# Teaching

For Fall 2015, I am teaching Math 320 (Introduction to Algebraic Structures), Math 450 (Real Analysis), and INTG 300 (Foundations of Integrative Studies).

#### Office Hours

My formal office hours are Monday/Wendesday 12:00 - 1:30pm, but I'm usually in the office during normal working hours. If my office hours don't work for you, please send me an email at we'll set up a time that's convenient.#### Student evaluations

I take a very dim view of ratemyprofessor.com and similar websites. For those who are interested in the actual opinions of my students (as opposed to practically anyone who can post on a website), I've made my student evaluation data available here. These questions are from the official SIUE evaluation form.#### Typing mathematics

My LaTeX page has information about how to type mathematics.#### Senior Projects

All students at SIUE must complete a senior project. Please visit my senior project page for information about senior projects I have advised and projects I would advise in the future.

#### What do mathematicians *do*?

Think math stops at 2+3 (or maybe calculus)? The Mathematical Atlas is a very good site that explains many of the different sub-areas in modern
mathematics. It will give you some insight into what's going on today. Or swing by my office, and we can chat about what exactly mathematicians *do*.

#### Tips for Conquering Math Anxiety

Do you fear math? Dread having to take a math exam? You CAN pass and do well in math classes. Here are a handful of tips to help you. You may also consider visiting Disability Support Services and/or Counseling Services to discuss your specific case with them. Although I'm not a counseling professional, I'll be happy to see if I can help.

- Think positively -- I want you to pass and do well in my class! You CAN do this.
- There is a support system here at SIUE designed to help you
succeed in this class --
*and I'm an integral part of it*. Please come to see me during office hours, email me, or catch me before or after class to**ask for help**. - Mathematics is not a spectator sport; understanding mathematics requires lots of practice. Therefore, it's critically important that you do your homework. Try setting a specific time each day aside to work on your math class.