Current and Upcoming Teaching

Summer 2020 TBA

Past Teaching

University of Washington

Winter 2020 MATH 300: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
Class photo A and Class photo B
Syllabus (Section A)
Syllabus (Section B)
Winter 2020 MATH 399: The card game SET and finite affine geometry
I continued mentoring this Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab (WXML) project which started in Autumn 2019 with four undergraduate students (Ivy Guo, Jocelin Liteanu, Avery Milandin, and Zoey Shi) and graduate TA Peter Gylys-Colwell. We worked to understand equivalence classes of 2-caps under the actions of affine transformations.
Project Description
Autumn 2019 MATH 308: Matrix Algebra with Applications
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Syllabus (Section K)
Syllabus (Section L)
Course Notes
Autumn 2019 MATH 399: The card game SET and finite affine geometry
I mentored a project through the Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab (WXML). A group of three undergraduate students (Jocelin Liteanu, Jaron Wang, and Alexander Waugh), along with graduate TA Peter Gylys-Colwell learned about finite affine geometry and wrote programs to find and visualize caps in affine spaces of order 3. They gave an eight-minute talk about their work at the end of the quarter. Jaron maintains the GitHub repository for our work.
Presentation
GitHub Repository
Summer 2019
Term B
MATH 412: Introduction to Modern Algebra for Teachers
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Syllabus
Summer 2019 MATH 324: Advanced Multivariable Calculus
(Co-instructed with Jonathan Beardsley)
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Spring 2019 MATH 308: Matrix Algebra with Applications
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Syllabus
Course Notes
Winter 2019 MATH 308: Matrix Algebra with Applications
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Syllabus (Section E)
Syllabus (Section F)
Autumn 2018 MATH 308: Matrix Algebra with Applications
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Syllabus

Wake Forest University

Summer 2018 WFU Research Fellowship: Generalizations of capsets in affine spaces of order 3
I mentored Wake Forest undergraduate Yixuan (Alice) Huang who won a Wake Forest Research Fellowship to work with me on a project in affine geometry. Together with Michael Tait, we wrote the paper Sidon sets and 2-caps in F3n.
Alice's Poster
Spring 2018 MST 117: Discrete Mathematics
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Syllabus
Spring 2018 MST 722: Graduate Algebra
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Fall 2017 MST 121: Linear Algebra
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Course Notes
Fall 2017 MST 721: Graduate Algebra
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(An important rule of group theory, needlepointed by Beth Matys.)
Syllabus
Spring 2017 MTH 109: Elementary Probability and Statistics
Sections H and I
Syllabus
Fall 2016 MTH 111: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Sections I and J
Syllabus
Fall 2016 Informal Reading Course
I led a reading group of four Masters students (Mike Annunziata, Katie Greene, Rebecca Kotsonis, and Rob McConkey) in which we read Ellenberg and Gijswijt's paper (then preprint) On large subsets of Fqn with no three-term arithmetic progression.

UC San Diego

As Associate Instructor

Summer 2015 Math 3C: Precalculus Syllabus

As Teaching Assistant

Winter 2015 Gradute-Undergraduate Learning Program: Finite affine geometry
Together with Michael Tait, I advised UCSD undergraduates Yuhui Jin, Kyle Lee, and Esther Wang on a reading project on finite affine geometries and their connections to the card game SET. This was organized through UCSD AWM's Graduate-Undergraduate Learning Program (GULP). The students gave a presentation at the end of the quarter.
Fall 2015 Math 140A: Real Analysis
Spring 2015 Math 200C: Graduate Algebra
Winter 2015 Math 200B: Graduate Algebra
Fall 2014 Math 200A: Graduate Algebra
Summer 2014 Math 20C: Calculus for Science and Engineering III
Spring 2014 Math 142B: Introduction to Analysis II
Sections A01 and A02
Winter 2014 Math 142A: Introduction to Analysis I
Sections A01 and A02
Fall 2013 Math 109: Mathematical Reasoning
Sections B01 and B02
Summer 2013 Math 20F: Linear Algebra
Spring 2013 Math 20D: Differential Equations
Sections B03, B04, B05, and B06
Winter 2013 Math 20F: Linear Algebra
Sections A05, A06, A07, and A08
Fall 2012 Math 31AH: Honors Linear Algebra
Sections A01 and A02
Summer 2012 Math 20B: Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Winter 2012 Math 20B: Calculus for Science and Engineering II
Sections A03 and A04
Fall 2011 Math 10A: Calculus I
Sections C01 and C02

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