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Margaret Byrns

Instructor

Department

Research, Professional and Creative Activity

Publications and Presentations:

“The Effect of Videos and In-Class Problem-Solving on
Calculus Students’ Exposure to Volumes of Revolution
Using the Shell Method”
Thesis research, Jacksonville University (April 2015)

“Elliptic Curves”
Diophantine Equations that are known as Elliptic Curves.
Number Theory course (MATH-507), Jacksonville University (June 2014)

“Tropical Geometry”
Operations in Tropical Geometry.
Geometry course (MATH-502), Jacksonville University (March 2014)

“Cardano and the Solution of the Cubic Equation”
Historical presentation given on Cardano’s contributions to algebra.
History of Math course (MATH-510), Jacksonville University (June 2013)

Byrns, M., & Boldan, C. (2013). The Florida Value-Added Model
Unpublished manuscript example of modeling using statistics. (April 2013)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Profile

Ms. Byrns has been at Flagler since Fall 2015. Prior to that, she taught high school mathematics for twelve years in Duval and St. Johns counties. 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Florida
  • Master of Education in Mathematics Education from University of Florida
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics from Jacksonville University 

Area of Research:

  1. The effectiveness of flipped classrooms in mathematics courses- Master's thesis title "The Effect of Videos and In-Class Problem-Solving on Calculus Students’ Exposure to Volumes of Revolution Using the Shell Method"
  2. Best practices for instructional design and creating effective online mathematics education. 

Teaching and Related Service

Classes Taught:

  • MAT135 College Algebra
  • MAT161 Pre-Calculus
  • MAT138 Essentials of Mathematics
  • MAT201 Calculus 1
  • MAT223 Statistics 

More Information

Member of American Mathematical Society Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society 

Awards:

  • Nease High School Teacher of the Year Nominee 2014
  • Star Award recipient for excellence in teaching 2012
  • Nease High School Teacher of the Year Nominee 2010