Rosemary Farley

Professor

Mathematics

Education

  • PHD, New York University
  • MS, New York University
  • BS, College of Mount St. Vincent

Courses Taught

MATH 151      Modern Mathematics

MATH 153      Linear Math Analysis

MATH 154      Calculus for Business Decisions

MATH 185      Calculus I

MATH 186      Calculus II

MATH 187      Honors Calculus I

MATH 188      Honors Calculus II

MATH 230      Elementary Statistics

MATH 243      Foundations for Higher Mathematics

MATH 272      Linear Algebra I

MATH 285      Calculus III

MATH 286      Differential Equations

MATH 287      Honors Calculus III

MATH 331      Probability

MATH 385      Vector Calculus

MATH 422      Seminar for Mathematics Education

MATH 432      Statistical Inference

MATH 471      Linear Algebra II

MATH 490      Complex Analysis

  • Research

    At the present, I am particularly interested in the use of technology in the mathematics classroom. The introduction of technology into the mathematics classroom has created an opportunity for creative teaching methods. I am particularly proud of my participation in the Conferences on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. This annual conference has been cited by the Mathematical Association of Americas as being a particularly important annual event. It is at these conferences that ideas are shared and information about successes and failures are disseminated. Each year, I learn so much.

    Our department participates in the Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference each year. I am an active mentor for the students who present the results of mathematical research conducted during the semester. The day is a learning experience for all of us.  

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Recent Publications:

    • Farley, Rosemary.  Using The Computer Algebra System Maple To Generate Research Questions For Pre-Service Teachers In A Capstone Course.  PRIMUS, Special Issue on the Capstone Course. May 10, 2013, pp.  367-376.
    • Farley, Rosemary & Tiffany, P.  A Four Step Method for Creating Animations. Computers in Education Journal.  Vol. 4 No. 3 July--September 2013, 59-62.
    • Farley, Rosemary.  Visualizing Linear Transformations Using the Condition Number of a Matrix.  Computers in Education Journal.  Vol. 1 No. 1 January-March 2010, 71-76.

     Selected Presentations:

    • Student Projects to Visualize Iteration Patterns of Matrices with Complex Eigenvalues was presented at the Joint Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, Baltimore, Maryland in January, 2014.
    • A Pilot Program Using an e-book and Online Homework in the Calculus Sequence (with Patrice Tiffany) was presented at the International Conference of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in April, 2013.
    • Using MyMathLab in Calculus (with Patrice Tiffany) was presented at a Pearson professional development opportunity event in April, 2013.
    • Creating Animations (with Patrice Tiffany) was presented at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in March, 2012.
    • A Capstone Course for Secondary Education Students was presented at the Joint Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, Boston, Massachusetts in January, 2012.
    • Linear Transformations and the Condition Number of Associated Matrices was presented at the Maple Conference Waterloo in July, 2006.