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GLENHILL FARMHOUSE

ERIE PA 16563

## Biography

## Honors and Awards

Recipient of The Guy W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Advising in 1994

Recipient of the MAA Allegheny Mountain Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching in 2008

## Funded Projects and Grants

Cupillari, A. What’s in a Sign? Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2001 Yearbook: The Role of Representation in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. Edited by Drs. M.S. Smith, G.W. Blume, and M. K. Heid. pp. 59-62. Penn State University Press. April 2003.

Cupillari, A. A Parable on Conics. Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics 1995 Yearbook: Teaching Mathematics with a Focus on Learning, pp. 14-18. Edited by Drs. M.K. Heid and G.W. Blume, Penn State University Press (1996).

## Research Interests

History of mathematics and its use in math education

## Publications

Math in a Can, Mathematics Teacher (NCTM) - February, 2015

Maria Gaetana Agnesi’s Other Curves (more than just the Witch), Mathematics Magazine/MAA - February, 2014

The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs - 2012

The First 486 Decimal Digits of Square Roor of 2, Proceeding of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics - 2012

Collaborator: Patricia Allaire, Co-Author

Sophie's Diary by Dora Musielak, Bulletin of the Candian Society of the History and philosophy of mathematics - November, 2012

A Biography of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, An Eighteenth-Century Woman Mathematician with Translations of Some of Her Work From Italian into English - 2007

The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs - 2007

Unmasking the Witchy Behavior of the Runge Function, Mathematics and Computer Education - 2007

Collaborator: E. DeThomas

Probability Problems in Two 19th Century Periodicals, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics - 2004

Collaborator: P. Allaire

Probability Problems in Two Early American Mathematical Journals, Proceedings of the IX Midwest History of Mathematics Conference - 2004

Collaborator: P. Allaire

Temperance Arithmetic, Proceedings of the IX Midwest History of Mathematics Conference - 2004

Collaborator: J. Pflueger

Another Look at the Rules of Differentiation, Problems Resources and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies - 2004

Rules of Differentiation: Learning from Leibniz and Agnesi, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics - 2003

What’s in a Sign? - April, 2003

The Wittenberger Articles: Artemas Martin on Averages, Proceedings of the Conference on the History of Undergraduate Mathematics in America - 2002

Collaborator: P. Allaire

The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs - 2001

Mathematical Puzzle Tales by M. Gardner, Mathematical Association of America - 2001

Misteaks...and How to Find Them Before the Teacher Does by B. Cipra, Mathematical Association of America - 2001

Conjecture & Proof by D.D. Schwartz - 2000

Artemas Martin: An Amateur Mathematician of the Nineteenth Century and His Contribution to Mathematics, The College Mathematics Journal - 2000

Collaborator: P. Allaire, Co-Author

Artemas Martin: An Amateur Mathematician of the Nineteenth Century, Combined Proceedings of Sixth and Seventh Midwest History of Mathematics Conferences - 1999

Collaborator: P. Allaire

An Application of Fluid Dynamics in the Calculus Classroom, Proceedings of the North Central Section Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education - 1999

Collaborator: A. Khalilollahi

Rolle's Theorem in a Can, New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal - 1999

Collaborator: Array Array, Co-Author

Interaction of Fluids and Mathematics: A Classroom Study, Problems Resources and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies - 1998

Collaborator: A. Khalilollahi

A Parable on Conics, Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics 1995 Yearbook: Teaching Mathematics with a Focus on Learning - 1996

Calculation of Averages in the Work of Artemas Martin, Electronic Proceedings of the Annual Spring Meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the Mathematics Association of America - 1996

Linear Approximations and the Line of 'Best' Fit, New York State Mathematics Teacher's Journal - 1995

Collaborator: H. Knapp

n! Roots Limits and Products, Problems Resources and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies - 1993

Attitudes Toward Mathematics: Male/Female Differences in Three Grade Levels, New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal - 1992

Collaborators: R. Hostetler; R. Tauber

Review of 'Math! A Four Letter Word', Women and Math Editors Newsletter - 1991

The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs - 1989

Proof Without Words (sum of the cubes), Mathematics Magazine - 1989

Collaborators: R. Hostetler; R. Tauber

Realistic Word Problems and the College Remedial Student, New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal - 1989

Some Ideas for Teaching the Concept of Function to College Students in an Elementary Algebra or Finite Mathematics Course, New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal - 1988

A Small Boundary for H∞ on a Strictly Pseudoconvex Domain, Proceedings of the American Mathematics Society - 1985

A Small Boundary for H∞ on a Strictly Pseudoconvex Domain, L'Aquila, Japadre Editore - 1983

A Construction of Inner Functions on Strictly Pseudoconvex Domains in Cp, PISA, E.T.S - 1982

## Education

Ph D, Mathematics, State University of New York at Albany

MA, Mathematics, State University of New York at Albany

Laurea, Mathematics, University of L'Aquila