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BuildingSummer2010crop2013 TORUS Conference:

The 9th Annual Texas Oklahoma Regional Undergraduate Symposium (TORUS) will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Go here for more information.

Fall 2012 Tutoring Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday from 13:00-17:00 in Math 115

Remember, the tutoring is free, and you can only benefit by asking for help on topics or problems that you are not understanding.

Preparation for the 2012 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition begins:

On Saturday December 1st (the weekend before finals no less), the 73rd William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held at universities around the world. A description of the exam can be found at the official site for the exam, and we replicate it here:

The examination will be constructed to test originality as well as technical competence. It is expected that the contestant will be familiar with the formal theories embodied in undergraduate mathematics. It is assumed that such training, designed for mathematics and physical science majors, will include somewhat more sophisticated mathematical concepts than is the case in minimal courses. Thus the differential equations course is presumed to include some references to qualitative existence theorems and subtleties beyond the routine solution devices. Questions will be included that cut across the bounds of various disciplines, and self-contained questions that do not fit into any of the usual categories may be included. It will be assumed that the contestant has acquired a familiarity with the body of mathematical lore commonly discussed in mathematics clubs or in courses with such titles as “survey of the foundations of mathematics.” It is also expected that the self-contained questions involving elementary concepts from group theory, set theory, graph theory, lattice theory, number theory, and cardinal arithmetic will not be entirely foreign to the contestant’s experience.

The Math Department will be holding weekly problem solving sessions each week, dates and times TBA. If you would like more information, stop by, or email Dr. Frinkle.

Master of Education – Mathematics Specialist Program:

The M.Ed. Mathematics Specialist program is designed to prepare individuals with an academic background in education to assume the role of Mathematics Specialist in their school or district. Graduates of this program may be called on to perform the following duties:

  • act as a resource person for mathematics education; mentor others in planning and teaching mathematics
  • assist staff in designing approaches to improve student achievement in mathematics
  • provide school-wide and/or district-wide professional development for teachers of mathematics

For more information on this program, you can visit this link. You can also view some of the documentation for this program directly by clicking on one of the following links:

  • Catalog Description
  • Handbook for Math Specialist
  • Portfolio Guidelines

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Linda Kallam, Program Coordinator by phone (580) 745-2682 or via email lkallam@se.edu.

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Mailing Address:
Department of Mathematics
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, OK, 74701

Contact Information:
Phone: (580) 745-2308
Fax: (580) 745-7458
Email: Dr. Charles Matthews, Department Chair
Email: Amy Anderson, Department Secretary