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David Capaldi

Assistant Professor

david.capaldi@jwu.edu

Alma Maters: BE RIC MAT RIC CAGS RIC D.Ped(Hon) RIC
Classes Taught: Survey Math 1002, Statistics Math 2001, Precalculus Math 1020, etc
Countries Traveled To: Canada, Mexico
Companies Worked For: Warwick School Depart, CCRI, RIC, URI, JWU
What is your style of teaching?
Socratic Method
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Videos, Overheads, White Board, Models
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Compare two classes of stat students on the 1st exam - compare and contrast using the ideas taught in the first unit, mean, mode, coeff of variance,
When grading a student, what do you look for?
The mean of the grades
What kind of student would love your class?
Students do not like my class because they do not like mathematics - mathematics causes issues with people
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do what I tell you - do the homework.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Analysis
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My children
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
yes - I am a member of Board of Directors of Music on the Hill - summer concert series

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