I firmly believe that mathematics is not just for ”math people”. Mathematical models and concepts exist in every content, thus should be mastered to some degree by every professional. My goal when teaching is to provide a comfortable environment for collaborative learning while main- taining high mathematical standards.

University of Connecticut Fall 2013 - present

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of the Louis DeLuc Award for outstanding Teaching Assistants Spring 2017
Nominated for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Spring 2017
Nominated for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award Spring 2016

Courses taught as primary lecturer:

M1060Q - Precalculus Fall 2017
M1060Q - Precalculus Summer 2017
M2210Q - Applied Linear Algebra Spring 2017
M1071Q - Calculus for Business and Economics Fall 2016
M1060Q - Precalculus Summer 2016
M2410Q - Elementary Differential Equations Spring 2016
M1152Q - Honors Calculus II Fall 2015
M1060Q - Precalculus Summer 2015
M1071Q - Calculus for Business and Economics Spring 2015
M1060Q - Precalculus Summer 2014

Courses taught as discussion instructor:

M1132Q - Calculus II Spring 2014
M1131Q - Calculus I Spring 2013
M1131Q - Calculus I Fall 2013



Rhode Island College Spring 2010 - Spring 2013

Courses taught as adjunct faculty:

M143 - Math for Elementary Education Fall 2012, Spring 2013

Courses taught as primary instructor:

M010 - Mathematics Competency Spring 2010 - Spring 2012


Lightboard Videos

I have experience using Lightboard technology to create educational videos for my classes. I have used these videos to "flip" my classroom. This means the students get their traditional lecture outside of class by watching videos, so that class time is more efficiently used for problem solving, group work, projects, etc. Viewable below is a sample video where I work through an exercise from Differential Equations.

Research

I am a fifth-year graduate student currently working with my advisor Ralf Schiffler . My research focuses on Algebra and Combinatorics specifically related to cluster algebras and Markov numbers. Currently my research employs continued fractions as a tool to understanding Markov numbers. This research contributes to the study of cluster algebras and relates to areas of combinatorics and number theory.

Publications:

2016 (preprint) M. Rabideau: F-polynomial formula from continued fractions, 8 pages; arXiv:1612.06845

Presentations:

2017 Markov Number Ordering Conjectures - XIXth Meeting on Representation Theory of Algebras - Sherbrooke, Canada
2017 Markov Number Ordering Conjectures - Algebra Seminar, UConn
2017 Continued Fractions and the Fibonacci Numbers - Sigma Seminar, UConn
2017 Active learning in the classroom: Flipped classrooms - Teaching Seminar, UConn
2017 F-Polynomial formula from continued fractions (invited) - AMS Spring Sectional Meeting
2017 F-Polynomial formula from continued fractions - Maurice Auslander International Conference
2016 Continued fractions and Christoffel word factorizations - Cluster Algebra Seminar, UConn
2016 Exact sequences in Auslander-Reiten quivers of type An - UConn

Conferences attended:

2017 XIXth Meeting on Representation Theory of Algebras - Sherbrooke, Canada
2017 CIRM; Advances in Representation Theory of Algebras: Geometry and Homology - Luminy, France
2017 UConn Cluster Algebra Spring School - Storrs, CT, USA
2017 AMS Sectional Meeting Special Session; Cluster Algebras in Representation Theory and Combinatorics - New York, NY, USA
2017 Maurice Auslander Distinguished Lectures and International Conference - Falmouth,MA, USA
2016 XVIIIth Meeting on Representation Theory of Algebras - Sherbrooke, Canada
2016 CIMPA School: Homological Methods, Representation Theory and Cluster Algebras -Mar Del Plata, Argentina
2015 Representation Theory and Related Topics - Storrs, CT

Contact Me

Office Hours:

My office hours for the Fall 2017 semester are Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am - 12:30pm or by appointment in Mont 120.

Email:

michelle.rabideau@uconn.edu

Giving a seminar talk