• Students in Giddens Learning Center Lobby

    Mathematics Resources

    The Department of Mathematics oversees and operates a Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC). The Center provides additional resources and help for quantitative material in courses throughout the university. These courses include those in the natural and social sciences as well as within the department, itself. The Center is located in a dedicated physical space (102 Drew Science Hall) directly adjacent to the offices of the department and is open for approximately 30-35 hours a week. The Center is staffed both by faculty from the department and by Juniors and Seniors that the department has trained. In typical semesters, the Center has provided over 400 hours of tutoring. In addition, it has set up workshops on specific topics of particular relevance to certain courses (e.g., statistics in the biological sciences, techniques of theorem-proving). Besides providing a learning environment apart from the classroom for students who wish to gain further help, the Center also provides departmental majors who are interested in a pursuing minor in Education with an opportunity to instruct and teach students.

    In conjunction with the work of the QRC, the department also at times sets up sections of Additional Instruction for introductory courses. These sections provide additional help for students who may be weak on important prerequisite materials. The department also administers diagnostic tests, both online and in the classroom, and uses these along with the QRC and sections of Additional Instruction as part of its overall retention strategy to identify as quickly as possible areas that students could review and fine-tune.

    Mathematica

    Hamline University makes the Mathematica computer algebra system available in all computer labs and classrooms. Hamline students can obtain a personal copy from Piperline.

    Links

    U of M Math: The University of Minnesota School of Mathematics.

    IMA: The Institute for Math and its Applications at the University of Minnesota.

    Geometry Center: The Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota.

    MAA: The Mathematical Association of America.

    AMS: The American Mathematical Society.

    SIAM: The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

    NSF: The National Science Foundation is an independent agency of the Federal Government established in 1950 to promote and advance scientific and engineering progress in the United States. The Foundation does this primarily by sponsoring scientific and engineering research and education.

    Mathsource: Mathsource at Wolfram Research. Information about and resources for Mathematica. Lots of useful Mathematica notebooks and packages.