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Scot Childress

Scot Childress

Professor: Mathematics


Building: 61-1634
(909) 274-7500 x3751
schildressAT_mtsac.edu
http://www.scotchildress.com/mtsac


BA — Pure Mathematics, California State University Fullerton
Ph.D. — Mathematics, University of California, Riverside


Scot Childress

I earned my B.A. in Pure Mathematics from California State University of Fullerton in 2003.  I earned my Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Riverside in 2009 and served two post-doctoral study positions at UCR working with the Fractal Geometry and Dynamical  Systems Research Group (under M. Lapidus) from 2009 to 2012.

I started at Mt SAC as a part time Mathematics instructor in 2012 and was hired as a full-time professor in 2014.  I have always loved teaching and was so passionate about it that I left a research career to pursue it.  I enjoy teaching every level of class that we offer at Mt SAC from Math 50 up to 285.  Our students here are the best and I genuinely feel that I have the best job on the planet.

 

I would like to give you a small glimpse of my online class structure, so that you know what to expect in my class.

 

In my Spring 2021 Math 180 (40423) class:

My class is synchronous, which means we will meet on Zoom: Monday, Wednesday. A working webcam is required, and you are expected to participate via Zoom Chat, Speaking. Lecture recordings will be posted. Blank lecture notes will be posted. A physical copy of the textbook is not required. Homework assignments will be in the form of Textbook Problems, Discussion Threads, and Computer Projects. Homework assignments will generally be due Monday. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads. Exams will be conducted during class time.

 

The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Writing Utensils: Required
Printer: Strongly Recommended
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Webcam: Required
Scientific Calculator or App: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Required
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

 

My office hours for this class will be held on Monday, Wednesday via Zoom sessions, Email, Canvas Chat. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability.

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In my Spring 2021 Math 180 (40424) class:

My class is synchronous, which means we will meet on Zoom: Tuesday, Thursday. A working webcam is required, and you are expected to participate via Zoom Chat, Speaking. Lecture recordings will be posted. Blank lecture notes will be posted. A physical copy of the textbook is not required. Homework assignments will be in the form of Textbook Problems, Discussion Threads, and Computer Projects. Homework assignments will generally be due Tuesday. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads. Exams will be conducted during class time.

 

The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Writing Utensils: Required
Printer: Strongly Recommended
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Webcam: Required
Scientific Calculator or App: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Required
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

 

My office hours will be held on Tuesday, Thursday via Zoom sessions, Email, Canvas Inbox. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability.

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In my Spring 2021 Math 181 class:

My class is synchronous, which means we will meet on Zoom: Monday, Wednesday. A working webcam is required, and you are expected to participate via Zoom Chat, Speaking. Lecture recordings will be posted. Blank lecture notes will be posted. A physical copy of the textbook is not required. We will be using a zero-cost textbook for this class! Homework assignments will be in the form of Textbook Problems, Discussion Threads, and Computer Projects. Homework assignments will generally be due Monday. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads. Exams will be conducted during class time.

 

The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Writing Utensils: Strongly Recommended
Printer: Strongly Recommended
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Webcam: Required
Scientific Calculator or App: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Required
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

 

My office hours for this class will be held on Monday, Wednesday via Zoom sessions, Canvas Inbox. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability.

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In my Spring 2021 Math 260 class:

My class is synchronous, which means we will meet on Zoom: Tuesday, Thursday. A working webcam is required, and you are expected to participate via Zoom Chat, Speaking. Lecture recordings will be posted. Blank lecture notes will be posted. A physical copy of the textbook is not required. Homework assignments will be in the form of Textbook Problems and Discussion Threads. Homework assignments will generally be due Tuesday. All exams will be in the form of PDF Uploads. Exams will be conducted during class time.

 

The following is a list of materials for this course:
Reliable Internet Connection: Required
Writing Utensils: Required
Printer: Strongly Recommended
Paper (Printer or Lined): Required
Webcam: Required
Scientific Calculator or App: Required
Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone: Required
Built-in or External Microphone: Required
Scanner or Free Scanning App: Required
Laptop Loans Program and Other Resources: https://www.mtsac.edu/studentservices/criticalsupport.html

 

My office hours for this class will be held on Tuesday, Thursday via Zoom sessions, Email, Canvas Inbox. You are welcome to contact me for appointment availability.


Current Class Schedule:
Name Course ID Title CRN Units Days Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Building / Room
Childress, Scot MATH 181 Calculus & Analytic Geom 22779 4 MW 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 07:30AM 09:35AM ONLINE
Childress, Scot MATH 181 Calculus & Analytic Geom 22781 4 MW 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 09:45AM 11:50AM ONLINE
Childress, Scot MATH 260 Linear Algebra 22927 3 TR 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 08:30AM 09:55AM ONLINE
Childress, Scot MATH 290 Differential Equations 22929 4 TR 08/24/2020 12/13/2020 10:45AM 12:50AM ONLINE