Remote participation: I assume we could simply throw in our two cents worth through e-mail.
Background: I retired from the Navy last summer. I started my Navy career teaching precalculus to enlisted personnel and later switched to meteorology (typhoon forecasting, climatology R&D, and too much admin). Now, I'm pursuing secondary math certification at SUNY Potsdam (student teach this fall).
Much of my use of math has leaned toward physical science applications and most of the geometry I've done has been in a cartesian coordinate system. When I start teaching, I hope to bring in the connections of math to real world applications, but I'm also enjoying getting back into a more academic "math is a toy as well as a tool". My computer background has included recreational programming (Basic, Visual Basic, Hypercard) and some professional work, such as a model output statistics (translate that linear regression analysis) typhoon forecast aid. I've also been playing with spreadsheets to apply them to secondary level math problems. I have access to the Internet through SUNY Potsdam.
- Jan Garner
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