# Dr. Carmen M. Latterell

Professor of Mathematics

Distinguished University Teaching Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Minnesota Duluth

Contact Information

### Office Hours: 10:00--11:00 MTWF

(Fall, 2014) Math 1140 Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors I

(Fall, 2014) Math 4370: Introduction to Abstract Algebra for Teaching Major

(Spring, 2015) Math 1142: Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors II

(Spring, 2015) Math 3110: Foundations in Mathematics and Geometry*

(Special Summer Session I, May 18-July 2) Math 1160: Finite Mathematics and Introduction to Calculus*

*I'm working on making these sites active.

Currently my research is taking a philosophical bend in trying to delineate how various groups of people view mathematics. A sampling of articles connected to this interest follow.

- Wilson, J. L., & Latterell, C. M. (2014). What does the non-mathematics intensive major think mathematics is? MountainRise, 8(2). Available online http://mountainrise.wcu.edu/index.php/MtnRise/index
- Latterell, C. M., & Wilson, J. L. (2013). What do people think mathematics is and why does it matter? ETC: A Review of General Semantics, 70(4), 387-394.
- Latterell, C. M., & Wilson, J. L. (2012). Students’ perceptions of what mathematicians do. The Mathematics Educator, 13(2), 73-84.
- Latterell, C. M. (2012). What is mathematics? Mathematics in School, 41(2), 34-35.
- Latterell, C. M. (2005). Social stigma and mathematical ignorance. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 9(3), 167-171.
- Latterell, C. M., & Wilson, J. L. (2004). Popular cultural portrayals of those who do mathematics. Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal, 27. Available online http://www2.hmc.edu/www_common/hmnj/.
- Latterell, C. M., & Wilson, J. L. (2002, Fall). What is mathematics? American Association of Behavioral Sciences Journal, 54-61.
- Wilson, J. L., & Latterell, C. M. (2001). Nerds? Or nuts? Pop culture portrayals of mathematicians. et cetera, 58, 172-178.

Last updated: 10/22/14