Brady Ward

Faculty


Phone Number (208) 496-0867

Email Address wardbra@byui.edu

Email Address   204B CHP

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Math Education from Brigham Young University (graduated in 1996)
  • Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics from Portland State University (graduated in 2006)
  • Initial Administrative Licensure Program at Willamette University (completed in 2009)
  • Standard Oregon Teaching License with Advanced Math endorsement (valid until 2021)

Interests

  • I enjoy music (I play the string bass), outdoor activities, and spending time with my family.

Work Experience

  • Math Teacher – Show Low High School in Show Low, Arizona, 1996-1999
  • Math Teacher – North Salem High School in Salem, Oregon, 1999-2010
  • Instructional Coach – Waldo Middle School in Salem, Oregon, 2010-2016
  • Online Instructor – BYU-Idaho, 2014-2017
  • Professor of Mathematics – BYU-Idaho, 2016-present

Research

  • Problem Solving
  • Math Education

Current Projects

  • Collecting, creating, and solving rich math problems for use in math education
  • Refining and improving math courses for elementary education majors

Biography

I am originally from Salem, Oregon, where I grew up. After college and a mission to Italy, I worked in public schools as a high school math teacher and middle school instructional coach for 20 years before coming to BYU-Idaho. I have a wife, 4 children, and 1 grandchild (as of 2018).