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South Hall

State University College of Arts and Sciences

Geneseo, NY 14454-1401

- Office Hours

Monday 11:30a - 12:20p

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00p

Wednesday 11:30a - 12:20p

Thursday 10:15 - 11:15a

Friday 1:30 - 2:20p

- Classes - Spring 2017

Topics in Secondary Mathematics

TR 11:30a - 12:45p: South 336

TR 11:30a - 12:45p: South 336

This course, which is intended for the
mathematics major who is enrolled in the secondary education
program,provides a bridge and establishes connections between the college
level mathematics required of the mathematics major and the mathematics of
the secondary school curriculum.

MATHEMATICS 348

Oral Presentation & Research Seminar

MF 2:30 - 3:20p: South 336

MATHEMATICS 348

Oral Presentation & Research Seminar

MF 2:30 - 3:20p: South 336

This is a most unusual mathematics class, in that you are not
responsible for learning any mathematics. You will be preparing a
library research project on a topic in mathematics and presenting
several presentations to the class. We will also discuss several
issues related to these performance outcomes. These may include
some of the following: typesetting in mathematics, bibliographic
references in mathematics, and talk styles in mathematics. This
class is about producing products and not about learning mathematics.

MATHEMATICS 381

Topics in Mathematics: Galois Theory

MWF 12:30 - 1:20p: Sturges 103

Prerequisite: Math. 330

MWF 12:30 - 1:20p: Sturges 103

Prerequisite: Math. 330

In this course we will explore the question
of solvability of polynomials. We will consider finding and
permuting roots from Galois’ original historical perspective. Along
the way we will settle some of the classical construction problems and see
the power of applying seemingly theoretical ideas to the more practical
question of finding roots of polynomials.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL 101: First Semester Seminar - Does Anybody Really Know What Time, Day, Month or Year It Is?

INTERDEPARTMENTAL 101: First Semester Seminar - Infinity, the Fourth Dimension and Geneseo

INTERDEPARTMENTAL 101: First Semester Seminar - Reality Bites

INTERDEPARTMENTAL 301: Topics in Secondary Mathematics

MATHEMATICS 101: Welcome to the Math Major

MATHEMATICS 104: Mathematical Ideas

MATHEMATICS 140: Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Education I

MATHEMATICS 141: Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Education II

MATHEMATICS 160: Elements of Chance

MATHEMATICS 221: Calculus I

MATHEMATICS 222: Calculus II

MATHEMATICS 223: Calculus III

MATHEMATICS 228: Calculus II for Biologists

MATHEMATICS 233: Elementary Linear Algebra

MATHEMATICS 239: Introduction to Mathematical Proof

MATHEMATICS 301: Mathematical Logic

MATHEMATICS 315: Combinatorics

MATHEMATICS 330: Abstract Algebra

MATHEMATICS 335: Foundations of Geometry

MATHEMATICS 338: Topology

MATHEMATICS 348: Oral Presentation & Research Seminar

MATHEMATICS 350: Vector Analysis

MATHEMATICS 371: Complex Analysis

MATHEMATICS 380: Galois Theory

MATHEMATICS 380: Differential Geometry

MATHEMATICS 380: Visual Mathematics

MATHEMATICS 390: History of Mathematics

MATHEMATICS 470: History and Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

- Low-dimensional Topology
- Knots, Links, and 3-manifolds

- History of Mathematics
- Mathematics and Music
- Teacher Training in Mathematics

- Game, SET - Math (mathematics of the card game SET)
- Kaleidoscopic Mathematics

- The World That We See: Perspective and Projective Geometry

- Mathematics and Music
- The Fourth Dimension and Science Fiction
- A Concise History of Calculus
- Mathematics of the Calendar
- An Introduction to Knot Theory
- Evariste Galois and Hector Berlioz
- Evariste Galois and the Solution of Algebraic Equations

* The
Casson-Walker-Lescop invariant and link invariants, *Journal
of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, Vol. 14, No. 4 (2005) 425-433.

*Bandpass
moves and the Casson-Walker-Lescop invariant,* New York
Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 10 (2004), 231-247.

Modern Geometry and the End of
Mathematics, in MAA notes #68 From
Calculus
to Computers: Using the Last
200 Years of Mathematics History in the Classroom, 2005.

- Ph. D, Indiana University , 1998
- Advisor: Charles Livingston
- B. A., Cornell University , 1992

Project NExT 2000-2001 fellow (aka "Gold Dot" ).

Co-organized "Creating and Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses" session at Joint Meetings in New Orleans. January 11, 2001.

**Conferences**

AMS national meeting in New Orleans, January 10 - 13, 2001.

"Colored Unlinking", special session on
geometry and topology of low dimensional manifolds.

"Temperament of Mind: Hector Berlioz and Evariste Galois", contributed paper.

"Temperament of Mind: Hector Berlioz and Evariste Galois", contributed paper.

AMS sectional meeting in Las Vegas, April 21 - 22, 2001.

Co-organized special session on the
topology of links.

MAA national MathFest in Madison, August 2 - 4, 2001.

"Infiltrating Preservice Elementary School
Mathematics with History", contributed paper session on the use of
history in the teaching of mathematics.

MAA national MathFest in Burlington, VT, July 31 - August 4, 2002

"Modern Geometry", contributed paper
session on the use of recent history of mathematics in teaching.

"Welcome to Mathematics: A Cornerstone Experience", contributed paper session on the role of proof in teaching mathematics.

"Welcome to Mathematics: A Cornerstone Experience", contributed paper session on the role of proof in teaching mathematics.

MAA national MathFest in Boulder, CO, July 30 - August 2, 2003

"Days are Numbers: The Mathematics
of the Calendar", general contributed paper session.

"Honesty is the Best Philosophy", contributed paper session on innovations in quantitative literacy.

"Honesty is the Best Philosophy", contributed paper session on innovations in quantitative literacy.

MAA national MathFest in Providence, RI, August 11 - 15, 2004

Co-organised session on "Extracurricular
Mathematics"

MAA national MathFest in Albuquerque, NM, August 3 - 6, 2005

"Why Are We Math Majors?", contributed
paper session on current issues in mathematics education courses.

"Greatest Hits of Mathematics", general contributed paper session.

"Greatest Hits of Mathematics", general contributed paper session.

MAA national MathFest in Knoxville, TN,
August 9 - 12, 2006

MAA national MathFest in San Jose, CA, August 2 - 5, 2007

MAA national MathFest in Madison, WI, July 30 - August 2, 2008

MAA national MathFest in Portland, OR, August 5 - 8, 2009

MAA national MathFest in Pittsburgh, PA, August 4 - 7, 2010

MAA national MathFest in Lexington, KY, August 3 - 6, 2011

MAA national MathFest in Hartford, CT, July 31 - August 3, 2013

MAA national MathFest in Portland, OR, August 6 - 9, 2014

"A Little Moore Probability",
contributed paper session on current issues in mathematics education
courses.

"Kaleidoscope", general contributed paper session.

"Kaleidoscope", general contributed paper session.

MAA national MathFest in San Jose, CA, August 2 - 5, 2007

"Where are we from? - An entire class
project", contributed paper session on getting students to discuss
and to write about mathematics.

"Four dimensional tic-tac-toe on a torus - the game of SET", general contributed paper session

5th annual Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at Simpson
College, Indianola, IA. April 2008"Four dimensional tic-tac-toe on a torus - the game of SET", general contributed paper session

"Game: SET - Math", invited
plenary address

MAA national MathFest in Madison, WI, July 30 - August 2, 2008

"Vedic Decimal Patterns", contributed
paper session on interesting topics in history of mathematics that
enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.

"Place Value Airthmetic via Polynomials", contributed paper session on innovations in mathematics education.

"Place Value Airthmetic via Polynomials", contributed paper session on innovations in mathematics education.

MAA national MathFest in Portland, OR, August 5 - 8, 2009

"Counting Student Groupings",
contributed paper session on fascinating examples from
combinatorics, number theory, and discrete mathematics.

"The Mathematical Fiction and Exposition of Rudy Rucker", general contributed paper session

"The Mathematical Fiction and Exposition of Rudy Rucker", general contributed paper session

MAA national MathFest in Pittsburgh, PA, August 4 - 7, 2010

"Euclid's Neglected Postulate",
contributed paper session on history of mathematics uses in the
classroom.

"Four different experiences", contributed paper session on first year seminar / experience mathematics courses.

"Four different experiences", contributed paper session on first year seminar / experience mathematics courses.

MAA national MathFest in Lexington, KY, August 3 - 6, 2011

"A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep - 4000
BCE to 1950", general contributed paper session.

"Probability and Strategy in Farkle", contributed paper session on recreational mathematics.

MAA national MathFest in Madison, WI, August 1 - 4, 2012"Probability and Strategy in Farkle", contributed paper session on recreational mathematics.

"The Flat Earth: The Mathematics of
Mapmaking", general contributed paper session.

"Editing Episodes - Magazine, Chapter, and More: Diverse Writing and Editing Projects", contributed paper session on incorporating writing and editing into mathematics classes.

"Editing Episodes - Magazine, Chapter, and More: Diverse Writing and Editing Projects", contributed paper session on incorporating writing and editing into mathematics classes.

MAA national MathFest in Hartford, CT, July 31 - August 3, 2013

"Tinkering with a Mathematical
Goldmine" about this
website, contributed paper session on recreational
mathematics.

"Spherical Triangle Area and Angle Sum", contributed paper session on geometry proofs.

MOVES conference at Museum of Mathematics, NYC, August 4 - 6, 2013"Spherical Triangle Area and Angle Sum", contributed paper session on geometry proofs.

"Game: SET - Math" talk

"Kaleidoscopic Mathematics" family activity

"Kaleidoscopic Mathematics" family activity

"On the Other Side of the World, or
Right Next Door?", general contributed paper session.

"Geometry Knows Topology: The Gauß-Bonnet Theorem", contributed paper session on geometry proofs.

"Geometry Knows Topology: The Gauß-Bonnet Theorem", contributed paper session on geometry proofs.

MAA national MathFest in Washington, DC,
August 5 - 8, 2015

"Kaleidoscopic Journey", contributed paper session on Mathematics and Art.

MAA national MathFest in Columbus, OH, August 4 - 6, 2016

"Kaleidoscopic Journey", contributed paper session on Mathematics and Art.

MAA national MathFest in Columbus, OH, August 4 - 6, 2016

"Take a Ride on the Parallel
Transport", general contributed paper session.

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