**Thelma West**

**Thelma West**

**Thelma West**

**Thelma West**

*Hello from TRW*

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Hello, my name is Thelma West. My current position is Assistant Professor at
the University of Southwestern
Louisiana in the Mathematics Department.
In 1986, I received my Phd from the University of
Houston from Andrew Lelek. My main area of interest in mathematics is Span
Theory, an area of Topology. A short description of my research area and some of
my publications are given in Resume. Many years
before that, I received my M.S.in Mathematics at
West Virgina University.

One of my areas of interest is the use of multimedia to relate and explain scientific, technical, and mathematical ideas. Animation, in particular, can be an extremely powerful tool in explaining complicated mathematical concepts. These tools can be helpful at all levels of learning, from kindergarten through the mathematics research level. A good site to visit dealing with education and technology is ETRC

There are now interesting lesson plans and ideas for math classes on the internet. One good site is Mathematics and Science Education. To meet my children and also see my first attempt at mathematics on the internet please visit Fibonacci .

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