Mathematics & Computer Science
We offer courses in computer science, mathematics, and mathematics education. Our students major in mathematics or computer science, and our mathematics education program is nationally recognized by NCATE.
Our faculty scholars are engaged in excellent teaching, mentoring, and advising within a student-oriented department.
Department faculty member receives grant, researches SOL scores
Dr. Virginia Lewis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, recently received notification that she has been awarded a state MSP grant entitled PREP: Proportional Reasoning Enrichment Project. During the summer of 2014, teachers will participate in two weeks of professional development workshops focused on developing their own understanding of rational number concepts and proportional reasoning. For one day in fall 2014, teachers will focus on using a wide variety of formative mathematics assessments. In spring 2015, teachers will participate in two full-day sessions focused on analyzing student work collected when using formative assessments. Teachers will share tasks, identify student misconceptions, and design and/or select additional formative assessment tasks that can be used to revisit concepts and processes.
Dr. Lewis was also featured for her research into helping teachers understand SOL Math scores. More detail is available in an official press release.
Alumna highlighted by ACAC
Department faculty present at Longwood Assessment Conference
Dr. Leigh Lunsford, Professor of Mathematics, and Dr. Phillip Poplin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, presented their work "Assessment with a Purpose: Improving Introductory Statistics at Longwood University" as part of the 2014 Longwood University Assessment Conference.
Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Award winner
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Timmerman, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, who will be awarded the 2014 VCTM William C. Lowry Outstanding Mathematics Educator of the Year Award for the University Level. Dr. Timmerman was recognized as being a highly qualified educator and for her outstanding work in the field of mathematics education. Read more here.
All colloquia are from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Ruffner 356. Be sure to join us for a social before the colloquium starting at 3:30 in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department lounge (Ruffner 300A).
18 March: Machine Learning in Sports
Dr. John David
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Virginia Military Institute
Colloquium February 27, 2014
Dr. J. Todd Lee of Elon University discussed Forever Fractions and Forty-Eight at the department colloquium on Thursday, February 27.
Colloquium January 30, 2014
Dr. Rebecca Jayne of Hampden-Sydney College discussed Partitions and Young Diagrams at the department colloquium on Thursday, January 30.
Fractal Art Display
The department is displaying several pieces of artwork by Longwood alumna Judith Moffitt (1977). These digital pigment prints are part of the Virginia Artists Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and were a gift of the artist in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot. The photos on this site are by Taylor Dabney.