Katherine Goode, ’13

Let’s be honest, math is not an easy major at Lawrence. The professors are going to make you work. They are going to give you long and difficult problem sets, and they are going to be picky graders. However, they do this, because they genuinely want students to improve their thinking abilities and gain a good understanding of mathematics. While the math professors may be some of the most difficult on campus, they are also some of the best humored and most dedicated to their students. Their willingness to work with students comes across during office hours. While their lectures are thrilling, insightful, and engaging, office hours provide students with a time to learn one on one from the exceptionally qualified math faculty. I am a frequent visitor to my professor’s office hours and always have a long list of questions. Even though I am occasionally teased about my numerous questions, it is evident that they are delighted to answer each and every question. Not only are they genuinely glad to have helped a student, but they love math so much that it is fun for them to think through the questions. This love for math is infectious and inspirational.

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