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I am a professor of mathematics and former chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
About to have me as a teacher, or curious about my teaching philosophy? Read my
Teaching Statement. You might also like to look at
How I Learn. How do You?
Here is a brief statement explaining
Who Am I?
If you want a longer, more personal description,
I often ask students to write their math autobiographies, and I am happy to give you this one of me in turn.
Or, you can read my much longer, drier, but very complete
curriculum vitae (2012 version); this is how academics describe themselves to each other.
Office hours. I make a point of being around at least 2 afternoons per week,
when you can simply walk in. We can arrange an appointment to see me at other times by
emailing me (smaurer1). Some weeks are very busy with advising or paper conferences,
and then it's important to make an appointment with Swarthmore's Office Hours software.
Except when I am in class, I am almost always on email.
Math 28S, Honors Linear Algebra First Year Seminar.
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- Math 29, Discrete Mathematics.
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Spring 2013 (coming soon)
See my curriculum vitae.
- I am involved in MathPath, a great summer program for advanced middle school kids really into math. I have taught there most summers since 2003, have been Academic Director since 2006, and Board Chairman since 2007.
- I am involved with various MAA publication efforts. In January 2007 I become Editor of the Notes Series, which publishes volumes on current developments in teaching college mathematics.
- I was a writer for the CME Project, an
NSF funded high school math curriculum, produced by the Educational Development Center (EDC). I was the lead writer for the chapter on linear algebra in their Algebra II book.
- I was a consultant on discrete mathematics to the 2nd edition of the Core Plus Mathematics Project, another NSF funded, integrated math curriculum and again a consultant as the Core Plus group wrote a new senior year high school transition text.
- I am an associate editor for the DIMACS Educational Modules. DIMACS is a center for DIscrete MAthematics and Computer Science. For more information about it, click here.
I highly recommend that any mathematically inclined person read the short book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time To find out why, click here.
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Last updated 12/13/12