Making Sense of Numbers

Making Sense of Numbers

CHEM 199 College Connections
Math 101 Algebra
CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemical Principles

Your ability to prosper in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) career depends on how comfortable you are with using numbers.  In Making Sense of Numbers you will learn to, as Marilyn Burns puts it in About Teaching Mathematics, “…think and reason flexibly with numbers, use numbers to solve problems, spot unreasonable answers, understand how numbers can be taken apart and put together in different wayssee connections among operations, figure mentally, and make reasonable estimates,” so that you can succeed in your science and math courses.

Note: Please see academic advisor before attempting to add a chemistry FIG. There will be spaces available in this FIG at each IntroDUCKtion session.

College Connections Faculty: Randy Sullivan

Photo of College Connections faculty for Science of Learning, Randy Sullivan.

Randy Sullivan is the Lecture Demonstrator and a Senior Instructor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is also the current President of the University Senate. He says that ever since he was a kid he has been teaching anything to anybody who would sit still long enough to listen. “I love teaching chemistry because it is the science of stuff, the stuff that everything is made of. So chemistry makes us think abstractly about things that are really concrete. I mean, we are around stuff all day, every day.”

FIG Assistant: Kylee Huck

Bio coming soon

Summer Assignment

Coming July 2018. Faculty and FAs are currently in the process of developing the FIG assignments.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

Coming August 2018