Phyllis Zweig Chinn is Professor of Mathematics at
Humboldt State University and Co-Director with Dale Oliver of
RAMP (Redwood Area Mathematics Project) an in-service project for K-12 teachers, and Project PROMPT (Professors Rethinking Options in Mathematics for Prospective Teachers) an NSF-funded project for coll
ege and university faculty members who teach math content courses to preservice K-8 teachers. Her research interests include graph theory, improving mathematics teaching at all levels especially for prospective teachers, combinato
rics, and women in mathematics and science. She is particularly interested in using manipulatives to motivate mathematical explorations. She was selected as Outstanding Professor at Humboldt State University for 1989-90. She is a
lso an avid
juggler and is faculty adviser to the Humboldt State University
Courses she teaches include mathematics content courses for preservice teachers,
geometry, discrete math, and graph theory. The graph theory class is taught using
a discovery approach to teaching. The remaining classes all include some use of small groups and mathematical manipulatives.
A vita for Dr. Chinn.
Paper on tiling with white and green c-rods paper.
New- A Mathematical Moment in Music
Possible Places of Interest
Last modified: 19th of June, 1995
Phyllis Chinn, chinnp@axe.humboldt.edu