SMC’s Dr. Benjamin Sloop to present at SCCTM Conference

Dr. Benjamin Sloop, professor of mathematics at Spartanburg Methodist College is scheduled to present at the upcoming South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference.

Dr. Sloop will present “Reflections on a First Attempt at a Flipped Statistics Class: A discussion of an on-going attempt at a flipped classroom, which increases contact time for collaborative learning by moving lecture to online videos”   and  “Programming in Statistics with Casio Graphing Calculators: Students blend the efficiency of built-in subroutines and traditional formula-and-table procedures as they create their own programs for various simulations, intervals, and tests in statistics,” at the October 24th and 25th conference.

Dr. Sloop also recently published in the Journal of Mechanical Design 125(10), 104502 (August 7, 2013) with “Cutting Plane Methods for Analytical Target Cascading with Augmented Lagrangian Coordination.”  Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ann Bowles, stated “SMC’s long tradition of excellent teaching is evident in the innovative instructional strategies of faculty members like Dr. Ben Sloop. This is the second year that he has been selected as a presenter at the SCCTM conference, and we are proud of his consistent publication record from 2008 to the present.”


Dr. Sloop holds a bachelor of arts in mathematical science, a master’s in mathematics education, a master’s in mathematics science,  as well as a PhD in mathematics education from Clemson University.   While a student at Clemson, Dr. Sloop served as a graduate teaching assistant and a graduate teacher of record.  He also served as a high school mathematics teacher for Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, in Atlanta, Georgia, teaching pre-algebra, algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry and a number of IEP-based money management courses to students who were deaf or hard of hearing using American Sign Language.