Rezac, Lisa
Dr. Rezac does research in Feynman Integration, using Analysis and specific kinds of Measure Theory. She is also interested in Math Education and advises all Math Majors in the Math Education Track. Dr. Rezac is director of the University of St. Thomas SMEE program(Science and Mathematics in Elementary Education). Dr. Rezac is active in the MAA: Mathematical Association of America, and the MCTM: Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Education:
2000 University of Nebraska, Ph.D., Mathematics
Advisor: Gerald W. Johnson
Dissertation: The Effect of Time Changes on Feynman’s Operational Calculus as Made Rigorous by Wiener and Feynman Integrals
1994 University of Nebraska, MS Mathematics
1992 Concordia College, Moorhead MN, BA Mathematics and Economics
Research Interests: Analysis, Measure Theory, Feynman Integration, Math Education
Fall 2018 Courses
Course  Section  Title  

MATH 108  06  Calculus with Review I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:40839 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac The first course of a twocourse sequence designed to integrate introductory calculus material with the algebraic and trigonometric topics necessary to support that study. Review topics include: number systems, basic algebra, functions, the Cartesian coordinate system and graphing. Calculus topics include limits, continuity, derivatives for algebraic functions, applications of derivatives and more graphing. This course is intended only for students planning to take MATH 109 and does not satisfy the mathematics requirement in the core curriculum. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. Prerequisite: Placement at MATH 108 or above, or successful completion of MATH 006. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 108 may not receive credit for MATH 105, 111, or 113. Schedule Details


MATH 121  01  Structures of Elem Math I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:40233 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac An examination of the mathematical underpinnings of the K8 school curriculum with an emphasis on the conceptual understanding of mathematics. Topics include foundations of integer and rational arithmetic, notions of placevalue and base, number sense and estimation, ratio and proportion, and mathematical problemsolving. This course is recommended as the first course in a threecourse sequence in mathematics for prospective elementary teachers, and fulfills the core area requirement in mathematics in Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning in the core curriculum. Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisites: MATH placement at or above 100 or a C‐ or above in MATH 005, and concurrent registration in any EDUC course (Click here for MaRC Placement Exam Information) Schedule Details


MATH 450  01  Adv Math:Explor & Exposition  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:42516 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac A capstone mathematics course for students seeking to teach secondary mathematics. Students make substantial oral and written presentations. Topics are included from discrete and continuous mathematics. Students use publications, e.g. The American Mathematical Monthly, Mathematics Magazine, Mathematical intelligencer and Scientific American, as well as standard texts, as sources for their work. Offered in Fall of evennumbered years. Prerequisite: one of MATH 301 or 317 (a C‐ or above in the completed course) with concurrent registration in the other; or permission of instructor. Schedule Details


MATH 550  01  Adv Math: Explore & Exposition  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:43358 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:3 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac Please see attached syllabus for longer description. This course will be crosslisted with the undergraduate course MATH 450. A capstone mathematics course for students seeking to teach secondary mathematics. Students make substantial oral and written presentations. Topics are included from discrete and continuous mathematics. Students use publications, e.g. The American Mathematical Monthly, Mathematics Magazine, Mathematical intelligencer and Scientific American, as well as standard texts, as sources for their work. Offered in Fall of evennumbered years. This is a graduate version of MATH 450 with an emphasis on connections between advanced mathematics and 512 mathematics. Undergraduates should enroll in MATH 450. Prerequisites: (1) MATH 301 or MATH 317 or equivalent with concurrent registration in the other or permission of instructor and (2) Admitted to MA program in Educational Studies and advisor approval OR admitted to the MA Teacher Education licensure program for 512 mathematics/ Schedule Details


STEM 181  01  Noncredit Science Seminar  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:41594 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:0 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac The seminar consists of five onehour meetings per semester and is offered for STEM for Elementary Education students enrolled in the laboratory science courses. Two semesters of the seminar are required. Schedule Details


STEM 182  01  Noncredit Science Seminar  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:41595 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:0 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac Same as STEM 181. This number is used for the second semester of the seminar. Schedule Details

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Spring 2019 Courses
Course  Section  Title  

MATH 122  01  Structures of Elem. Math II  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:21145 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac An examination of the mathematical underpinnings of the K8 school curriculum with an emphasis on the conceptual understanding of mathematics. Concepts of shape and space will be covered, which will include geometry, measurement, area, volume, surface area, symmetry, the geometry of motion and change, and problem solving. This course is recommended as the second in a threecourse sequence in mathematics for prospective elementary teachers. This course fulfills the third course requirement in the Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning in the core curriculum. Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: A C‐ or above in MATH 121 or permission of instructor Schedule Details


MATH 223  01  Structures of Elem. Math III  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:21222 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac, Rebecca E. Glover An advanced examination of the mathematical underpinnings of the K8 school curriculum with an emphasis on the conceptual understanding of mathematics. Topics include counting, graph theory and other discrete topics, number theory, recursion, algebra and functions, probability and statistics. As the third course in a threecourse sequence in mathematics for prospective elementary teachers, this course integrates uses of technology and problem solving in STEM applications appropriate for the K8 classroom. Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisites: A C‐ or above in MATH 121 and a C‐ or above in MATH 122 Schedule Details


STEM 181  01  Noncredit Science Seminar  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:21368 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:0 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac The seminar consists of five onehour meetings per semester and is offered for STEM for Elementary Education students enrolled in the laboratory science courses. Two semesters of the seminar are required. Schedule Details


STEM 182  01  Noncredit Science Seminar  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:21369 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:0 Credit Hours Instructor:Lisa M. Rezac Same as STEM 181. This number is used for the second semester of the seminar. Schedule Details
