B.Sc., M.Sc.

Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604.986.1911 ext. 2441
Fir Building, room FR491
maanders@capilanou.ca

Education

M.Sc., Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, 1999.

B.Sc., Simon Fraser University, 1996.

Bio

Marsha Anderson (M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, 1999) completed a Master of Science in Mathematics from Simon Fraser University in 1999, specializing in graph theory. She has taught math at Capilano University since 1999.

I believe that mathematics is both powerful and beautiful, and I try to share my appreciation of math with my students. Mathematics can be challenging for students at all levels, but there is a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that comes when one solves a difficult problem or finally understands a concept with which one has struggled.

I endeavour to give clear, well-organized lectures that include opportunities for students to attempt using new concepts on their own or with other students. My goal is for students to understand mathematical concepts and to be able to apply them appropriately, not to merely memorize procedures. I also emphasize the importance of communicating mathematics clearly and correctly.