Barbara Kaskosz


Ph.D., Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

  • Office: Lippitt 202J
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  • Telephone: 401.874.4445
  • Fall 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm, Fridays, 11am-12pm via WebEx

Tatry, June 2012

Teaching -- Fall 2021

  • MTH 243 Multivariable Calculus - Section 2 and 5
  • MTH 103 Applied Precalculus - Coordinator

Research Interests

  • Technology in mathematics education
  • Nonsmooth Control, Differential Inclusions
  • Combinatorics

Publications   Grants, awards, talks

Introducing "Applied Precalculus" Textbook

"Applied Precalculus" by Erin Denette and Barbara Kaskosz is a free PDF textbook written primarily for students in the life sciences and pharmacy who plan to advance to an applied calculus course or simply wish to strenghten their background in mathematics. As the title of the book suggests, our emphasis is on the real-life meaning of precalculus concepts. We want our students to master the basic concepts of precalculus while building a solid understanding of those concepts in practical contexts and the skills to apply mathematical tools to real-life processes.

For more details about the book visit the book home page:

At URI we use the textbook for our course MTH 103: Applied Precalculus. We use it with the free online homework system WeBWorK.

Click on the image below to open the book (right-click to download it):

The book is distributed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) license: