# Mathematics

**Chris Eagle (2011 - present)**

My research involves using tools from mathematical logic to study the geometry of infinite-dimensional linear spaces.

I'm currently teaching a second-year linear algebra course, which for many students is the first course that emphasizes the role of ideas over computations in mathematics. I'm interested in the interaction between how students come to understand abstract mathematical concepts and how they learn to express those ideas in written form.

In the role of LWTA, I helped develop a writing assignment in the first year calculus course for math specialists. This assignment asks students to read about a topic that goes beyond the material they have encountered in class, then present an explanation of that material at a level accessible to their classmates.

This year we are also developing writing samples to help students in the second-year linear algebra see the importance of showing their reasoning in addition to their final answers.