Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Maine Orono, Maine 04469-5752
Telephone: (207) 581-3928 (o) / (207) 866-3871 (h)
E-mail:
atzema@math.umaine.edu

Classes:

My regular teaching load is 11 to 12 hours per semester, which means that pretty much every semester I teach three courses. I usually teach two sections of a lower division course (Precalculus,
Calculus I-III) and one higher-level course. For the last five years the latter
has either been the History of Mathematics course (in the Spring; recent syllabus here) or the
Higher Geometry Course (in the Fall; recent syllabus here). I have also taught Differential Geometry
and Linear Algebra, as well as a short Summer course on Euclid's Elements.

Office Hours:

My office hours vary from semester to semester. Please see the syllabus for your course. Generally, I am available for help whenever I am in my office. If you want to make sure that I have time for you, please e-mail or call me to set up an appointment.

Some Professional Interests:

History of Mathematics (my main area of research)

Classical Geometry (particularly plane elementary geometry and
projective geometry)

Technology in the Classroom (here is a theme that I actually have
very mixed feelings about)

Collegiate Teaching (mostly on what makes it work and why it is
different from, say, high school teaching)