Michael B. Ward
Mailing Address:Michael Ward
Office: Maske Hall 306
Phone: (503) 838-8443 (Office)
On Minimal Non-p-closed Groups and Related Properties, with L. C. Kappe, G. Mendoza, and M. Mazur, Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen 78 (2011) 219-233 (preprint).
On self-normality and abnormality in the alternating groups, with Ben Brewster and Qinhai Zhang, Archiv der Mathematik 83 (2004), 385-393 (preprint).
New Practices in Teaching Mathematical Definitions,
with Barbara Edwards, Preparing Future
Science and Mathematics Teachers:
Faculty Write about CEPT Innovations on Campuses Today, D. Smith and
E. Swanson, eds.,
Surprises from Mathematics Education Research: Student (Mis)use of Mathematical Definitions, with Barbara Edwards, American Mathematical Monthly 111 (2004), 411-424.
Cayley-Sudoku Tables: A WOU (Re)Discovery, slides from the Oregon Delta Chapter Pi Mu Epsilon Induction, 3.14.16.
Counting Magic Cayley-Sudoku Tables, slides from a talk given at the Zassenhaus Group Theory Conference 2015.
Orthogonal & Magic Cayley-Sudoku Tables, with Rosanna Mersereau, slides from a talk given at the XXXII Ohio State-Denison Mathematics Conference 2014.
Orthogonal Cayley-Sudoku Tables, slides from a talk given at the Pacific Northwest Section MAA Meeting 2013.
Magic Cayley-Sudoku Tables with Rosanna Mersereau, slides (with addenda) from a talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2013, San Diego.
Cayley-Sudoku Tables, Loops, Quasigroups, andMore Questions from Undergraduate Research with Kady Hossner, slides for a talk given at XXXI Ohio State-Denison Mathematics Conference May 2012
What Is Studied in, Written For, and Remembered From Western Oregon University's Bridge Course, expanded notes for a talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2008, San Diego.
Cayley-Sudoku Tables, with Jennifer Carmichael and Keith Schloeman, slides for a talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2007, New Orleans.
Everything You Want to Know About
Bridge Courses--Except Whether They Work, with Jennifer
Carmichael, slides for a talk given at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2007,
Links for Courses:
Geometry Explorer: Software and Users Guide Version 1.0 (used in MTH 337)
(Geometry Explorer: Software and Users Guide Version 2.0Beta)
“What Teachers Make” a poem by Taylor Mali
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements through 2018, Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University
What Will Improve a Student’s Memory?, American Educator (how memory works & applying that to studying)
If you have comments or suggestions, email me at wardm@.wou.edu.