Teaching

If you are a student in my course, you should expect to be respected, challenged, and to grow as a mathematician and communicator. I believe in the following four axioms for teaching and learning mathematics, and strive to let them inform all my teaching choices: in curriculum, pedagogy, and mentoring. The axioms below appeared in a 2016 article by Professor Federico Ardila, “Todos Cuentan”, in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

Axiom 1. Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Fall 2020.

  • MST111. Calculus with Analytic Geometry I.
  • MST121. Linear Algebra I.

Fall 2020 courses are being taught in a “Blended” modality. See the wfu canvas site for more details (wfu login credentials required).

Teaching publications.

  • Activating Calculus to Command the Seas: Reflecting on ten years of active and inquiry-based learning at the US Naval Academy (with N. Hetherington III, A. Ksir, D. Skipper, and M. Selbach-Allen). PRIMUS, 2020.
  • Coordinating IBL and non-IBL Calculus II (with N. Hetherington III, A. Ksir, and M. Selbach-Allen). Mathematica Militaris, 2018.
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