# «EDUCATION MS, Natural Science in Mathematics 1999 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO Additional majors in Mathematics and ...»

Stephanie A. Mungle

## TEACHING PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

I am a self-directed, enthusiastic college mathematics educator with a

strong commitment to student learning and excellence in teaching. I bring

my passion and experience into every course that I teach. I am highly skilled

in the presentation of course material using numerous methods to reach

students of all learning styles. My primary concern is student learning and

making certain that each student reaches their full potential throughout the course. I use my effective communication skills, careful instructional design, and thorough knowledge of the subjects I teach to provide top notch classroom learning experience, and to work with faculty and administration on curriculum development/improvement.

## EDUCATION

MS, Natural Science in Mathematics 1999 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO Additional majors in Mathematics and Secondary Education 1992 Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO Certifications Missouri CPC Teaching Certificate in Mathematics 7-12 1995-present Missouri CPC Teaching Certificate in Unified Science: Physics 9-12 2001-present## TEACHING & TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Mathematics Instructor August 2012-Present Arkansas State University Jonesboro, AR Courses are blended on ground and online: self-paced, on ground portion taught in a lab setting, using www.MyMathLab.com UC 0173/022V Developmental Mathematics I & II Course Description: As a result of this course, successful students will interpret and analyze quantitative/mathematical information; apply mathematical methods and reasoning to solve problems; students will interpret and analyze quantitative/mathematical information using multiple representations; students will read, interpret and analyze given information to solve applied problems; students will construct and interpret graphs for linear equations and inequalities; demonstrate mastery of mathematical foundations that are necessary to be successful in a College-level mathematics course.

Mathematics Ins

Courses blended online and on ground: self-paced, on ground portion taught in a lab setting, using www.ALEKS.com MA101 Beginning Algebra COURSE DESCRIPTION: Polynomials, factoring, equations and inequalities in one and two variables, rational expressions, rational exponents, quadratic equations, and systems of linear equations. Course grade: CR or F. (3 credit hours). Prerequisite: ACT Math score 20 or lower.

PURPOSE OF COURSE: To mathematically prepare students for MA102, Logical Systems and other university courses.

MA102 Intermediate Algebra COURSE DESCRIPTION: Polynomials, factoring, equations and inequalities in one and two variables, rational expressions, rational exponents, quadratic equations, and systems of linear equations. Course grade: A, B, C, D, or F. (3 credit hours). Prerequisite: CR in MA101.

PURPOSE OF COURSE: To prepare students for Logical Systems and other university courses.

**Course taught traditional lecture format and using www.MathXL.com**

MA050 Basic Math Skills Course Description This course is designed to review the basic operations of arithmetic; to understand and perform operations with signed numbers; and an introduction to algebra. This course will prepare students to take MA101 Beginning Algebra.

Purpose of Course This course is intended for those students who lack the prerequisite skills necessary to be successful in MA101. Emphasis will be placed on techniques and manipulations, but logical reasoning and problem solving will be a prominent objective throughout the course. The instruction methods will be varied to enable these students to learn the techniques and reasoning skills that will allow them to be successful in future math courses. Throughout the course, connections between verbal, numerical, symbolic and graphical representations of concepts through visual and tactile means will be emphasized.

**Course taught traditional lecture format and using www.WileyPlus.com**

MA 134 – College Algebra Course Description Functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences.

Prerequisites MA102 with grade of 'CR', MA 095 with a grade of 'C' or higher, or ACT Math subscore of 18with MA 095 placement score of 14 or higher, or ACT Math subscore of 21 or higher.

Purposes or Objectives of the Course The course is included in the logical systems category of the University Studies program.

The primary purposes of the course are to develop problem-solving capabilities requiring a logical structure and to provide the essential algebraic background for work in other fields or courses. The students will be given problems in many disciplines that use algebra in their solutions, thus giving insights into the importance of mathematical skills in almost all aspects of society. Whenever possible the historical development of a problem and its resulting solution will be discussed, and the students will be shown how continued mathematical progress is still affecting modern technology.

Courses broadcast Interactive TV to area high schools MA 134 – College Algebra Functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, binomial theorem. Prerequisite: ACT Math subscore of 21 or qualifying 14/25.

MA 133 – Plane Trigonometry Circular functions, right and oblique triangles, identities and equations, complex numbers.

Prerequisites: MA102 with a grade of 'CR' or MA 095 with a grade of 'C' or higher, or ACT Math subscore of 18-20 with MA 095 placement score of 14 or higher, or ACT Math subscore of 21 or higher.

SE 311 Techniques of Teaching Mathematics Course Description Methods, materials, and trends in middle and secondary school mathematics. (3) Prerequisites: Secondary Education Blocks I and II Corequisites: EX390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child SE370 Block III Field Experiences Objectives of Course

**The purpose of the course is that preservice teachers will increase their knowledge base of:**

A. Current issues in mathematics education.

B. Appropriate methodologies for teaching various mathematical content as well as problem solving.

C. Effective mathematics teaching.

D. Various problem solving strategies.

E. Assessment issues related to student learning.

F. Evaluation of available teaching materials (i.e., textbooks, supplementary materials).

G. Proper use of manipulatives.

H. Various uses of technology (e.g., calculators, mathematics software, Internet, Excel).

I. The role and function of professional mathematics/mathematics education organizations.

Teacher, Mathematics and Physics 2002-2011 Malden High School Malden, MO Algebra II Algebra II is the language of mathematics. This is the language that is required before the student can advance to higher mathematics, chemistry, physics, or any other scientific field.

Changes in society and technology require that students have a strong background in mathematics. Areas of study include solving equations and inequalities; systems of linear equations and inequalities; polynomials; quadratics; conic sections; and rational expressions, equations, and inequalities.

Geometry This course provides students with an understanding of the relationships between two and three dimensional figures. Students develop critical thinking skills as they develop proofs and apply algebra concepts to solving problems. Areas of study include the vocabulary and logic of geometry, parallel lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles.

College Algebra (Dual Credit) The course is included in the logical systems category of the University Studies program.

The primary purposes of the course are to develop problem solving capabilities requiring a logical structure and to provide the essential algebraic background for work in other fields or courses. The students will be given problems in many disciplines that use algebra in their solutions, thus building insights into the importance of mathematical skills in almost all aspects of society. Whenever possible, the historical development of a problem and its resulting solution will be discussed, and the students will be shown how the continued refinement of methods is still affecting modern technological and societal problems.

College Trigonometry (Dual Credit) The course is intended to provide basic knowledge of the six trigonometric functions and their relationships and to show applications of trigonometry to various problems including solutions of triangles. Topics covered will include basic trigonometry and applications;

trigonometric functions; identities; right and oblique triangles; vectors; complex numbers;

and polar coordinates.

Calculus This course forms a three course sequence designed to give students a working knowledge of analytic geometry, limits, and the integrals of algebraic, trigonometric, and exponential functions with applications.

Physics Physics aids students in synthesizing the fundamental concepts and principles concerning matter and energy through the study of mechanics, wave motion, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics.

ACT Prep-Mathematics Review Students scheduled to take the ACT reviewed the mathematics subjects tested but this course primarily addressed proven test taking strategies and skills shown to improve student’s sub score on the mathematics portion of the ACT.

Teacher, Mathematics and Physics 2001-2002 New Madrid County High School New Madrid, MO Algebra I This course is a study of basic algebraic concepts in preparation for future courses such as Algebra II. Areas of Study include properties of algebra; the real number system; solving, analyzing, and graphing linear, quadratic, and exponential functions; manipulating polynomials; and radical expressions and equations.

Physics Physics aids students in synthesizing the fundamental concepts and principles concerning matter and energy through the study of mechanics, wave motion, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics.

College Algebra (Dual Credit) The course is included in the logical systems category of the University Studies program.

The primary purposes of the course are to develop problem solving capabilities requiring a logical structure and to provide the essential algebraic background for work in other fields or courses. The students will be given problems in many disciplines that use algebra in their solutions, thus building insights into the importance of mathematical skills in almost all aspects of society. Whenever possible, the historical development of a problem and its resulting solution will be discussed, and the students will be shown how the continued refinement of methods is still affecting modern technological and societal problems.

College Trigonometry (Dual Credit) The course is intended to provide basic knowledge of the six trigonometric functions and their relationships and to show applications of trigonometry to various problems including solutions of triangles. Topics covered will include basic trigonometry and applications;

trigonometric functions; identities; right and oblique triangles; vectors; complex numbers;

and polar coordinates.

Teacher, Mathematics 1996-2001 Malden High School Malden, MO