of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Office: Fretwell 345A
Office Hours for fall 2015:
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings,
9:30-11:00 and by appointment
Telephone: (704)-364-5699 home
FAX: (704) 687-6415
Electronic Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
to this web site:
- Math 1120, Business Calculus
In the fall of 2015 I am teaching sections 3 (at 11:00 MWF) and 5
(at 2:00 MWF),
both in Fretwell 128. Two other websites I recommend for students in
this course are listed below. In case you're having trouble,
example, with the Chain Rule or max-min problems, watch a video at Kahn Academy
at no cost. Also, try JMT's utube.
Furthermore, I recommend Education
Portal which has lots of videos. One
of the best online books is Herb Gross' Calculus
in Everyday Life. It is available at no cost.
- I am
thrilled to be invited to visit Sichuan University in Chengdu, Chine
from Oct. 8 until Oct 18. I will be working with high school and
undergraduate math students. I
was delighted to be invited to lecture
and talk with students and teachers in Bogor, Indonesia in April 2014.
For a list of topics I discussed, click here.
proud and excited to have worked during the summer of 2010 at the
Academy for Mathematics, Science, Arts and Technology, AMSAT,
in Bangalore, India and I hope to do it again. In
2014, I worked at MathWorks
essays) in June,
MathZoom in July
August. Here's a sample discussion on counting from the 2014
RL Moore Legacy conference in Denver, CO. entitled Teaching
PIE to Ten Year Olds. I also recommend MathPath,
and Awesome Math.
might be helpful to parents seeking more information. PROMYS for teachers
is another program I highly recommend. There is also a program for
budding computer scientists run by Wolfram. I do not know much about Mathematica Summer Camp,
but it looks interesting. Also, I'd like my readers to know about a new
venture called Proof
School in San Francisco.
In November 2014 I enjoyed spending a week on the Navajo Nation working
with Navajo children and teachers.
In September 2014 I was
given the opportunity to welcome the delegates to the CCSS Math Summit sponsored by NC Ready for Success.
My remarks are here.
the summer of 2015 I plan to work at Punahou
School in Honolulu from June 15 to July 17, and then at Epsilon Camp at
Washington University in St Louis from July 26 until August 9.
enjoyed conducting seminars for the Davidson Institute
occasions. Here's the link to the September 2011
seminar on KenKen. In April 2013 I conducted
Intermediate KenKen for DYS. I've posted the files we used in the same
place. I'm looking forward to hosting another seminar in Janaury, 2015
on KenKen and Modular Arithmetic.
September 2015 I will begin teaching a course called Topics
in Middle School Mathematics. I expect to have about a dozen
middle school math teachers and another dozen or so high flying middle
school students. If you're interested in this course, please get in
touch with me. I'm happy to report that I have just started in April
2015 to lead my second Charlotte Teacher Institute seminar in Fundamental
excited to report a new website for problems. Problem-Attic
has 80,000 questions for students in grades 3 through 12, many of
them closely tied to the Common Core State Standards.
the UNCC contest problems are included. And it is
free. Also, I wholeheartedly recommend the new AMC Advantage at Edfinity.com. Its
designed to help AMC 10 and 12 students diagnose their weaker areas and
provide exercises to overcome those weaknesses.
October 11, 2012 I was presented the North Carolina Board of Governors'
Award for Public Service at the Board of Governors' meeting in Chapel
Hill. My remarks can be found here.
The video tape Thomas Todd of UNC TV produced for the event is
. The university held a reception on January 16. Here
is a pointer to the website.
In February, 2013 I gave a talk at a meeting of Math Chairs in the
state of Georgia. Here's what I
Buy my book The
Contest Problem Book VII for in pdf form ( $49.95 at Amazon).
You can buy it from the MAA
or at The
Art of Problem Solving Website
Other Current Activities
- I founded and
currently volunteer at meetings of The
- I founded and
currently volunteer at meetings of The
Mecklenburg Math Club
- I'm excited to
organize the Julia Robinson Math
Festival Day on March 30, 2013 at UNC Charlotte. This great
day is designed just for middle school girls. In 2015 the date is set
for March 7.
- My daughter Ashley
Ahlin and I have agreed to co-edit the problems section of The Pi Mu Epsilon journal. In
November 2012, I had the great pleasure of learning about three of my
problem editor-predecessors, Murray
Klamkin, Leon Bankoff,
Dodge. All three are legends in the history of
mathematical problem solving. Here is an article
written by Leon Bankoff about editing problems, teaching ,
and learning mathematics. Your
undergraduate level problems are hereby solicited.
- The North
Carolina AMC homepage
- The UNCC Math Contest.
- In October 2009, I
was awarded the W. W. Rankin Award for excellence in math education at
the annual meeting of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. I'm very grateful for this award. The citation is here.
paper by Dan Kennedy that pretty well sums up the way I feel about
teaching and testing. It appeared recently in Mathematics Teacher
I wrote from August 2000 to August 2001 about teaching and learning.
Its mainly intended for Math 1100 students, but also applies to other
classes My philosophy of teaching, part 1
My philosophy of teaching, part 2
- Here is an essay
by William Thurston, famous mathematician, which has influenced my
thinking about mathematical
have recently taught the following courses:
- Math 1100, College Algebra (Fall
1999; Spring 2000; Fall 2000; Fall 2001; Fall 2002; Fall 2007 online
- Math 1102, Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, (Spring
2002; Fall 2006)
- Math 1120, Business Calculus
(Spring 2002; Spring 2003; Summer 2003; Spring 2004; Summer 2005;
Spring 2006; Fall 2006; Spring 2007; Fall 2007; Spring 2008; Fall 2008,
Spring 2009, Fall 2009, sections 8 and 10; Spring 2010, sections 1 and
2; Fall, 2010, sections 6 and 9; Spring 2011, sections 1 and 2;
sections 6 and 9, Fall 2011and Fall 2012, sections 1 and 2;
sections 6 and 9, Spring 2013 and Fall 2013; sections 1 and 2, Spring,
- Math 1165, Discrete Math
(Fall 2002; Spring 2003, Fall 2005; Spring 2007)
course Introduction to Number Concepts is an online Blackboard-Vista
course. Students can access the content material at Number Concepts
- Math 1241, Calculus 1 (Spring 2004)
1242, Calculus 2 (Fall
2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006)
- Math 3166, Combinatorics (Spring
- Math 6105, Problem Solving in Discrete Mathematics Summer
Workshop in Discrete Math for CMS Teachers, summers, 2001-2006.
- Combinatorial Games, (Summers, 1992, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99) Summer
Ventures in Science and Math
enjoyed leading a seminar for the Charlotte Teachers
Institute entitled Understanding
Fundamental Ideas in Mathematics at a Deep Level. during the
fall of 2009.
American Mathematics Competitions
Mathematical Things to do
of Mathematical Organizations
of Mathematical Interest to Students and
with Mathematical Problems
with Mathematical Problems for younger problem solvers
Websites of Recommended Periodicals
for High School
and College Students
Science Competitions for high school and pre-high school students.
Math and Science Competitions
Scholarship Opportunities for High School
for College Students
I'm married to a wonderful woman Betty Baker Reiter. I'm
proud that at the age of 56 she was awarded a PhD from the University
of South Carolina. She is retired now after a successful career
teaching mathematics and computer science at UNC Charlotte, Winthrop
University, University of Hawaii, Davidson College and Central Piedmont
Community College. Betty also taught at Clemson University and Richmond
College (London) during the years we spent in those places.
also proud of Betty's and my daughter Ashley Reiter
Ahlin who received her PhD. at University of Chicago in
working in the area of Geometric Algebra. She lives in East Lansing,
Michigan where her husband Chris
is a professor of Economics at Michigan State University. I
maintain a list of articles by and about
Ashley at http://www.math.uncc.edu/~hbreiter/ashley.htm .
An interview of Ashley for
took place in 2010.
Check out my grandsons,
Ahlin, born June 24, 2006 and John
Ahlin. Here are others taken in March 2009: Peter, John,
John and Peter. Our
youngest grandchild is Elizabeth
Joy Ahlin, born July 5, 2009, and in March 2010, in Orlando
here she is. Finally,
here's the whole family
To see an
extensive vita, click
Lafayette High until the 12th grade.
Byrd High, Shreveport, LA, 1960;
State University, BS.,
University, MS., Mathematics,
of North Carolina at Chapel
University, Ph.D., Mathematics,
Erdos number is 3: Erdos,
Istvan Vincze, George Csordas, me.
Julia Robinson Math Festival
Taught at UNC Charlotte:
Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Discrete
taught courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Calculus, College Algebra;
Ventures in Science and Math: Combinatorial Games;
Workshop in Discrete
Math for Teachers
Some Charlotte Observer articles by and about me
use of problems and challenges to stimulate
get in touch with me. ..
Harold B. Reiter
Department of Mathematics
Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-4561, home: 704-364-5699
Email from a distance
Charlotte Math Department Home Page
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updated May, 2013 by Harold