Below you will find links to the most recent syllabi for each of the courses I have taught. Current students can find the course pages (with the course syllabus, handouts, assignments, and everything else class-related) on Blackboard.
The courses I teach at Ithaca College:
- Math 108: Calculus for Decision Making. In this course we cover the standard topics found in a first semester calculus course (including derivatives and integrals), with a focus on applications in physics, biology, and economics.
- Math 112: Calculus II. In Calculus I, you learned about the fundamental ideas of calculus, including limits, derivatives, and integrals. In Calculus II, we continue to explore mathematical and real-world applications of these ideas.
- Math 144: Business Statistics/ Math 145: Statistics for Life, Health, and Social Sciences. This is a survey course, introducing students to descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. At the end of the course, students use what they've learned to design and implement a statistics-based study.
- Math 185: Mathematical Experimentation. This course is probably unlike most math courses you have taken. We spend the semester exploring mathematical topics and discovering mathematical patterns with the help of computer technology.
- Math 211: Multivariable Calculus. We generalize and adapt many of the ideas of one-variable calculus to 2 or more variables.
- Math 231: Linear Algebra. Linear Algebra is based in solving systems of linear equations but also encompasses the study of matrices and vector spaces.
- Math 303: Abstract Algebra. Abstract Algebra has its roots in the classical algebra of solving equations as well as the study of symmetry. Efforts to abstract these ideas led to the fundamental ideas of groups, rings, and fields, which we study in this class.
- Math 397: Junior Seminar. In Junior Seminar, students work in small research groups to read an undergraduate journal article and develope their own research project.
I have also taught at the University of Georgia as a Franklin Fellow and at the University of Wisconsin as a teaching assistant. I am interested in teacher education and have had the opportunity to teach several courses for future elementary teachers (Math 5001 and Math 5002 at UGA, and Math 130 at UW). I have also taught a proof-writing course (Math 3200 at UGA) and second semester calculus (Math 2200 at UGA and Math 222 at UW).