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.
Dr. Daniels did his undergraduate work at The University of Chicago and graduate work at Walden University of MN and The University of Idaho.
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.
Efraim Armendariz, Mark Daniels, Functions in Mathematics: Introductory Explorations for Secondary School Teachers, Cognella Publishing, San Diago, CA. - 95 pages, 2012.
Efraim Armendariz, Mark Daniels, Primes and Denumerability: A Function Approach, Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Mathematics Education, pp. 13-16, September 2011.
Efraim Armendariz, Mark Daniels, Graphing ‘Cartesian Functions’ in Polar Coordinates, American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges journal V2. Number 2, pp. 34-36, February 2011.
Mark Daniels, Pythagoras was the first to discover… The Alcalde, p. 30, November/December ed.2009.
Mark Daniels, The 3 Fs Model, Journal of Scholarly Practice, Vo. 6 No. 3, pp. 18-24, Fall 2009.
Daniels, M. L., Siegel, L.M., Dickinson, G., Hooper, E.J. Teaching Algebra and Geometry Concepts by Modeling Telescope Optics, The Mathematics Teacher, Vo. 101, No. 7, pp. 490-497, March 2008
Mark Daniels, The effect of implementing a content methods Calculus I course into a university science and mathematics secondary teacher preparation, Journal of Mathematical Sciences & Mathematics Education, Vo. 3, No. 1, pp. 48-57, 2007.
The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers Fellow