Mathematics and Computer Science

Coursework toward a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, University of California, Riverside, 1989-1991

M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of California, Riverside, 1987

B.S., Pure Mathematics, University of California, Riverside, 1985

Appleton Hall

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P: 909.748.8629

E:
deon_garcia@redlands.edu

My teaching interests lie in building mathematical foundations for calculus students and introducing students to mathematical topics for the liberal arts (voting theory, apportionment, etc.). I am also interested in the mathematical education of current and prospective teachers.

In 2005, 2006, I was a participant in two week-long conferences focusing on Preparing Mathematician to Educate Teachers (PMET) at SUNY in Oswego, NY.

I was also involved in a consortium, funded by an NSF grant, in which we piloted the Mathematics Preparation Initiative Program to improve the mathematical understanding of middle school math teachers.

MATH 100 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

MATH 101 Finite Mathematics

MATH 102 Explorations in Mathematics for Prospective Educators

MATH 111 Elementary Statistics and Probability

MATH 118/119 Integrated Calculus

MATH 121 Calculus I

MATH 122 Calculus II

**PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE**

2003-Present, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Redlands

2011-2012, Lesson Study Facilitator, Inland Counties Mathematics Project

1999, Instructor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Mathematics Preparation Initiative, CSUSB

1988-1996, Tenured Instructor of Mathematics Victor Valley College

Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator, Victor Valley College

GATE instructor for afterschool program, Redlands Unified School District

California State PTA Continuing Service Award 2018

University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award 2017

University of Redlands Outstanding Teaching Award 2009

California State PTA Honorary Service Award 1999

Mathematical Puzzles and Games, American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM Conference for 8th Grade Girls, University of Redlands & Mt. San Jacinto College, 2005-2018

Developing Problem Solving Skills of Prospective Elementary Teachers, Mathematical Association of America PMET Conference, SUNY, Oswego, NY, 2005

Mathematical Association of America

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

California State PTA