Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Senior Instructor
Institution: 
Oregon State University
College: 
College of Science
Department: 
Mathematics

Scott L. Peterson is a Senior Instructor in the Mathematics Department at Oregon State University.  His primary teaching responsibilities during his 15 years at Oregon State University have been in the areas of Teacher Education, Calculus, and College Algebra.  His educational interests lie in using visualization and multiple representations to promote students’ conceptual understanding.  Scott is also interested in understanding the lack of transfer of mathematical knowledge to other scientific fields that students often display.  ESTEME @ OSU will give Scott an opportunity to learn more about this lack of transferability by collaborate with and learn from others in the Sciences and Engineering fields.  Ultimately, being a part of ESTEME @ OSU will enable me to better prepare students for careers in the sciences and engineering.

Research

Research Description: 
Action Research Fellow