Teaching

Office: Fowler 325
Email: gdaigle@oxy.edu

Office Hours:

Often in office:

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As a teacher I have two goals: to help my students develop specific mathematical knowledge, and to help them become clear and effective writers and thinkers. Math is a language as well as a body of facts, and the ability to make convincing and easily-understood arguments is more important than any specific theorem or technique I might cover in class. If you’d like more information about my thoughts on teaching, you can read my teaching statement or just look at some of the material below from classes I’ve taught.

I have made a flowchart of the prerequisite chains of Occidental’s math classes. You can download it in PDF or in PNG. Note that this is completely unofficial and it is your responsibility to check that the information contained here is correct.

Current Teaching:

I am currently (Fall 2018) teaching Math 401: Senior Colloquium in Cryptography, Math 310: Real Analysis and Math 114: Calculus I (Experienced).

Office Hours:

My office hours are 12:15-1:45 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. My office is in Fowler 305. Please drop by if you’d like to talk to me for any reason.

In addition I am often in my office from 4:00-5:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and from 1:30-3:00 PM and 4:30-5:00 PM on Tuesdays. I can’t guarantee I’ll be around then, but these are all good times to look for me.

Past Teaching

At Occidental College

At the California Institute of Technology