Nancy Shell has been teaching at Furman since the fall of 1982, where she is currently a Professor of Mathematics. Before joining Furman's Mathmatics Department, she taught at the College of Charleston in 1981-1982.

Name Title Description

MTH-110

Finite Mathematics

Topics include: set theory, combinatorics, probability, statistics, matrix algebra, linear programming, Markov chains, graph theory, and mathematics of finance. A student cannot receive credit for this course after credit has been received for MTH-260 or any mathematics course numbered greater than MTH-302.

MTH-120

Introduction to Statistics

Non-calculus based course in elementary probability and statistics. Counting problems, probability, various distributions, random variables, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance, and nonparametric methods. A student cannot receive credit for this course and ECN-225 or MTH-341.

MTH-141

Integrated Precalc/Calc II

Introduction to applications of the derivative and the theory and applications of the definite integral. Topics include: trigonometric functions and their derivatives, applications of derivatives, antiderivatives, the definite integral and applications of the integral.

MTH-145

Calc for Life & Social Science

Introduction to the methods of differential and integral calculus with an emphasis on applications in the management, life, and social sciences. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications.

MTH-150

Analytic Geometry/Calculus I

First course in the standard calculus sequence. Introduction to the theory, methods, and applications of differential calculus and an introduction to the definite integral. Topics include: algebraic and trigonometric functions, limits and continuity, rules for differentiation, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, and the definition and basic properties of the definite integral.

MTH-241

Introduction to Statistics

Non-calculus based course in elementary probability and statistics. Counting problems, probability, various distributions, random variables, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance, and nonparametric methods. A student cannot receive credit for this course and ECN-225 (25) or MTH-341 (47).

MTH-301

Math for Elem School Tchrs I

Problem solving and mathematical reasoning; sets and set operations; functions; numeration systems; the systems of whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers; algorithms; mental computation; elementary number theory; teaching strategies, materials, and technologies for these topics in grades pre K-6.

MTH-302

Math for Elem School Tchrs II

Decimals and percents; elementary probability; descriptive statistics; geometry of shapes in two and three dimensions; congruence and similarity; measurement; geometric transformations; teaching strategies, materials, and technologies for these topics in grades pre K-6 and field-based experiences in area schools.

Nancy Shell's work focuses on mathematics education.

Education
Ph.D.
University of Virginia
M.S.
University of Virginia
B.S.
Furman University

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