Maria H. Andersen

TeachingCollegeMath.comMaria H. Andersen 
Who am I? 

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Math Instructor, Muskegon Community College  (sometimes I teach Chemistry too)

I've also taught at the University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College (in Laramie, Wyoming).

You can find me at Muskegon Community College (Muskegon, Michigan) in the Math and Physical Sciences Department.  Here is my MCC Webpage.

You can also find me at one of my presentations:
  • ICTCM 2008 - San Antonio, Texas - March 7, 2008 "Enhanced WebAssign for Web-enhanced, Hybrid, or Online Math Classes" I have been teaching algebra and calculus courses that use WebAssign and Enhanced WebAssign as the online homework platform.  I’d like to show you how Enhanced WebAssign works, and how I used it to make this class a success.  Student evaluations on the platform were good and the students made many comments about how they actually did homework for the first time in their lives.

Recent presentations
  • Technology Training at West Michigan Christian High School - May 29-June 7, 2007 - four sessions spread over two weeks to provide technology training for the math and science faculty at WMCHS.
  • Enhanced WebAssign for math instructors - New York City - April 13, 2007 - How to use Enhanced WebAssign (an online homework management system).  A learning event presented for Thomson Brooks-Cole.
  • Math on the Web at Muskegon Community College - March 5-April 20, 2007 - a seven-week program with multiple groups of participants per week for the math and science faculty at Muskegon Community College.
  • AMATYC Fall 2007 - Minneapolis, MN - Friday November 2, 3:30-4:20pm "Willing and Wary: Transforming the Tech Skills of a Math Department"  The goal was to have every fulltime instructor teaching one technology-oriented class by September 2007.  Experience and enthusiasm varied, so a "learning support group" formed to acuire skills, share ideas, and vent frustrations.  Learn from the group's successes and failures.  Acquire some ideas for transforming the skills of your faculty.  This talk is posted here.
  • MichMATYC Fall 2007 - Flint, MI - September 28-29 "Use the Internet to Spice Up your Math Classes" If you don’t think that the use of websites has any value in the math classroom, or you do, but can’t figure out how to actually incorporate them, then let me help you become a technology user.  What you learn in this workshop can be used in a traditional (web-enhanced) class, a hybrid class, or an online class.  This talk is posted here.
  • MichMATYC Fall 2007 - Flint, MI - September 28-29 "Enhanced WebAssign for Web-enhanced, Hybrid, or Online Math Classes" Last winter, I taught a hybrid Intermediate Algebra class using a new system called Enhanced WebAssign (EWA) for the online homework management system.  I’d like to show you how Enhanced WebAssign works, and how I used it to make this class a success.  Student evaluations on this format were extremely good and the students made many comments about how they learned more than if they were taking a traditional math class.