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    The Mathematics Department offers a broad, in-depth curriculum for exploring all aspects of mathematics – including quantities, changes, abstraction, structure and space – through small, engaging classroom settings. Within the department there is a great sense of discovery and collaboration as students and faculty are active in research, journal publication, conference presentations, mathematics competitions and many have received distinguished awards and recognition.

    Research is an integral part of the program and is incorporated into coursework as well as ongoing, unique research solutions outside of the classroom. In addition to collaborative research projects with faculty, students are highly active in the Math Club where they have the opportunity to discuss mathematics, solve problems and participate in social activities. A dedicated tutoring facility, great professor accessibility and the encouragement of open discussions in the classroom all contribute to a nurturing and supportive learning environment that lends a deep exploration of mathematics. Graduates are poised to excel in graduate programs and have become highly successful alumni who are skilled educators, actuaries, engineers, financial mathematicians and more.

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  • Founding mother of department of mathematics dies

    Marion V. Smith, 93, passed on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Shepherd of the Valley Healthcare Center. A native of St. Paul Minn., she had retired as professor emerita from Moorhead State University, where she taught mathematics from 1945 to1982. As a hobbyist photographer she enjoyed summer vacations touring the world’s exotic locals, which […]

    Dr. Lisa Stewart Gets Local Minnesota Reading Corps Members Ready For Kids

    Dr. Lisa Stewart, psychology, trained 80 Northwestern Minnesota Americorps Reading Corps members Aug 20- 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 1,000 Reading Corps members from all across Minnesota started their year of service this week by taking the Americorps pledge and getting trained to provide high quality targeted interactions and reading interventions with kids […]

    MSUM Math Department will host Tri-College Math Contest

    The MSUM Mathematics Department will be hosting the Tri-College Math Contest for area middle and high school students on campus over spring break. More than 2,000 students are registered for the contest from locations extending to Bismarck, Larimore, Grand Forks, Thief River Falls, Mahnomen, Wadena, Alexandria, and Breckenridge. This year’s contest problems were drawn up […]

    Sayel Ali published mathematics paper

    Sayel Ali, Mathematics, had his paper, “The phi-ratio tests” published in Elemente der Mathematik, a Journal of the Swiss Mathematical Society published by the European Mathematical Society, Volume 67, Issue 4, 2012, pp. 164–168. The paper is a joint work with Marion Deutsche Cohen from Arcadia University, Pa. In this paper a family of new […]

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