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8 EXTRAEast Central the Cincinnati enquirer Friday, October 1 i.mi Real estate transfers Taylor teacher brings life to math Foster Maineville Road: J. William Dun-ing, trustee, to Henry Fischer Builder Inc.; $39,900. 7950 Hopkins Road: William F. Burns to Winfried H. Bernhard and Mar-cia J. Bernhard; $153,000. 6865 Lighthouse Point: Williamsburg Properties to Gilbert J. Fey and Margaret M. Fey; $119,725. 7077 Lighthouse Point: Williamsburg Properties to Jerry A. Wood and Virginia R. Wood; $131,961. 706 Stoneharbon Louis F. Bevilac-qua to Orma J. Purificato; $120,000. ill l 'hi 'ilJj if i pT-'' " r M dents touch a math model, "they can learn by discovering," she said. "Chemistry is based on materials, but it has taken too many years for math to catch on to that. A decade ago, Borchers was looking for new ways to teach her students math, because "they just weren't getting it," she said. She found few helpful materials on the market. But two years ago, following a teachers convention, a McGraw-Hill publishing representative asked her to create the manual. Now, Borchers is working on a geometry manual to be published next summer. Borchers said the stigma surrounding the dreaded math class is changing, although slowly. "The thing about math is, at a party it isn't cool to say 'I can't read,' but it is standard for people to say, 'Oh, I can't balance a checkbook,' or, 'I never could figure out those dumb percentages.' Those are all socially accepted attitudes." The key with teaching math and getting students past the intimidation, Borchers said, is relevancy to jobs. "That is all geometric shapes," she said, pointing to a picture of a woodworker placing inlaid wood pieces for a parquet floor. And that is the basis, Borchers said, behind making shapes on T-shirts like those of 20th century artist M.C. Escher, and piecing together geometric Halloween masks and costumes. By doing these things, Borchers said, students "get an understanding about making a living with math, that they don't have to be a wizard in calculus to use math in an occupation." BY LYNDA HOUSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer The students in Nancy Borch-ers' high school math class paint T-shirts and make Halloween costumes. However, the Taylor High School algebra and geometry teacher makes sure the designs include things like congruent angles, parallel lines, transformations, angle bisectors and midpoints heavy-sounding stuff for ninth- and lOth-grade students. But such a combination of math and art is a great way to teach students abstract algebraic formulas, said Borchers, whose most recent lesson was gift-wrapping an object to show students what happens to "x" in an algebraic equation. "They say you can't teach chemistry without a test tube," Borchers said, "but you can't really teach width without cubes." Borchers is so sure of her teaching methods she has written a lab manual based on what have become known as math manipulatives objects students can touch and see to learn math. The workbook, Lab Manual to Merrill Algebra: Applications and Connections, is for use with Algebra I and II textbooks and offers projects teachers can use to make manipulatives and teach students how to figure out the reasoning behind calculations. The softcover workbook was recently published by the nation's largest education publisher, the Glencoe Division of MacMil-lanMcGraw Hill, in Westerville, Ohio. Borchers, a teacher for 17 years in the Forest Hills, Northwest and The Cincinnati EnquirerFred Straub Nancy Borchers has written a workbook offering projects to teach students the reasoning behind math calculations. Cincinnati Public schools, said she "Math is not learned the same had always wanted to create a way, and a lot of students have manual to put abstract math for- trouble because the formulas are mulas in concrete form. so abstract," Leshnock said. "This And according to Darlene Lesh- (manual) is one of the ways to help nock, mathematics executive edi- them understand what they re do-tor at McGraw Hill, that's just the n8 and (show t?em) thev don 1 Just have to memorize a rule.' Some deed-transfer informs-, tion may appear incomplete. In some cases, street numbers were not assigned at the time of transfer. The Enquirer publishes information received from Amerestate Inc. Deerfield Township Warren County 3512 Shadow Ridge Drive: Williamsburg Properties to Philip E. Cothran and Terry C. Cothran; $143,375. Tulip Tree Court: Cincinnati Land Dev. Corp. to Williamsburg Properties Inc.; $78,000. Wessex Court Brenner Woods Co. to Williamsburg Properties Inc.; $89,400. Wessex Court: Brenner Woods Dev. Co. to Williamsburg Properties Inc.; $29,800. Wessex Court Brenner Woods Co. to Williamsburg Properties Inc.; $89,400. Hampton Court: Landen Farm Co. to Jack H. Wieland Builders Inc.; $41,650. 8395 Sailboat Lane: Robert L. Kush-man to Greg L. Faestel; $98,500. 9750 Sparrow Place: Timothy P. Karhan to Ronald W. Brandsetter and Norine M. Brandsetter; $117,000. 3530 Stoneboat Court: Kevin G. Graham to Maitland S. Chase IV and Susan B. Chase; $139,900. 5948 Timber Rail Lane: Bradley W. Salmons to David J. Kalisch and Georgette M. Kalisch; $142,500. 9308 Carriage Run Circle: Mercurio Homes Inc. to Robert E. Isemann and Nancy E. Isemann; $149,559. 2684 Columbia Trail: J. Hassman Const, to Douglas H. Briggs and Elizabeth A. Briggs; $134,875. 9049 Country View Lane: Ashcraft Homes Inc. to Douglas L. Hollaender; $165,625. 9489 Lakeview Drive: Mercurio Homes Inc. to Laurence Reed and Svet-lana Reed; $215,300. 3512 Shadow Ridge Drive: Williamsburg Properties to Philip E. Cothran and Terry C. Cothran; $143,375. 3542 Shadow Ridge Drive: Williamsburg Properties to Jeffrey A. Bellman and Evelyn J. Bellman; $153,600. 2710 Sheila Drive: Ryland Group Inc. to Ronald P. Robertson Jr.; $107,330. 2962 Vivian Drive: Williamsburg Properties to Manuel R. Borckardt and Marina Borckardt; $183,000. 3366 Wessex Court: Williamsburg Properties to David W. Johnson and Caroline T. Johnson; $145,675. 2881 Chaise Lane: Harold D. Thompson to Timothy M. Gorman; $73,500. 9493 Fox Run Drive: Drees Co. to Stephen L. Whitescarver and Ruby L. Whitescarver; $132,360. 6986 Hackney Circle: Drees Co. to Lisa A. Reichert; $90,000. 6499 Hawk Court: John F. Vago to Mark J. Williams and Tina M. Williams; $128,000. 2915 Larchwood Court: Richard F. Gutta to Sharon E. Knight; $106,500. 3323 Mizzen Mast: Archizign Homes Inc. to "Gary R. Carter and Christine A. Carter; $141,950. 6818 Spring Arbor Drive: Ryland Group Inc. to Timothy J. Lana and Robyn R. Lana; $103,760. 8409 Winding Trail Place: Pierre G. Dumaine to Michael A. Lair and Ro-sanne P. Lair; $88,000. Hamilton Township Warren County Seapine Court: Cincinnati Land Dev. Corp. to Williamsburg Properties Inc.; toe Ann 7192 Ohio 48: Robert M. Hulick to David P. Treftz; $81,000. 6154 Winding Way Lane: Wesley A. Chain to Hunter Savings Assn.; $55,000. Military notes Pvt. David E. Kinder, son of Donna J. Kinder of Linwood, has completed a petroleum supply specialist course at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Va. He Is a 1986 graduate of Withrow High School. if- kind of book the company was looking for. Borchers agreed. When stu South Lebanon 166 E. McKinley St.: Kenneth R. Green to David G. Johnson and Carolyn J. Johnson; $54,900. 364 Morrow Road: Brenda Holland to Linda K. Carter; $49,000. Mason 242 Kings Mills Road: Everett Truman Jr. to Elizabeth A. Harris; $65,200. Minuteman Court: Cincinnati Land Dev. Corp. to Williamsburg Properties Inc.; $38,000. Redwood Court: George B. Shaw to Ryland Group Inc.; $50,000. 1484 St. Lawrence: James E. Parch-man, trustee, to Douglas A. De Baltzo and Catherine A. De Baltzo; $78,000. 385 Wellington Court 62: Timothy L. Nixon to Kathryn E. Talley; $53,000. 1446 Windsong Court: Perry E. Davis to Ronald D. Touby and Jacqueline R. Touby; $83,000. 1302 Anthony Lane: Thomas M. Ramsey to Neil Garguilo; $88,000. 4582 Appaloosa Trail: Schmidt Homes Inc. to Stephen M. Imfeld and Mary B. Imfeld; $156,789. 4664 Appaloosa Trail: Rishon Enterprises Inc. to William S. Seagrove and Mary McArdell; $209,500. 106 Castanea Drive: Gary D. Pop-plewell to Christopher J. Schenkel and Donita R. Schenkel; $81,000. 5244 Derby Court: Daniel W. Grau to Peter R. Marshall and Suzanne L. Marshall; $90,000. 1374 Fishhawk Court: Paul Martin to Lowell T. Darrell and Janet M. Darrell; $79,500. 5165 Hancock Court: Williamsburg Prop. Inc. to Robert D. Mills and Susan M. Mills; $132,631. 6226 Mere Drive: Ml Schottenstein Homes to Daniel W. Grau and Lynn M. Grau; $169,387. 5082 Parkside Drive: Charles D. Sta-pleton to Motorists Mutual Insurance Co.; $97,333. 3117 Pinto Trail: Todd Dev. Co. Inc. to Todd Group Inc.; $45,000. 6392 Willow Lane: Ryland Group Inc. to Gregory A. Ramminger and Brenda J. Ramminger; $161,050. Fairfax 3821 Lonsdale: Edward Stewart Jr. to Gayle J. Jackson; $62,500. Amberley Village 2526 Beech Lane: Jack L. Tucker, trustee, to Herbert B. Weiss, trustee; $355,000. 6670 Elbrook Ave.: Maisha Hirsch-man to J. Timothy Derrico and Lisa J. Derrico; $91 ,600. 7445 Elbrook Ave.: Lawrence M. Katz to Jack I. Brown and Sara A. Koper; $117,000. Silverton 4236 Sibley Ave.: Lawrence J. Oaks to Gary L. Bath; $41,000. ReaClinQ 2624 Honeyhill Court: Donald J. Pas-qualetti to Dina M. Marcum; $79,900. More deeds, Page 9. 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