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Department of Mathematics


Neil Bornstein

Title: Instructor
Department: Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: COL 1016E
Office Hours:
Monday 12:00 - 1:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30
Resources: Department of Mathematics
Neil Bornstein


Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of New Hampshire, 2017
M.S., Mathematics, University of New Hampshire, 2016
B.A., Mathematics, Skidmore College, 2007
B.A., Classics, Skidmore College, 2007


2017 - Present, Instructor, University of South Carolina

Courses Taught

MATH 111 Basic College Mathematics
MATH 115 Precalculus (Spring 2020)
MATH 122 Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences
MATH 141 Calculus I
MATH 142 Calculus II
MATH 170 Finite Mathematics
SCHC 212 The Mathematics of Gameshows (Spring 2020)


Dr. Bornstein researches trigonometry education. Specifically, he seeks to identify critical stages of development for individual lesson topics. He has developed a MATLAB program to help teach graphical transformations of trigonometric functions by simultaneously displaying multiple external representations, including audio. 


USC Two Thumbs Up Award, 2018 (Recognized for making a significant difference in the experience of a student registered with the Student Disability Resource Center.)

Selected Publications

  • Bornstein, N.M. (under review). Teaching transformations of trigonometric functions with technology. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.

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