Math 597, Fall, 2021

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington University

**Syllabus
for Math 597**

Teaching Seminar

**Instructor:**
Steven G. Krantz

**Classroom:**
The course will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 4:50pm in Duncker 3.

**e-mail
address:** sk@math.wustl.edu

**Office:**
103, Cupples I

**Office
Hour: **Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

**Phone:**
(510) 875-8972

**Dept.
Office:** 100, Cupples I

**Dept.
Phone:** (314) 935-6760

**Course Home
Page:** http://www.math.wustl.edu/~sk/math597.html

**Course
Description:** The purpose of this course is

to provide an introduction to the rigors of college teaching.

One thing that I do * not * intend to do in
this course is to tell you how to teach.

That is something that you have to figure
out for yourself.

We will discuss various teaching philosophies and techniques.

We will have some sample lectures. Most of all, I hope

that we will talk to each
other a lot and have some stimulating discussions.

**Textbook:**
Steven G. Krantz Stewart, * How to Teach Mathematics,* 3rd edition,

American Mathematical Society, 2015.

**Elements
of the Course:**

There will be no homework and no exams in this course. Each student will give
at least

one sample lecture. I may ask you to write some short papers.