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Bao-Chi Nguyen

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1620
(909) 274-6358
bnguyen56AT_mtsac.edu


BS — Pure Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles
Ph.D. — Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Bao-Chi Nguyen

I was born and raised in Vietnam, and came to the US when I was 17 years old.

I am a proud graduate of California Community College system!  I went to Pasadena City College from 1993-1996 and transferred to UCLA where I received my B.S. in Pure Mathematics in 1998.  In 2003, I received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from MIT. While at MIT, I had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant during the semesters and math instructor during the summers. From 2003-2006, I took on a postdoctoral position at UCI conducting research in Mathematical Biology and taught courses ranging from Calculus to Foundation of Mathematics. I learned that I really enjoy the teaching aspect of my position, so I took on a 3-year lecturer position. The research fascinated me, but I realized my true calling is teaching! My grandfather and my mother were math teachers back in Vietnam, which makes me a third-generation math teacher. With my passion for teaching, in 2009, I applied for tenure-track position at community college and accepted a position at Bakersfield College. 

In 2010, I started at Mt. SAC as a full-time Mathematics Professor. It has been a wonderful journey here because of the students, faculty, and staff. I teach a full range of mathematic courses from Math 50-Prealgebra to Math 285 – Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.

 


Hello Mountie Math Students!
I am so excited that you have decided to take Trigonometry with Support or Calculus and Analytic Geometry! Your success is important to me, so to help prepare you for the next part of your educational journey, I would like to share some information with you about my courses and classroom environments.


Click on one of my classes below to explore the structure and goals of each class.


      • Math 150 + Math 15 FALL 2021

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.


        Prerequisites: None


        Class Structure:
        This is a corequisite class, which means there is an extra 2 unit portion designed to give extra support in various aspects of the class. We will only be using Canvas for Math 150.
        My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-campus traditional exams.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 150: Trigonometry, 12th Ed., Lial, is required. Free access to Desmos and GeoGebra is also required. Homework assignments will be in the form of worksheets, textbook problems, take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed), and groupwork. Homework assignments will generally be due on Mondays.


        Required Materials:

        Writing Utensils

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        Scientific Calculator


      • Math 280 FALL 2021

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display a Building/Room number and a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate an in-person, on-campus class.


        Prerequisites: Math 181


        Class Structure:
        My class will be conducted on-campus, in a traditional classroom setting. All exams will be in the form of on-campus traditional exams.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 280: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by Stewart, is required. Free access to MapleCalculator, Desmos and GeoGebra is also required. Homework assignments will be in the form of computer projects, worksheets, textbook problems, take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed), and groupwork. Homework assignments will generally be due on Tuesdays.


        Required Materials:

        Writing Utensils

        Paper (Printer or Lined)

        Scientific Calculator

Our classroom environment will be one that supports your diverse perspectives and honors your identities. Names are very personal and very powerful. The name by which we choose to be called represents who we are. I recognize that calling students by their preferred name is crucial to ensuring that the classroom environment (whether in person or online) is a safe and inclusive space for learning. If you have a preferred first name that you would like me to use, or would like to share your pronouns with me, please feel free to let me know!


I would also like to take a moment to acknowledge that Mt. SAC is geographically situated on the traditional lands of the native, indigenous peoples whose land was taken from them. I ask you to join me in acknowledging their community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. May we strive to honor the land and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.


Please make sure to log in to your Canvas courses daily to keep up with all announcements, materials, and due dates. Canvas can be accessed through your Mt. SAC portal or at https://mtsac.instructure.com.


My office hours will be held on-campus and via Zoom sessions and email on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability. I look forward to working with everyone, and please feel free to email me if you have any questions.


The Math and Computer Science Department is committed to helping our students achieve their math educational goals. We want you to succeed and excel in transfer-level mathematics. We recognize your potential and are here to support you! Whether you are here to obtain a degree, complete transfer requirements, or simply expand your knowledge, we will strive to provide resources that you may need along your journey. Explore the resources below for more information on how our campus can help you achieve your educational goals.


** This information is subject to change, before the start of the term. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Current Class Schedule:
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Nguyen, Bao-Chi MATH 150 Trigonometry 20300 3 MW 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 08:00AM 09:25AM 61 2311
Nguyen, Bao-Chi MATH 150 Trigonometry 20307 3 TR 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 11:00AM 12:25PM 61 2414
Nguyen, Bao-Chi MATH 280 Calculus & Analytic Geom 20380 5 TR 08/23/2021 12/12/2021 08:00AM 10:35AM 61 2414