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Laura Shears

Bronze Level Contributor  MERLOT Author  Peer Reviewer
Adjunct Mathematics Faculty
Lansing Community College
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: May 05, 2007
Member Since: Mar 24, 2007



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Skills & Interests

  • Science and Technology/Computer Science (Intermediate)
    I am interested in making learning objects (small programs) for mathematics education and hope to some day have a job doing this or a combination of this and teaching or tutoring mathematics.

Education History

  • Master of Science in Mathematics (12/1994)
    Michigan State University


  • My Adult Child's Mom (12/1983 - Current) Home
  • My Kids' Mom (05/1997 - Current) Home
  • Adjunct Mathematics Faculty (08/1995 - Current) Lansing Community College

Teaching Experience

  • Math 121 (Fall 1995)
    Lansing Community College - College Algebra
    The first course in a two course precalculus sequence. I have taught this class both online and in the traditional face to face environment several times.
  • Math 122 (Spring 1996)
    Lansing Community College - College Algebra II and Trigonometry
    The second course in a two semester precalculus sequence. I have taught this course both face to face and in the online environment many times.
  • Math 151 (Spring 1998)
    Lansing Community College - Calculus I
    First semester of a 3 semester course in calculus for scientists and engineers.
  • Subbing (Fall 1995)
    Lansing Community College - Variety of Courses
    I have subbed for a variety of math courses over the years including: Business Math, Math for Artists, all semesters of the Calculus sequence, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. The variety helps me stay sharp in areas I don't teach regularly.
  • Math Help Desk (Fall 1996)
    Lansing Community College - variety
    I tutor a variety of math courses at the help desk from very basic algebra to Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra. Tutoring students at a variety of levels on a drop in basis is invigorating.
  • Math 141 (Summer 1996)
    Lansing Community College - Calculus with Applications
    Calculus class that focuses on business and health sciences applications.


  • The Mathematics Behind the Programs, 01/11/2007
    Talk with advanced high school math students about what mathematics I needed to know in order to make the graphics in some of my programs work correctly.
  • Presentation geared towards math instructors especially for online courses about making and finding things on the web to make their courses more interactive.