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Rann Bar-On, Lecturer

Rann Bar-On

Rann Bar-On specializes in early undergraduate mathematics education. For the past decade, he has taught and supervised Math 105L and 106L, entry-level calculus courses at Duke. He has edited the lab manual for these courses, introducing technological and pedagogical innovations adapted to each year's students. He has served as a college (pre-major) advisor to dozens of undergraduate students and as major advisor to a few. In 2017, he won Advisor of the Year, as chosen by the Academic Advising Center based on comments from his advisees.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  013 Physics, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2872
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Office Hours:

Office hours: Tuesdays 11am-1pm
Calculus Help Room: Tuesdays 3-5pm

Ph.D.Duke University2009
M.A.Duke University2005
MMathUniversity of Warwick2003

Applied Math
Research Interests: Mathematics Education

Areas of Interest:

calculus education
genetic networks


boolean networks • Education • math education • mathematical biology


Math 25L.02 Instructor, Fall 10 Math 25L.03 Instructor, Fall 10 Math 31L.04 Instructor, Fall 10
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

  1. R. Bar-On, 105L-106L Coursepack, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 (August, 2014)
  2. Rann Bar-On, Jack Bookman, Benjamin Cooke, Donna Hall, Sarah Schott, (Re)discovering SoTL Through a Fundamental Challenge: Helping Students Transition to College Calculus, in Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics, MAA Notes, edited by Jacqueline M. Dewar and Curtis D. Bennett, vol. 83 (2014), pp. 59-66, The Mathematical Association of America, ISBN 9780883851937  [abs]
  3. Bar-On, R; Bookman, J; Cooke, B; Hall, D; Schott, S, BRINGING STUDENTS INTO THE PELOTON: LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD AT HIGHLY SELECTIVE UNIVERSITIES, edited by Chova, LG; Torres, IC; Martinez, AL, Edulearn12: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (January, 2012), pp. 1260-1270, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT
  4. Rann Bar-On, Paul Bendich, Benjamin Cooke, Michael Gratton, Timothy Lucas, Michael Nicholas, Nicholas Robbins, Abraham Smith, Joseph Spivey, Graduate Calculus Curriculum Review (March, 2007) [pdf]  [abs]
Selected Curriculum Innovations

  1. 25L/26L syllabus rewrite, 2011    
  2. Grad Student Calculus Committee, 2007
ph: 919.660.2800
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Mathematics Department
Duke University, Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320