Dawn Leigh Anderson


Mathematics possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty
--a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture,
without appeal to any part of our weaker nature...
sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection
such as only the greatest art can show.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

If you would like to contact me, my E-Mail is dla3y@cms.mail.virginia.edu

My research interests include gender equity, mathematics education using feminist perspectives, ethnomathematics, and history of mathematics.

Last modified on June 23, 1999.

On a professional note...

Curriculum Vita

On a personal note...

Something about me.

Meet my partner.

My favorite sunset.

My favorite poem.

Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here.

-Inscription over the door of Plato's Academy

Foundations of Geometry I (Fall 98)

Foundations of Geometry II (Spring 99)

Using Projects in the Mathematics Classroom

to Enhance Instruction and Incorporate History of Mathematics

Paper Presented at the NCTM 77th Annual Meeting

San Francisco, California

April 22, 1999

Give me something to construct and I shall become God for the time being, pushing aside all obstacles, winning all the hard knowledge I need for the construction ... advancing Godlike to my goal!

J. L. Synge


The following write-ups represent mathematical activities and experiences that connect the use of important and innovative technology with the mathematics studied by students at the secondary level. Click on each to delve into a new mathematic topic that integrates technology to help convey the topic.

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Their interest will be stimulated if only we can eliminate the aversion toward mathematics that so many have acquired from childhood experiences.

Hans Rademacher (1892- ? )

It is my hope that these write-ups will help stimulate the interest of students plaqued with mathematics hang-ups and help them to understand that learning mathematics can be interesting, exciting, and useful.

Final Project

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