Dr. A. Bathi Kasturiarachi

A. Bathi Kasturiarachi 


Associate Professor

Coordinator of Mathematics & MAA Liaison
Department of Mathematics
Kent State University at Stark

emailakasturi@kent.edu

 

Education

Ph.D: Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August, 1993; 
Advisor: Stephanos Venakides
(Duke University)

B.Sc. (Honors): Mathematics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1985.
 

Contact Information

Office: Fine Arts 150J
Phone: (330) 244 5172
Email: akasturi@kent.edu 
Address: Department of Mathematics
Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Avenue, N.W.
North Canton, OH 44720

Home Institution
My home institution is Kent State University at Stark. 
To visit this site go to: http://www.stark.kent.edu/

The department of mathematics website can be accessed at: http://www.math.kent.edu

Teaching Schedule for Spring 2013


Basic Algebra IV (ALEKS): CRN 18978 Math 10024
Section 602 MW 2-3:40pm
Refer to Blackboard site.
 

Linear Algebra: CRN 15327 Math 21001 Section 600 MW 5:30-6:45pm
Refer to Blackboard site.
 

Basic Probability & Statistics : CRN 15335 Math 30011 Section 600 TR 2:00-3:15pm
Refer to Blackboard site.
 

Theory of Matrices: CRN 15352 Math 41021 Section 600 TR 12:30-1:45pm
Refer to Blackboard site.


Office Hours:  See below and by appointment.

T & R
: 11:00-12:00pm, 3:30-5:00pm

M & W:
M 11:00-1:00pm (by appt.),  W 7:00-8:00pm (by appt.)

MAA Student Chapter (Math Club)

I am the Faculty Advisor of the Math Club and the MAA Liaison (MAA Student Chapter).

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~akasturi/mathclub.htm


6th Annual Stark County High School Mathematics Challenge (2011)
April 16,  2011 at Kent State University at Stark.

Teachers can find details and results of past competitions at http://www.personal.kent.edu/~akasturi/mathclub.htm

Other Duties

I am currently the Coordinator of Mathematics at Kent State University at Stark. 

Instructors teaching ALEKS Emporiums may use the following link:

BA ALEKS Emporium for Instructors


Research Interests

Partial Differential Equations ~ Dispersive wave phenomena  Non-integrable systems

Selected Publications:

Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. Structure of Oscillations of the Generalized Korteweg-de Vries Equation. 
International Journal of Applied Mathematics. Academic Publications, Vol. 2, No. 10, 2000, 1213-1234.

Numerical Analysis  ~ Iterative methods

Selected Publications:

Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. Leap-Frogging Newton's Method. International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology. Vol. 33 No. 4, 2002, 521-527.                        pdf version


Mathematics Education  ~ Mind Mapping in mathematics Collaborative learning in mathematics Statistics education Redesigning mathematical optimization History of mathematics Biographies

Recent Publications:

  • Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi, Learning Labs for Linear Algebra. Electronic Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), 2010. 22 (2011), 208-215.
  • Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi; Melton, Austin; Reed, Beverly M. Classroom-Relevant Advanced Mathematics for Middle School and High School Teachers. Conference Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the Teaching of Mathematics, Istanbul, 2006. 
  • Kasturiarachi, A., Bathi, Interactive Labs for Introductory Statistics Courses. Electronic Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), 2006.
  • Reed, Beverly; Melton, Austin; Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. Using History to teach functions within an APOS approach to learning. Proceedings of The Delta '05 Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics, 2005.
  • Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. Counting on Cooperative Learning to Uncover the Richness in Undergraduate Mathematics. PRIMUS, Volume XIV, Number 1, March 2004, 55-78.
  • Melton, Austin; Reed, Beverly M; Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. Mathematics that Changes Lives. Conference Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of the Teaching of Mathematics, Greece, 2002. 
    http://www.math.uoc.gr/~ictm2/Proceedings/pap175.pdf.
  • Melton, Austin; Reed, Beverly M.; Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. Understanding and Enhancing Mathematics Learning Environments. Quaestiones Mathematicae, Supp. No. 1, 2001, 27-35.
  • Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. Using Graphing Calculators to Teach Elementary Statistics. AURCO Journal,  Spring 2000, 139-148.
  • Melton, Austin; Reed, Beverly M.; Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi. A Project-Based Elementary Statistics Course. Proceedings of The Delta '99 Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics, 1999, 142-147. pdf version