Calculus I: Explorations in Mathematical Thinking
How do we learn mathematics on our own? From others? How do our experiences shape our perspectives about learning mathematics? In this course, we develop a community of active learners using a framework of experience, action, communication, and reflection around mathematical thinking. In this rigorous approach to Calculus, topics include limits; the definition, interpretations, and applications of the derivative; differentiation rules; antiderivatives; the definition of definite and indefinite integrals; and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. This course satisfies the mathematics requirement for all science majors.
Dr. Timothy B. P. Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He teaches courses along the entire undergraduate spectrum, and particularly enjoys teaching future teachers, Calculus, Combinatorics, and Abstract Algebra. He conducts research in the field of Commutative Algebra, where he studies geometric and combinatorial objects that encode the solutions to systems of algebraic equations. Clark lives, cooks, and bicycles in Baltimore City with his partner and two children.
Educational Psychology (ED 205)
Explores major theories and principles of learning, motivation, and assessment. Focuses on the theoretical knowledge and the current research and their application to learning and teaching.
Emily Kane is the Assistant Director for Social Justice Ministry. Emily graduated from Loyola in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies. She completed her Master’s in Social Justice through the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, where she also served as a graduate assistant in Campus Ministry. Emily enjoys traveling to new places, practicing her Spanish, doing yoga, and quoting The Office and Parks and Rec whenever possible.
This course pairing is strongly recommended for students who have an interest in science fields but also want to explore a career in teaching. Students must have taken high school calculus or attained a 76 or better on the ALEKS Mathematics Placement exam to be eligible for MA 251. MA 251 fulfills the mathematics core. ED 205 fulfills the one of the two required social science core classes.