# Teaching

## Teaching Philosophy

I believe students learn best when they can actively engage with a problem and get their hands "dirty". For this reason, I try to center my classes around doing mathematics rather than passively listening to someone speak. It is important to create a welcoming environment where all feel encouraged to participate and where the fear of "being wrong" is replaced with the courage to try new things.

## Courses taught at CSUSB during semesters (2020 - present)

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Math 3100: Mathematical Thinking: Communication and Proof (Taught Fall 2020, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023)

Math 3480: History of Mathematics (Taught Fall 2020, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023)

(Note courses taught in Fall 2020 were taught remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic)

## Courses taught at CSUSB during quarters (2014 - 2020)

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Math 115: Ideas of Mathematics (Taught Fall 2015)

Math 120: Pre-Calculus (Taught Fall 2018)

Math 211: Basic Concepts of Calculus (Taught Spring 2019, Winter 2017, Fall 2016, Winter 2015, Fall 2014)

Math 212: Calculus II (Taught Spring 2017, Fall 2015)

Math 272: Discrete Mathematics (Taught Winter 2020, Spring 2015, Winter 2015)

Math 311QBR: Mathematical Thinking: Communication and Proof, part 1 (pilot course taught Winter 2020)

Math 312QBR: Mathematical Thinking: Communication and Proof, part 2 (pilot course taught Spring 2020)

Math 329: Transformation Geometry (Taught Fall 2017)

Math 331: Linear Algebra (Taught Spring 2016, Winter 2016)

Math 345: Number Theory and Proof (Taught Winter 2019, Fall 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2015)

Math 355: Analysis and Proof (Taught Winter 2016)

Math 372: Combinatorics (Taught Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2015, Fall 2014)

Math 480: History of Math (Taught Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Winter 2017)

Math 499: Problem Solving and Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers II (Taught Spring 2018, Winter 2018)

Math 531: Advanced Linear Algebra (Taught Winter 2017)

Math 545: Abstract Algebra I (Taught Winter 2019, Fall 2017, Spring 2017)

Math 546: Abstract Algebra II (Taught Winter 2018)

(Note courses taught in Spring 2020 were taught remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic)