Students: Fall 2005 @ CSUF!!!!!!!

This fall, I taught Multivariable Calculus and Topology....another great group of students!

My "night class" multivariable calculus students were some of the best I've had!  A whole 30 of them stuck it out to the end and worked very hard with very little problems.  Thanks, guys, for all your hard work.  I hope you learned a lot and enjoyed the material.  The class was so big, we needed 3 pictures just to get everyone in.....they're the first three pictures below:

These guys can calculate a gradient anyday!

Triple integrals? No problem for these guys :-)

Now the topology crowd: thanks guys for being such a great class!

The rest of the topology crowd: That guy on the left with a broken leg--that's my 5-time student Jeff Zeilenga!  He joins a very small group of CSUF students who have taken 5 courses from me!....and to come out of all that with just a broken leg?....pretty darn good, I'd say!

This semester, after Tuesday Racquetball Club, I held weekly office hours at Del Taco from 8 p.m. to approximately midnight!  It was a blast! They have "Taco Tuesday", which means CHEAP food, every Tuesday night!

Pretty good crowds showed up at Del Taco on a regular basis :-) Everyone in this picture is doing some serious math....nodd, nodd....

Miguel, Jason, Dan, and myself are pretending to be hard at work!

Some more Del Taco folks....on another night. I still say the restaurant should've given me free meals for bringing in all of that business for them each week! Hehehe.....

I assigned a "dumpster design" project for my calculus students. One group came in and did some work on it at my office the same night it was assigned! Let's just say these were some of the most responsible students I've ever had!

For the first time, I supervised one of CSUF's mathematics credential program students. This is my supervisee, Ryan Kile, taking roll in his Algebra I classroom. Ryan took 2 classes from me. Ryan is a great teacher (hmmmm, wonder where he gets it from........hehe, just kidding), and I am very excited for him as he begins his teaching career. Thanks for letting me supervise you, Ryan!

Ryan had his students learn about probability by throwing dice and flipping coins in a friendly "game" atmosphere. Here Ryan is checking out what is going on with one of his students' games

Hello....Oh, I guess the camera was going! Hehehe....Misael, Lindsay, Jeff, and myself working away at Denny's.

The Jansen brothers! Camden (left) is now a freshman at CalTech, and Trenton (right) is my current research student. Trenton presented some of his work in a power point presentation at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research at UC Riverside in November. Great job, Trenton! Good to be here with both of you!

My topology student Ben Hager got married in November at the CSUF Arboretum to Krissy. Thanks, Ben, for inviting me to come to your special event....I even got to learn a little bit about square dancing, which could always come in handy :-)

A picture with the groom. Ben has been one of my best students in 2005, first in number theory, and then in topology. Good luck, Ben, you're gonna be a great teacher!