Michael B. Ward



 

Mailing Address: 

Michael Ward


Mathematics Department
Western Oregon University

345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

 

Office: Math & Nursing Building 120

Phone: (503) 838-8443 (Office)

  E-mail: wardm@wou.edu


 

Office Hours & Class Schedule

Short Vita

Key To Homework Comments

FAQs on Ward's Classes

Selected Publications:

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).

Cosets and Cayley-Sudoku Tables, with Jennifer Carmichael and Keith Schloeman, Mathematics Magazine 83 (2010) 130-139 (preprint with some bad formatting)

On a conjecture of Alvis, with Michael J. J. Barry, Journal of Algebra 294 (2005) 136-155 (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., Science Math Resource Center, Montana State University, September 2005.

Surprises from Mathematics Education Research: Student (Mis)use of Mathematical Definitions, with Barbara Edwards, American Mathematical Monthly 111 (2004), 411-424.

Notes:

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

 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, New Orleans.

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.

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)

D. R. Wilkins, The History of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin

J. J. O'Connor and E. F. Robertson, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Hints, tips, and help for writing mathematics well, Purdue University, Calumet

MAA Journal Guidelines for Writing

MTH 403W LaTeX template for senior papers.

MTH 280W  Concept Image & Concept Image

Miscellanea:

            Cantor-like Sets

            Rosemary Fama’s 2006 Math Club Poster

            What Teachers Make a poem by Taylor Mali

            Education Pays 2010:  The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society in Brief, The College Board

            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)

Mathematics Home Page


If you have comments or suggestions, email me at wardm@.wou.edu.



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