# Splash Biography

## HANNAH CONSTANTIN, ESP Teacher

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Yale

Not Available.

## Past Classes

(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

M965: Tori (Donuts!) in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Interested in what college mathematics is about? Want to get a window into the field through a fun and accessible topic that will combine many areas of math? In this class, we will study the mathematical object known as the torus (plural: tori), or in plain, the donut! We'll study it from functional, algebraic and topological perspective (as well as others- and don't worry, you'll leave knowing what these words actually mean). Here are some questions we'll answer: How do we get an equation for the torus? What other shapes is the torus like? Can I bend a torus into a sphere? What can I do on the surface of the torus; can I define functions on this surface, and what would they be like? Donuts will be provided for edible examination.

M329: An Introduction to Prime Numbers in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
Prime numbers remain one of the most interesting subjects in number theory, with many open questions despite knowledge about primes since antiquity. In this course, we will cover the basics of prime numbers and learn a little number theory. We will cover important properties of primes and composites, the proof of Euclid's theorem, and discuss possible constructions of primes.