Mary D. Shepherd

GS 1677

 

 

Research Interests:

         Differential Geometry

         Undergraduate Mathematics Education (Reading Math in particular)

 

 

Recent Papers

Differential Geometry:

Line Congruences as Surfaces in the Space of Lines, Differential Geometry and its Applications, Vol. 10, (1999) pp 1-26.

 

Undergraduate Mathematics Education:

Encouraging Students to Read Mathematics, PRIMUS, Vol. 15(2), June 2005, pp 124-144.

 

Good Readers Who Are Not Good Readers of Mathematics: A Need for Specialized Reading Strategies, joint with Annie and John Selden, being revised to be submitted in 2008.

 

   Some Calculus 2 Students Seem to Prefer Procedural Approaches to Exercises over Conceptual Ones, Electronic Proceedings of the Missouri Section of the MAA, 2007

 

Other:

 

Groups, Symmetry and Other Explorations with Cross Stitch, Electronic Proceedings of the Missouri Section of the MAA, 2007.

 

Symmetry Patterns in Cross Stitch, chapter for book , Making Mathematics with Needlework, published by A.K. Peters.

 

Links:

Panel on Capstone and One-Semester Research Projects for a Variety of Students, Joint Mathematical meetings, 2008

Powerpoint

Notes by Bill Fenton

Grading Rubric and Feedback form from Sr. Barbara Reynolds

Other Sources

 

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