Math, Physics & Engineering

mogobogo's picture

un-math-class

Do you like math, but find traditional venues of learning math to be alienating? In this course, participants will decide how and what they want to learn, and support their fellow learners. A few things the group might do:

  • help each other find topics to learn about
  • hold each other accountable to goals
  • set up study groups
  • help each other find mentors
  • have fun math parties

At the first meeting, we'll determine the needs and goals of the individuals in the group and how best to support each other. We'll also determine the time that we'd like to meet.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

East Lake Library Conference Room
2727 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
David and Maggie are second-year graduate students in the math department at the University of Minnesota. Both of us have a history of dropping out of school. We love math and we think it is more fun outside of the classroom.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
2039846415
3105281314
Class minimum size: 
0
Class maximum size: 
100
Time/Location
Class times: 
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 06/18/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 07/02/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 07/09/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 07/23/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 08/13/2013 - 19:30
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 18:00 - Tue, 08/20/2013 - 19:30
Location Accessibility: 
Yes
Address: 
East Lake Library Conference Room
2727 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
44° 56' 52.566" N, 93° 13' 55.1352" W
Additional class location information: 
Time and Location may change based on participants' needs
Make friends and learn math together.
matthedlund's picture

Introduction to Precalculus and Calculus I

First class: July 14th (at the U of M, STSS 119) 4:30-6:30PM

Why:

Like the idea of learning introductory Calculus without the pressures of the graded classroom? Have you ever wanted to see math put to practical use? This course will be intended to give anyone with a fluency in basic Algebra and Trigonometry the opportunity to learn introductory Calculus topics without the pressure. I am hoping to make this course fairly informal, interactive, and fun (Math fun?!). This course will give a slow to medium paced approach to basic Calculus with an abundance of real life applications, demos, pictures, and videos.

What:

Topics for the course include a review of basic algebra and trigonometry, the concept and use of derivation, an introduction to numerical methods, an introduction into the concept of integration and more. Practical examples will be an emphasis of this course; while the material may sound intimidating to the non-math saavy, these mathematical concepts CAN be used in everyday life and will give anyone a greater appreciation for physical phenomenon and Calculus application.

When:

This course will be offered in the summer of 2011, beginning in June and ending sometime in August. The times of the course offering are not yet set and will be determined by the availability of those interested in taking the class, but will most likely be once or twice a week in the afternoon or evening. Location is additionally unknown at this point in time. I will also be producing a course website for ease of access of materials and to host additional information for the more ambitious learner.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
Facilitator's experience: 
Matt Hedlund is a Senior Undergraduate Student in the University of Minnesota, Biomedical Engineering Program. Don't be frightened, it's not as scary as it sounds. I have 4 years of experience in advanced mathematics and their applications into engineering problems. I am knowledgeable in Multivariable Calculus, Statistics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Statics and Dynamics, Deformable Body Mechanics and much more. I will be graduating in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelor's of Biomedical Engineering degree and a Bachelor of the Arts of Physiology. If you would like to learn more about myself or my intentions with this course, feel free to email me at [email protected]
Facilitator phone number(s): 
6125547635
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
20
Time/Location
Class times: 
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 16:30 - 18:30
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 16:30 - 18:30
Thu, 07/28/2011 - 16:30 - 18:30
Thu, 08/04/2011 - 16:30 - 18:30
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 16:30 - 18:30
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 16:30 - 18:30
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 16:30 - 18:30
Additional class time information: 
This times and frequencies are only preliminary and are likely to change upon interest response
Location Accessibility: 
Location not set.
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