Home Page of
Daryl L. Stephens, Ph.D.
Tennessee State University
Office Phone: 423-439-6981
Office Location: Gilbreath 312B
Vita (PDF file)
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web for e-mail addresses to sell to people who want to send junk
e-mails about mortgages, porn, ink jet cartridges, devices to enlarge
body parts, etc.
- Teaching and Office
from Conference Presentations
- Franklin Math Bowl
- ACT Math workshop from Hampton High School (10/13/06)
- Math links
History of U. S. Developmental Education
(my own little scholarly
treatise, which in revised form is in the 2003 NADE
- Fun links
- Developing an Online
College Course: Instructional Design --An annotated
bibliography/webliography about teaching online courses (developed for
a class I took at UTK). Note: This has not been updated since it was put together in 2001, but some of the links still work.
- National Association for
Developmental Education's Mathematics Special Professional Interest
Network -- I am webmaster and former chair for this organization.
- 5 mm graph paper
(PDF file) -- print out as much as you need!
- My professional paper, Matrix Properties of Magic Squares, written for my M.S. in math at Texas Woman's University, 1993. This is a PDF file which has a few problems with it. The original was written using a program called EXP which I no longer have access to. I used a program called EXP viewer to call it up from the old 3.25-inch floppy disks and then print to PDF, but somehow a few of the formatting codes showed up in red and the page numbers on the table of contents are wrong. Trying to remove the red codes and changing page numbers, though, creates all sorts of worse havoc, so just make do with what's there. If you really need a good copy, let me know and I'll get a paper copy for you.
- My dissertation, Predicting Success of Developmental and Core Mathematics Students at East Tennessee State University (PDF file--403 K, 106 pages), written for my Ph. D. in math education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005.
||Probability & Statistics - Noncalculus
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Wed: Gilbreath 306
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Other times: I am doing several administrative tasks. Students are welcome any
time I'm in the office. I have no Friday classes this semester. Occasionally I
will be out of town for meetings on Friday all day. Otherwise I'll be in the
office most of the day.
Useful Links for Math Classes
(Most of these links will open in a new browser window.)
- Help for Math Anxiety
for Math Anxiety --link to a page at Middle Tennessee
State University. Gives study tips, how to be successful in math
how to deal with math anxiety, and more!
- Coping with Math Anxiety --a mini-text with a
definition, information about the roots of math anxiety, and how to
- General Study Tips for Math
Tips for Math from actual ETSU developmental math
- One Student's Tips
--a really good essay from one former ETSU student who is now an ETSU adjunct faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department.
- Developmental Math Content Sites (more chapter-specific ones are found in D2L)
- Online Prealgebra Course from Free-Ed.Net. A kind of
interactive text/workbook. Covers much of the same material we taught
in our prealgebra classes when we had them. Good for a refresher!
- Mathnotes.com --link to a site with tutorials for
slightly different prealgebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate
algebra books from the ones we used to use, but by the same authors.
need to match book names and chapter titles with the ones in our
Hints -- Step-by-step help on factoring polynomials. By Margaret
Donaldson, former assistant professor of developmental math at ETSU.
Tile Basics --A lesson on a pictorial way to understand multiplying
for Morons Like Us" -- Despite the title, this is a site developed
by high school students to teach each other prealgebra, algebra, and
other math topics. This could be helpful for both elementary and
intermediate algebra. You may need to browse through both Algebra I and
Algebra II to find the topic you need. Also has information helpful for
studying prealgebra as well as precalculus and calculus.
- PurpleMath -- Free
online algebra resource. Includes homework guidelines, study
skills, and modules for several algebra topics. Includes
explanations and examples. Probably my favorite.
Math -- another free math resource, written at a slightly
higher level. Covers topics beyond algebra also.
--yet another free math site with a really interesting
- Math Education Sites
- Curriculum Standards Information:
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives -- Many of the physical manipulatives you might use in the classroom area also available here as applets with explanations and suggested uses as well as teacher-developed lesson plans
- ShowMe Center -- a resource for Standards-based math curriculum for the middle grades from the University of Missouri..
- Math Page for Teachers -- Virtual manipulatives, games, strategies, worksheets, etc.
- Math Open Reference -- Interactive definitions of terms and other reference material. There are little Java applications that let you move points or lines around and see what happens.
- Shodor -- This site has information on curriculum development, online workshops
for faculty, and enrichment activities for students. There are lesson
plans, interactive activities, and more.
- MegaMath -- "The MegaMath project is intended to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas to elementary school classrooms so that young people and their teachers can think about them together." It is hosted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
- CoolMath -- Bills itself as " An amusement park of math designed for fun!"
- Math Expression -- This site contains a number of pages of tutorials along with videos. It
covers several topics on arithmetic, basic algebra, and geometry
(symmetry, volume, area).
- Illuminations -- an NCTM site with activities, lessons, virtual manipulatives, etc.
- PBS Teacher Source for Math
- Math Tools from Math Forum -- The web site bills it as "A community library of technology tools, lessons, activities, and support materials for teaching and learning mathematics."
- Math Central -- a Canadian web site (available in English, French, and Spanish) with teaching resources, mathematical glossaries, information about mathematicians and careers in mathematics, and more.
- MathSphere -- a British site. Look under "Free Resources" for printable math (or "maths" as the Brits call it) games and graph paper, or under "Fun" for electronic math games.
Most recent update: August 31, 2012
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