David Wiggins
2497 Brenner Street
Roseville, MN 55113
Objective
To bring my enthusiasm and interactive teaching style to the math classroom. I am seeking a fulltime teaching position focused on making mathematics understandable, applicable, and enjoyable to high school students.
Education
1987  M.A. Mathematics  University of Minnesota  Minneapolis, MN
1984  B.A. Mathematics  Gustavus Adolphus College  St. Peter MN
Credentials
Expected August 1996  Minnesota Secondary Teaching  Mathematics
Professional Experience
19951996  Roosevelt High School  Minneapolis, MN
19841996  Department of Mathematics  University of Minnesota
19921995  Inver Hills Community College  Inver Grove Heights, MN
19921993  General College  University of Minnesota
1992  College of Liberal Arts Premajor Advising  University of Minnesota

Student Teacher  Roosevelt High School  Minneapolis, MN (19951996)
Developed lessons, activities, and assessments for MathTech, PreAlgebra, Geometry courses. Provided timely feedback on student progress. Worked with students outside of class hours. Developed and maintained a workable classroom management plan. Worked to increase parental involvement through regular communication and monthly news letters. Cocreated a display of geometry student computer investigations on the internet.
 Math Instructor  Inver Hills Community College and General College (19921995)
Taught both developmental and undergraduate math courses; integrated technology into the classroom with the appropriate use of computer labs and group discovery projects; advised Inver Hills' Math League team; attended professional conferences and workshops; worked individually with students of widely varying abilities in "learning lab" settings.

Talented Youth Instructor  Special Projects, Math Department, University of Minnesota (19911994)
Coinstructed the calculus component of University of Minnesota Talented Youth Project (UMTYMP), a program providing a challenging math education to gifted secondary students. Led weekly mastery problem workshops. Provided support and detailed feedback to students and parents. Implemented calculus reform initiatives in the classroom.
 Math Advising Specialist  College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (1992)
Interviewed and placed nearly 350 College of Liberal Arts freshmen into appropriate math courses. Resources included transcripts, ACT scores, and math placement test results.

Teaching Assistant Orientation Leader  Math Department, University of Minnesota (19871991)
Coled the math department's orientation program for new graduate students. Activities included introduction to teaching methods and strategies, overseeing and critiquing practice teaching sessions, and general orientation to graduate school.

Lecturer/Recitation Instructor  Department of Math, University of Minnesota (19841991, 19951996)
Conducted both large and small group math classes; supervised and coordinated recitation instructors; prepared and quizzes and exams; made final course grade line determinations.
Honors
 Magna Cum Laude  Gustavus Adolphus College  May 1984
 Excellence in Teaching Citation  (University of Minnesota 1988) Departmental award for continued excellence in teaching, based on faculty and student evaluations.
Courses Taught
 Decimals/Percents
 Geometry
 PreAlgebra
 Math Tech
 Statistics
 Basic Algebra
 Intermediate Algebra
 College Algebra
 Trigonometry
 PreCalculus
 Business Calculus
 Calculus
 Honors Calculus
 Multivariable Calculus
 Vector Calculus
For more detailed information, you may link to Courses Taught . This give a quarterbyquarter listing of the courses I have taught at the University of Minnesota, Inver Hills Community College, and Roosevelt High School.
Classroom Technology
 Graphing Calculators: I have used TI's in the following courses:
 Converge
 Derive
 GyroGraphics
 MINITAB
 Macintosh software I make use of the following Macintosh software
 Geometer's Sketch Pad
 Kaleidotile
 Kali
 Math Analyzer
 World Wide Web Cite: http://www.geom.umn.edu/~dwiggins
Memberships
 NCTM  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
 MAA  Mathematical Association of America
 MNADE  Minnesota Association for Developmental Education
 MnMATYC  Minnesota Mathematical Association for TwoYear Colleges
References and Credential File
Send inquiries to:
Student and Professional Services
110 Wulling Hall 86 Pleasant Street S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 6259884
Further Links
 My Home Page: My Hompage includes more background information as well as links to other items of interest. Some of these are listed below.
 My Teaching Philosophy: This site describes my views on the role of education in today's society, how I believe kids best learn, and how I believe teachers should ideally teach.
 My Views on Classroom Management: Although somewhat idealistic, this site outlines my thoughts on proper classroom management plan.
 Sample Lesson: This sites leads you to my favorite "rainy day lesson" which I can use for varying levels of students.
 Educational Web Site: This site leads you to an exciting interactive geometry project which I have coauthored with fellow math education students Jodi Crane and Linda Stevens.
 Sample Syllabus: This is a sample syllabus created for my geometry students at Roosevelt High School.
Your comments are welcome, as are any job offers!
Please feel free to send your comments by email to dwiggins@math.umn.edu or in writing to the following address:
Postal Address:
2497 Brenner Street
Roseville, MN 55113
email: dwiggins@math.umn.edu
WWW homepage: http://www.geom.umn.edu/~dwiggins