Robin C. McNally
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
"Math is important because it relates to the everyday world."
As a mathematics teacher for more than 35 years, Robin McNally has a passion for math, and it shows in her teaching.
"I conduct class like a sports team practice," she said. "I explain to students what I want them to do, and then together we practice by working out problems."
Math is about Understanding
McNally agrees that math is not the favorite subject of most students; however, she feels that part of the problem may be the way math is often taught. Math is about more than memorization:
"Do you think that good poker and blackjack players win because of luck?" she asked. "It's not about luck; it's because they understand math. They can figure out all the probabilities of getting that certain hand to win."
McNally Supports Her Students
McNally appreciates and supports all her students. She tutors students in the Academic Support Office (ASO) program five days a week and teaches math courses at night.
"My favorite thing about Reinhardt is the students," she explained. "They are so energetic and have a thirst for knowledge. I help them to do their best so that they can succeed and reach their goals."