle
School, Vol. 16. No. 3, Oct. 2010. Pg. 180-186.

Christie A. Perry and Vivian F. Cyrus,
“A Visual Approach To Generalize Expressions”, Mathematics Teaching in
the Middle School, Vol. 19. No. 7, March 2014. Pg. 443-451.

b)
Book Revisions: “Schaum’s Outline of Abstract Algebra” Frank Ayers and
Lloyd Jaisingh, McGraw Hill, 2004. Revised Chapters 2 and 9 and edited Chapter
10. 2002 – 2003.

2. Presentations:

“Using the TI-92 in a Calculus Classroom”,
presented at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual
Meeting, Oct. 30, 1999 in Elizabethtown, KY.

“Making Sense out of Irrational
Numbers” at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual
Meeting, Nov. 11, 2000 in Lexington KY.

“Discovering Irrational Numbers” with
J. Saxon:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Central Regional Meeting, Sept. 20-22 2001 in Columbus, OH.

Council of Teachers of Mathematics National
Meeting, April 9-12, 2003 in San Antonio, TX.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Southern Regional Meeting Nov. 5, 2004 in New Orleans, LA.

“Designing Professional Development for
P-12 Mathematics Teachers” with J. Saxon at the AMS – MAA Joint Meeting,
January 10, 2001 in New Orleans, LA.

“Algebraic Ideas Investigated Using
Technology” at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics Meeting,
Sept. 14, 2002 in Louisville, KY.

“Introduction to Geomaster through
Classroom Activities”, with C. Perry at the Kentucky Council of Teacher of
Mathematics Meeting, Oct. 25, 2003 in Union, KY.

“Connecting Probability and Geometry”
with J. Saxon at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National
Meeting April. 7, 2005 in Anaheim, CA.

“Promote Probability with Stimulating
Simulations” with C. Perry:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Meeting April 26-29, 2006 in St. Louis, MI.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Regional Meeting Oct. 11-12, 2007 in Richmond, VA.

“Making Sense of Area and Volume
Formulas” with C. Perry at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Meeting March 21-24, 2007 in Atlanta, GA.

“Connecting Probability and Geometry”
with C. Perry at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional
Meeting, Nov. 29-20, 2007 in Houston, TX.

“All Around Circumference” with C.
Perry at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Meeting
April 9-12, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Generalizing Algebraic Expressions Using
Picture Patterns” with C. Perry:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Meeting, April 22-24, 2010 in San Diego, CA.

Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Annual Meeting, Oct. 1-2, 2010 in Somerset, KY.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Regional Meeting, Oct. 10-12, 2012 in Dallas, TX.

“What’s That Polygon in the Mirror”
with C. Perry at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National
Meeting, April 13 – 16, 2011, Indianapolis, IA.

“Irrational
Numbers: Where Are You?” with C. Perry:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Meeting, April 17-20, 2013 in Denver, CO.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Annual Meeting. April 9 -12, 2014, New Orleans, LA.

“MET II: Progress at MSU” with C. Perry and M.
Dobranski at the American Mathematical Society National Meeting, Oct. 5-6, 2013
in Louisville, KY.

3. Scholarly Grants/Professional Development
Workshops:

Goals
2000 Workshop: Pike County, Floyd County and Pikeville Independent Schools,
2000. Co-facilitator.

Pike
County Middle School Mathematics Teacher Academies, 2000 - 2001.
Co-facilitator.

Pike
County Reading Academy Consultant for Reading in the Content Grant, 2002.

Appalachian
Mathematics and Science Partnership, AMSP, 2002 – 2007. Co-facilitator.

Lawrence
County and Martin County Middle Grade Mathematics Teacher Workshops, 2006. Co-facilitator.

Effectively
Integrating the 3 R’s Math + Literacy IEQ Grant: 2006-2008. Co –facilitator.

Math
Science Partnership IEQ Grant: 2009-2011. Co –Facilitator.

Vivian Flora Cyrus is a professor of mathematics at Morehead State University. Cyrus graduated from MSU with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science in 1986. After teaching high school mathematics in Florida for a few years, she returned to Kentucky and earned a master's degree in mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University, where she taught for 3 years, and a Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of Kentucky. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at MSU since 1994 and enjoys teaching a wide variety of mathematics courses. Cyrus's favorite aspect of teaching is getting to know the students and helping them gain an appreciation for mathematics