Jered Bright, M.S.
Senior Teaching Specialist, CLI
B.S. Mathematics with Education Emphasis, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2010
M.S., Mathematics with Education Emphasis, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2012
M.Ed. Mathematics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2018
Teaching at UMR
All of my teaching centers around two fundamental principles: having strong relationships with students and recognizing (and using) the creativity within mathematics. I find that both the students in my courses and I experience success when we are able to share how we are experiencing the learning process. For this to happen, a strong relationship is essential. Equally as valuable is to recognize mathematics is often creative (aka messy); there may be more than one correct solution method.
While my role at UMR does not include research, I do frequently partner with faculty and students to explore various topics together. These topics include: investigating mental illness through patient voice using quantitative and qualitative approaches, artificial neural networks & artificial intelligence, cryptology and number theory, non-Euclidean geometry.