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David Beydler

David Beydler

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1608
(909) 274-4669
dbeydlerAT_mtsac.edu
http://davidsmath.com


BS — Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
MS — Mathematics, California State University, Los Angeles


Assessment & Matriculation Committee 2019-2022

Retention & Persistence Committee 2020-2022

Student Preparation, Equity, and Achievement Council (ongoing)

AB 705 Math Coordinator 2021-22


David Beydler

After receiving a B.S. in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College in 2000, I worked as a software engineer for about 3 years.  Then I spent 3 years reading and traveling before returning to school (Cal State LA) to earn an M.S. in Mathematics.  I taught part-time at Cal State LA for 3 years, and then was hired by Mt. SAC in 2011 as a full-time professor.  It has been a great joy teaching at Mt. SAC, and getting to know the students here.


Hello Mountie Math Students!


I am so excited that you have decided to take College Algebra or Calculus and Analytic Geometry with Support ! 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 130 Spring 2022

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display as "Online" with a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate a fully online class with regularly scheduled class meetings via Zoom.


        Prerequisites: None


        Class Structure:
        My class is synchronous, which means we will meet on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A working webcam is strongly recommended, and you are expected to participate via Zoom chat, speaking, breakout rooms, polls, and Padlet activities. Lecture recordings will be posted. Blank lecture notes will be posted. All exams will be in the form of PDF uploads, and will be conducted during class time.


        A physical or digital copy of the textbook , MATH 130: College Algebra, 13th Ed., Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, is required. Free access to Flipgrid and Padlet is also required. Homework assignments will be in the form of discussion threads, worksheets, Flipgrid videos, textbook problems, surveys, and take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed). Homework assignments will generally be due on Thursdays.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils (Strongly Recommended)

        Printer (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined) (Strongly Recommended)

        Webcam (Strongly Recommended)

        Scientific Calculator or App (Strongly Recommended)

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone

        Built-in or External Microphone (Strongly Recommended)

        Scanner or Free Scanning App


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Solving Quadratic Equations
        Evaluating Functions
        Graphing Quadratic Equations
        Systems of Equations
        Solving Logarithmic Equations


      • Math 180 + Math 18A Spring 2022

        Online Class Search:
        ** This class will display as "Online" with a Meeting Time in the online class search, to indicate a fully online class with regularly scheduled class meetings via Zoom.


        Prerequisites: Math 160 or Appropriate Placement


        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 be using Canvas courses for both Math 180 and Math 18A.
        My class is synchronous, which means we will meet on Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays. A working webcam is strongly recommended, and you are expected to participate via Zoom chat, speaking, breakout rooms, polls, and Padlet activities. Lecture recordings will be posted. Blank lecture notes will be posted. All exams will be in the form of PDF uploads, and will be conducted during class time.


        Access to the textbook , MATH 180/181: Calculus, Early Transcendentals, 8th Ed., by Stewart, is strongly recommended. Free access to GeoGebra, Flipgrid, and Padlet is required. Homework assignments will be in the form of discussion threads, computer projects, worksheets, Flipgrid videos, surveys, take-home quizzes (not proctored / timed), and memory practice. Homework assignments will generally be due on Wednesdays.


        Required Materials:

        Reliable Internet Connection

        Writing Utensils (Strongly Recommended)

        Printer (Strongly Recommended)

        Paper (Printer or Lined) (Strongly Recommended)

        Webcam (Strongly Recommended)

        Scientific Calculator or App (Strongly Recommended)

        Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone

        Built-in or External Microphone (Strongly Recommended)

        Scanner or Free Scanning App


        Necessary Foundational Skills:
        Factoring
        Rationalizing with Conjugates
        Trigonometric Quantities
        Trigonometric Identities
        Graphing Basic Functions
        Properties of Logarithms
        Properties of Exponents


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 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays via Zoom sessions. 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.