Douglas B. Aichele

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OSU Information

**Position:**Regents Professor (Fmr.), Department of Mathematics, OSU**Address:**Department of Mathematics, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078-1058**email****:**aichele@math.okstate.edu**Telephone:**405/744-5688**FAX:**405/744-8275

Interests

An online supplement has been developed to contribute directly to improving critical thinking skills by developing units to train students in techniques of reading applied mathematical problems in prose form, developing mathematical models, and drawing conclusions; the problems involve applications to the biological sciences in Trigonometry (MATH 1613). These efforts were supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute during 2007. The RaMMP units include suggestions for making sense of mathematical problems (reading and writing about them), learning to use a graphing calculator, and understanding biological science applications. Click on this link for the RaMMP materials.*Reading and Modeling Mathematical Problems (RaMMP).**Reading and Modeling Mathematical Problems (RaMMP)*I was the Co-PI of this multi-year NSF-funded project which supported the learning of geometry through the development of a college level curriculum for preservice elementary teachers and through the support of university faculty who use the GeoSET materials to teach prospective elementary teachers; 2002-2007.*Geometric Structures for Elmentary Teachers (GeoSET).*Specially designed*Geometric Structures for Elementary Teachers (GeoSET).*have also been developed.__Instructor's Resources__. I have designed an internet supplement for students enrolled in College Algebra (MATH 1513) by Independent and Correspondence Study. Click on this link for the internet supplement.*College Algebra - Independent and Correspondence Study**College Algebra Learning Supplement.*. A web-based interactive homework supplement has been developed to assist students with success in College Algebra MATH 1513 and the development of a sound foundation in the biological sciences; these efforts were supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute during 2005-2006. The MAPS Learning Supplement includes suggestions for studying math, learning to use a graphing calculator, and understanding biological science applications. Click on this link for the MAPS written materials.*Maple Assisted Problem Solving (MAPS)**MAPS Homework Supplement.*Materials have been developed to assist students with success in College Algebra MATH 1513 and the development of a sound foundation in the biological sciences; these efforts were supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute during 1999-2000. The CABS Learning Supplement includes suggestions for studying math, learning to use a graphing calculator, and understanding biological science applications. Click on this link for the CABS written materials.*College Algebra for the Biological Sciences (CABS).**CABS Learning Supplement.*Materials have been developed to assist students with success in Trigonometry MATH 1613 and the development of a sound foundation in the biological sciences; these efforts were supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute during 2000-01. The TABS Learning Supplement includes suggestions for studying math, learning to use a graphing calculator, and understanding biological science applications. Click on this link for the TABS written materials.*Trigonometry Applied to the Biological Sciences (TABS).**TABS Learning Supplement.*Materials have been developed to help students with the OSU courses in Calculus for Technology Programs I and II (MATH 2123 and MATH 2133). Click on this link.*Technical Calculus Learning Supplement.**Technical Calculus Learning Supplement.*Materials have been developed to assist students and instructors with the study of the Michaelis-Menten Model of Enzyme Saturation; these efforts were supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute during 2002-03. The EBSM Michaelis-Menten Supplement (EBSM M-M Supplement) includes suggestions for understanding linear and rational functions, understanding the Michaelis-Menten Model of Enzyme Saturation, and using the graphing calculator to analyze data. Click on this link for the EBSM M-M Supplement.*Effective Biological Science Through Mathematics (EBSM).**EBSM M-M Supplement.*. During 1994-97, I directed the U. S. DOE Star Schools project "*Graphing Calculators**The Graphing Calculator: Teachers and Students Learning Together.*" The goal of the project is to encourage the*appropriate*integration of technology into the school mathematics curriculum through the development and dissemination of Teacher Learning Systems for the TI-82, TI-83, and TI-85 graphing calculators. Each Teacher Learning System includes written materials, programs, and video supplements.- Click
on this link for an overview of the project.
*The Graphing Calculator: Teachers and Students Learning Together*.

**TI-82 Teacher Learning System (TI-82 TLS)**

**TI-83 Teacher Learning System (TI-83 TLS)**

**TI-85 Teacher Learning System (TI-85 TLS)** . Since joining the OSU faculty in 1969, I have developed and coordinated the secondary mathematics teacher education programs for grades 7-12; this includes the professional development programs for preservice teachers, practitioners, and individuals seeking certification from the state of Oklahoma. Contact me if you are interested in learning more about a masters or doctoral program in mathematics education.*Secondary Mathematics Education*. During the summers 1990-96, I coordinated a series of special one-week institutues sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for high school and middle school mathematics teachers. Click on this link for a summary of institute activities.*Professional Development**Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Summer Institute TORCH (Teacher Outreach) Program*. I am interested in the school geometry curriculum, particularly in the use of technology to learn and teach its content.*School Geometry*I am active in Oklahoma's mathematics and science coalition. Click on this link for an overview of CASMEO and its activities.*Coalition for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in Oklahoma (CASMEO).*.*Coalition for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in Oklahoma (CASMEO)*I am experienced in climbing the*Mountaineering and Backpacking.**Fourteeners*in Colorado (mountains with elevations of at least 14,000 ft.) and backpacking generally. Click on this link for some nice mountain pictures..*Mountaineering and Backpacking*Click on this link some nice animal and outdoor pictures.*Mules, Horses, and Other Four-legged Friends.**Mules, Horses, and Other Four-legged Friends.*Click on this link to see some nice pictures of sled dog athletes and Iditarods.*Sled Dog Racing and the Athletes.*Click on these link to meet Gumbie.*Meet GUMBIE, a veteran Iditarod and Yukon Quest athlete.*and*Gumbie's Travels**Some Pictures of Gumbie*

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**New Year's
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This page is maintained by Doug Aichele. email: aichele@math.okstate.edu