Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Mathematics

About the Department

Facilities

A person's hands on a computer keyboardLocated in the 7800 York Road building, the Department of Mathematics has four computer based classrooms and a Satellite Lab All computers have the Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer and Acrobat Reader installed. 

The “Calculus Classroom” is equipped with 24 computers, two high speed LaserJet printers and a teacher's station that consists of a computer and document camera connected to a LCD projector.  The equipment is networked to a central server that allows student to access their work from both the classroom and the Satellite Lab.  The desks are designed with the monitor set below a glass desktop so that there are clear visual sight lines to any part of the room.  Mathematica is the software of choice in the calculus classes, as well as several other courses, and is available to the students in both this classroom.  This room is primarily used by students during their scheduled weekly lab hour in the Calculus I, II and III courses.

The “Statistics Classroom” is equipped with 31 computers, two high speed LaserJet printer and a teacher's station that consists of a computer and document camera connected to a LCD projector.  The desks are designed with the monitor set below a glass desktop so that there are clear visual sight lines to any part of the room.  Minitab is the software of choice in the applied statistics courses and is available in all of our computer based classrooms.  This room is primarily used by students during their scheduled weekly Lab hour, but is also used during the traditional lecture sessions so that demonstrations and student participation may occur.

The “Geometry Classroom” is currently equipped with 33 computers, two high speed LaserJet printers, a teacher's station that consists of a computer and document camera connected to a LCD projector, and a separate workstation with a scanner attached.  This room is primarily used by students majoring in education and taking their mathematics content and methods courses from mathematics education faculty who are members of the Department of Mathematics.  A variety of software is utilized in this room including Geometer's Sketchpad, Cabri, PolyPro, Tessellations, Mathematica and Minitab.

The “MB3 Classroom” is equipped with 24 computers, a speed LaserJet printer and a teacher's station that consists of a computer and document camera connected to a LCD projector.  The desks are designed with the monitor set below a glass desktop so that there are clear visual sight lines to any part of the room.  This room is shared between the Department of Mathematics and the Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (MB3) Program.  Mathematica, Minitab and Microsoft Office software is installed on each computer. In addition specialized software utilized by the MB3 Program is also installed.

In addition to these three classrooms, the Department of Mathematics maintains a Satellite Lab, located in room 109 of the 7800 York Road building. This open computer laboratory contains 34 computers, 2 dot matrix printers (no charge to use), a LaserJet printer and a color InkJet printer (a charge to print using both of these). A wide variety of software for both mathematics and business & economics courses is available for students to use.  This includes all software used in any mathematics course and much more.  Students also have access to the Internet and to their e-mail account from any computer in this lab.  Any student may obtain an e-mail account hosted by the university for no additional charge.  The lab is open seven days a week.  There is always a student lab monitor available for technical assistance.  The open hours are
Days Times
Monday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The traditional classrooms are small and limited to a maximum of 36 students, so that all of the classes are taught in small sections in which students may receive personalized attention.  Each of these rooms is equipped with a teachers station that consists of a computer and document camera connected to a LCD projector.

The mathematics education group has access to one classroom that is set up especially for courses that they teach.  There also is a mathematics education curriculum center that houses a wide variety of curricular materials from curriculum guides to physical manipulatives, two computers - each with a CD-RW drive, a microphone, a ZIP 100 drive, application software and presentation software - a LaserJet and a color InkJet printer.  This room is made easily available to education students as well as those students in our master's program in Mathematics Education.

Every faculty member has a private office with a computer in his or her office that contains the software needed by that faculty member.  These computers are upgraded on an approximate four year cycle by the University.  Each faculty member has access to a Black & White LaserJet, a Color LaserJet and Color InkJet printer from his or her office.  Also there is an image scanner available to all faculty.



Department of Mathematics
7800 York Road, Room 316 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149
E-mail: math@towson.edu


 

 

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