My name is Victoria D'Antonio and I am a senior at Louisiana State University pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Along with my math degree, I am concentrating in Secondary Education and minoring in mathematics. I absolutely love math and solving puzzles and could not think of better way to spend the rest of my life than sharing this passion with others. This is why the GeauxTeach program has been a great fit for me. I am currently student teaching at West Feliciana Middle School in a 6th grade classroom. Outside my education, I enjoy crocheting, reading, and hanging out with friends and family. As of this semester, my roommates and I have adopted a bunny named Lilly Belle whom we absolutely adore!
With the help of Dr. Neubrander, I am currently researching the math problems involved in middle school math competition teams. While the problems presented to these students only require math skills learned in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, the problem solving strategies the students must use to work through these problems are elaborate. I will be focusing on a couple of these problems and exploring the complex nature that lies beyond. To begin this research I have started a math competition team at West Feliciana Middle School. The students' enthusiasm while persevering through these problems is inspiring. Upon graduation I will pursue a Master's degree in Natural Science here at LSU, where I hope to continue the research I am working on as my Master Thesis.