Course Information for Fall 2006
Math 3001 Mathematics Tutoring Experience
Prereq: MATH 1552, EDCI 2001 and
concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3001. This course
provides a carefully supported, monitored, and evaluated
mathematics tutoring experience in a local middle or high
school under the guidance of a mathematics faculty member and
a mentoring mathematics teacher in the local school.
Math 3002 Mathematics Classroom Presentations
Prereq: MATH 3001, EDCI 3001 and
concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3002. Under the
supervision of a mathematics faculty member and a mentoring
mathematics teacher in a local school, students will prepare
and deliver middle and/or high school mathematics lessons that
incorporate appropriate use of technology.
Math 7590 Riemannian and Symplectic Geometry
Prereq: MATH 7510.
This course is an introduction to Riemannian geometry:
manifolds, metrics, Levi-Civita connections, and curvature.
Riemannian geometry is key to understanding Einstein′s general
relativity and plays an important role in gauge theory and
invariants of smooth 4-manifolds. We will use this technology
to introduce and investigate symplectic geometry, another
important topic in mathematics that also comes from physics.
Scott J. Baldridge
224 Lockett Hall
Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803