Home Page of
Daryl L. Stephens, Ph.D.
Associate
Professor and
Associate Chair
Department
of Mathematics and Statistics
East
Tennessee State University
EMail*: stephen@nospam.mail.etsu.edu
Office Phone: 4234396981
Office Location: Gilbreath 312B
Vita (PDF file)


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link. I inserted the "nospam." to foil the things that go searching the
web for email addresses to sell to people who want to send junk
emails about mortgages, porn, ink jet cartridges, devices to enlarge
certain
body parts, etc.
Contents
 Teaching and Office
Schedule
 Handouts
from Conference Presentations
 Franklin Math Bowl
 ACT Math workshop from Hampton High School (10/13/06)
 Math links
 A
History of U. S. Developmental Education
(my own little scholarly
treatise, which in revised form is in the 2003 NADE
monograph)
 Fun links
(nonmath stuff)
 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 3.25inch 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 file403 K, 106 pages), written for my Ph. D. in math education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005.
Schedule
Spring, 2014
MWTR 9:0011:00 

Office Hours 
Gilbreath 312B 
Mon 1:403:00 
MATH 1530015 
Probability and Statistics  Noncalculus 
Gilbreath 306 
Tues 12:452:05 
MATH 1530013 
Probability and Statistics  Noncalculus 
Gilbreath 306 
Wed 1:403:00 
MATH 1530015 
Probability and Statistics  Noncalculus 
Gilbreath 304 
Thur 12:452:05 
MATH 1530013 
Probability and Statistics  Noncalculus 
Gilbreath 304 




Other times: I am doing several administrative tasks. Students are welcome any
time I'm in the office. 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.)
 General Study Tips for Math
 Learning Support Math Content Sites (more chapterspecific ones are found in D2L)
 Online Prealgebra Course from FreeEd.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!

"Math
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. PurpleMathPlus is a paid site.

SOS
Math  another free math resource, written at a slightly
higher level. Covers topics beyond algebra also.

CoolMath
yet another free math site with a really interesting
cursor.
 Precalculus
Content Sites
 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 teacherdeveloped lesson plans
 ShowMe Center  a resource for Standardsbased 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.
 Illustrative
Mathematics  tasks and tools to support implementing the CCSS.

INVEST Project at the Ayres Institute at Lipscomb University  Free
registration is required. There are videos of teachers teaching Common
Core lessons (the seventh grade math example is a full hourlong class
period), along with supporting materials (lesson plans, handouts), and
more.
 The
Teaching Channel  Videos, Common Core resources, lesson plans,
etc.
 Annenberg Learner
 Professional development videos and other materials for many subjects
at all grade levels. Many videos are available free as streaming video
on demand; others are only available to purchase on DVD.

Geogebra Activities  Here are some Geogebra activities from the
Henrico (Virginia) County Public Schools.
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