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Stanley Eigen

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s.eigen@neu.edu

Alma Maters: B.A Queens College, PhD McGill University
Classes Taught: MATH 1120, MATH 1220, MATH 1252
Countries Traveled To: Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on course Calculus - lecturing. Precalculus hands-on give short talk do examples students work on problems. Math
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Again it depends on the course. Chalkboard. Computer and connection to internet
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I used to teach a course on Statistical Thinking. I presented some of the statistical evidence for and against ESP. The students loved discussing it but...
When grading a student, what do you look for?
correct answers and a correct method
What kind of student would love your class?
enthusiastic. not a quitter. doesn't say "i've never been good at math" - repeatedly
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
really try to do the homework - don't make a perfunctory stab at it.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
There is no connection to anything I teach.
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
There is no connection to anything I teach - and that is not the type of person I am.
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Nothing that is connected to the courses I teach.
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I primarily teach Precalculus. Nobody takes it as an elective. You only take it if you need it. By the way, I only filled this out as a favor to a student.

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