Jordan Watts' Homepage

My Teaching History

The orbifold S2/O, where O is the orientation-preserving octahedral group; made with Mathematica 11.

The orbifold <b>S</b><sup>2</sup>/O, where O is the orientation-preserving octahedral group; made with Mathematica 11.

Besides teaching basic mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, etc.), the courses I teach often tend toward the more geometric and topological, given my research area. This said, I occasionally like to branch out into other areas of mathematics. One of the best ways of learning a new area of math is to teach it! A list of courses I have taught over the years is below.

Courses I have Taught:

Single Variable Calculus

  • MTH 132 - Calculus I (Fall 2018, Central Michigan University)
  • MATH 2300 - Calculus 2 (Fall 2015, University of Colorado Boulder)
    (honors section)
  • MATH 221 - Calculus I (Fall 2014, University of Illinois)
    (large lecture, 250+ students)
  • MAT137 - Calculus! (Fall 2011, University of Toronto at Mississauga)
    (advanced, proof-based course, continued into a second semester)

Multi-Variable Calculus

  • MATH 2400 - Calculus III (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, University of Colorado Boulder)
  • MATH 241 - Calculus III [Mathematica] (Spring 2013, Spring 2014, University of Illinois)
    (Mathematica lessons designed to replace half of the lectures)
  • MAT235 - Calculus II (Summer 2011, Summer 2012, University of Toronto)
  • MAT237 - Multivariable Calculus (Summer 2010, University of Toronto)
    (advanced, proof-based course)

Linear Algebra

  • MATH 415 - Applied Linear Algebra [Mathematica] (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, University of Illinois)
    (Mathematica lessons designed to replace 2/3 of the lectures)

Complex Analysis

  • MTH 436 - Elements of a Complex Variable (Spring 2019, Central Michigan University)

Real Analysis

  • MATH 3001 - Analysis I (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, University of Colorado Boulder)
  • MTH 532 - Advanced Calculus I (Fall 2019, Central Michigan University)

Ordinary Differential Equations

Topology

  • MATH 535 - General Topology (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, University of Illinois)
  • MTH 545 - Point-Set Topology (Spring 2019, Central Michigan University)
  • MTH 645 - Algebraic Topology (Spring 2020, Central Michigan University)

Differential Geometry

Mathematics Capstone Course

  • MTH 499 (Spring 2020, Central Michigan University)