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Maria Terrell

Senior Lecturer (Retired)

Malott Hall, Room 225

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (1978) University of Virginia


  • Mathematics


Geometry and mathematics education

My recent interests in geometry have included tensegrities and the history of geometrical optics and linear perspective. I am collaborating with a group of faculty and graduate students in an effort to improve undergraduate mathematics instruction through a project we call GoodQuestions. The project is developing materials to help instructors engage students in meaningful discussions about key concepts in calculus. At a recent MER (Mathematicians in Education Reform) workshop I presented a paper about my recent experience in the project.