Marian V. PrinceTitle: Instructor of Mathematics
Office Location: Haughey Hall 127
Phone: (269) 471-6169
Born in Delaware, Marian Prince, who teaches 091-092 and Statistics, earned her BS at the University of Michigan in Mathematics and Physics. For 25 years she taught middle and high school math, science, and technology subjects in several districts across Michigan, mostly in the Benton Harbor area. After retiring in 2010, she completed her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Andrews and formed a nonprofit organization, Charitable Calculators, which receives donated graphing calculators and distributes them to qualifying schools around the world. She has five children and four grandchildren and loves to sing and play flute in the worship team at her church.
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Dr. Marian Prince is the founder and director of Charitable Calculators, a nonprofit organization that distributes donated TI calculators to schools that would otherwise not be able to have them and often trains teachers on how to use the calculators to make math more understandable for the students and easier for the teachers to teach.
In 2011 the organization shipped TI-92's to Namibia and TI-83+'s to Guatemala and Vermont; a class set of TI-73 and TI-10 calculators to Epping Forest Primary School in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica; a TI-84+ calculator and viewscreen panel to each professor at the University of Korce (Universiteti Fan S.Noli) mathematics department in Albania; and a calculator and viewscreen panel for each teacher in the math department at Gostivar High School (Shkolla e Mesme Komunale e Gjimnazit) in Gostivar, Macedonia.
Over Spring Break in March 2012 Dr. Prince delivered four class sets of TI-92 graphing calculators to the College Adventiste de Diquini in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and conducted a three-day training on using the calculators and the four overhead projectors that Green Earth Electronics of St. Joseph, Michigan, donated to be use with the class sets. In May 2012 Dr. Prince will send a class set of TI-10 calculators to Clarisbrook Primary School in the Isle of Wight and that same month take TI-83+'s to Porterville, California, and to St. Louis, Missouri, and provide training for the teachers.
Since all available calculators are spoken for, the organization needs donations of any type of calculator so that it can fulfill the applications on its waiting list, which includes a request to take calculators to Nepal for use in various secondary schools and colleges there. Donors can send any unwanted or unused TI calculators, viewscreen panels, guidebooks, cables, or other accessories to Charitable Calculators, 12361 Betty May Avenue, Sawyer, MI 49125 or check out the Web site at www.charitablecalculators.org