Chris Sangwin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. From 2000-2011 he has been seconded half time to the UK Higher Education Academy "Maths Stats and OR Network" to promote learning and teaching of university mathematics. In 2006 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.
His learning and teaching interests include (i) automatic assessment of mathematics using computer algebra, and (ii) problem solving using Moore method and similar student-centred approaches. Chris Sangwin is the author of a number of books, including "How Round is Your Circle", which is an attempt to promote the links between mathematics and engineering using physical models.
School web page: web.mat.bham.ac.uk/C.J.Sangwin/
Chris Sangwin graduated in 1995 from the University of Oxford. He moved to University of Bath to study for his MSc and PhD graduating in 2000. Since then he has worked at the University of Birmingham.
In 2006 he was awarded both a University Teaching Fellowship and National Teaching Fellowship.
Chris Sangwin’s research has resulted in both the DragMath equation editor and the STACK computer aided assessment system.
C. J. Budd and C. J. Sangwin. Mathematics Galore! Discovery classes, workshops and team projects in mathematics and its applications. Oxford University Press, 3 May 2001, Reprinted 2005. ISBN:0-19-850770-4 (Paperback), ISBN:0-19-850769-0 (Hardback).
J. Bryant and C. J. Sangwin. How round is your circle?: where engineering and mathematics meet. Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-691-13118-4.
P. Vollmar, E. Kemp, M. Haese, R. Haese, S. Haese, M. Humphries, and C. Sangwin. Pre-Diploma SL and HL (MYP 5 Plus) for use with International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Mathematics for the international student. Haese and Harris Publications, second edition, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-876543-80-1.
C. J. Sangwin. Deceiving the v-block method for assessment of departure from roundness. International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications, 19(6):521-532, December 2009.
C. J. Sangwin. Modelling the journey from elementary word problems to mathematical research. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 2011.
C. J. Sangwin. Assessing Elementary Algebra with STACK. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 38(8):987-1002, December 2008.
R. Bradford, J. H. Davenport, and C. J. Sangwin. A Comparison of Equality in Computer Algebra and Correctness in Mathematical Pedagogy. In Proceedings of Calculemus, number 5625 in Lecture Notes in Articial Intelligence, pages 75-89, 2009.