Dr. Gary S. Stoudt
Address314 Stright Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
210 S. Tenth
Indiana, PA 15705
Schedule of Courses, Fall, 2018
||Principles of Secondary School Mathematics
||Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II
||Probability and Statistics /H
||Probability and Statistics
Office Hours, Fall, 2018
and by appointment
||Wednesday, December 12
||Friday, December 14
||Tuesday, December 11
Links to Course Materials
History of mathematics,
Banach spaces, sequence spaces.
My dissertation adviser is A. K. Snyder.
Here is a list of
websites, useful and otherwise.
Also, try a bit of philosophy.
"It just shows what can be done by taking a little trouble," said
Eeyore. "Do you see, Pooh? Do you see, Piglet? Brains first and then
In Which A House Is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore, from The House
at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne.
For mathematics students:
Don't just read it; fight it! Ask your own questions, look for your own examples, discover your own proofs. Is the
hypothesis necessary? Is the converse true? What happens in the classical special case? What about the degenerate
cases? Where does the proof use the hypothesis?
Paul Halmos, I Want to be a Mathematician
For all students:
Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling....
A merely well-informed man is the most useless bore on God's earth.
Alfred North Whitehead, Aims of Education and Other Essays (1929)
Teaching is the communication of the process of investigation rather than a listing of ideas--not a new idea,
not a complicated idea, but a widely ignored one nonetheless.
Roger L. Welsch, "Mock Apple Pie: The Conventional Teacher in an Unconventional