**I am currently the Director of MathILy, a Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a Research Associate at Smith College, and an instructor at the Art of Problem Solving. **

Some years back, I became a topological graph theorist while I wasn't looking. I
am also interested in convex and combinatorial geometry, topology, algebra, the
applications of mathematics to fiber arts (knitting, sewing), pharmacokinetics,
integer programming, the geometry of paperfolding, and algebraic geometry. As
time goes on, I seem to like more and more areas of mathematics...

...and that pretty much goes for my teaching interests as well. I've taught
most of the standard undergraduate mathematics classes (as well as some
less-standard classes of my own invention) and loved them all. I have yet to
teach a course I disliked, in fact.

**We all use math everyday
to predict the weather
to tell time
to handle money
Math is more than formulas and equations
it's logic
it's rationality
it's using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know**

(from the NUMB3RS ex-opening
credits)

- Mathematics Career Information
- Mathematics Summer Opportunities
- Grad School Information:

- Writing a short paper about a problem
- Tim Hsu on how to write mathematics (.pdf)
- sm's tiny tips on layout and style
- LaTeX installation instructions for Mac and for Wind...
- sample LaTeX file

- Problem-solving tips from George Polya
- the Art of Problem Solving
- convex geometry resources
- databases of mathematical objects and examples
- Mathematical Induction
- an excellent and detailed guide for creating proofs: Book of Proof
- Tim Hsu on definitions, theorems,and proofs (.pdf)
- Group Work:
- Bud Brown's Hints for Student Success
- Tim Hsu's Tips on How to Do Well in College Math (.pdf)

- remarks on Using Class Time for Project NExT 2004
- IBL instructor guides for planning short activities
- sarah-marie's teaching philosophy statement
*Mathematica*and Sage notebooks for use with*Calculus in Context*- Grading Rubrics:
- Gateway exams:
- differentiation gateway exams
- integration gateway exams
- LaTeX gateway exam generator (ask me for it)

- mathematical curriculum vita
- dance curriculum vita
- women's issues in the sciences vita
- papers (ask me for e-copies)
- research statement (.pdf)
- teaching statement
- my dissertation (.pdf)

- books I think you should read
- my personal philosophy
- my favorite cat Arzachel
- What color is her hair?
- Where did she come from, anyway?
- those clothes I wear?
- salwar/kameez from Pakistan
- batiked dresses (mainly Indonesian)

- Project NExT Panel: Introduction to the Hiring Process (for committees rather than job seekers)
- female mathematicians with teal hair
- Socially Responsible Investing

- Portable Barre Tutorial
- Contract Rummy rules
- selected puzzle resources
- Discrete Math Day April 2008
- Jennifer Sheffield's music
- selected bisexuality resources (out of date)
- Mathematics Triple (Summer 2012 classes)
- Topping Hollow page

- amazingly cool technology
- amazingly useful applications of web technology
- There are lots of these, but
**this**one is clearly the best:

The End of the Internet

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