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Christian Ballam, M.S.

Senior Teaching Specialist, CLI
Speciality: 
Mathematics
Phone: 
+1 507 258 8238
Fax: 
(507) 258-8066
Office: 
Paine
Email: 

Education

M.S., Mathematics, South Dakota State University, 2011
B.S., Mathematics, Utah State University, 2006

 
One of the best ways to learn a concept, is being able to explain it to
someone else.
 

Background

I received my Masters in Mathematics from South Dakota State University. My Bachelors, also in Mathematics, was received from Utah State University.

Teaching

My goal as an educator is for the individual success of each and every student. A common misconception in math is that the answer is the ultimate goal. I believe this to be false. How we get to the answer is far more important than the actual answer. I strive to teach students how to ask questions of themselves in order to resolve scenarios in the mathematical world. With these ends I hope for the student to be independently successful in fields outside of math where similar techniques can be utilized.