I'm Mark L. Daniels

About Dr. Daniels


Mark L. Daniels is a Clinical Professor of Mathematics and the UTeach Program in Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to being the Associate Director of the UTeach Program in Natural Sciences, he is an Assistant Chair in the Mathematics Department. He has developed the curriculum for and teaches multiple inquiry-based mathematics courses, some specifically designed for pre-service teachers. Dr. Daniels is also the faculty advisor for teaching options in the Mathematics Department as well as the Director of the Discovery Learning Project for the College of Natural Sciences. Moreover, he is the Co-Director of the Inquiry-based Learning Project in Mathematics working with Michael Starbird.

His research interests, of late, involve the preparation of pre-service mathematics teachers and the incorporation of discovery-based instructional methodology in university undergraduate mathematics courses. Dr. Daniels did his undergraduate work at The University of Chicago and graduate work at Walden of MN and The University of Idaho.

  • Name : Dr. Mark L. Daniels PHD
  • Associate Director UTeach - College of Natural Sciences
    Department of Mathematics
  • Clinical Professor
  • Phone : +1 512 232 5767
  • Email : mdaniels@math.utexas.edu
  • Office Location: RLM 10.114 / PAI 4.10
  • Office Address: The University of Texas at Austin
    2515 Speedway C1200
    Austin, TX 78712





Frequently Taught Courses


Discovery - Introduction to Advanced Studies in Mathematics

UGS 303

From Numbers to Chaos




Discrete Mathematics


Intro to Real Analysis


Structure of Modern Geometry


Major Works

Constructing Numbers: An Inquiry-Based Capstone Course in Mathematics (2014)

Mark Daniels, Efraim Armendariz

Cognella Publishing, San Diego, CA. - 108 pages

Functions in Mathematics: Introductory Explorations for Secondary School Teachers (2012)

Mark Daniels, Efraim Armendariz

Cognella Publishing, San Diego, CA. - 95 pages

Discovery Learning Pros and Cons (2014)

Mark Daniels Contributed Article

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy, Sage Publications

Primes and Denumerability: A Function Approach (2011)

Mark Daniels, Efraim Armendariz

Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics Education, pp. 13-16. September edition.

Graphing ‘Cartesian Functions’ in Polar Coordinates (2011)

Mark Daniels, Efraim Armendariz

American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges journal V2. Number 2, pp. 34-36, February edition.

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