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Part-Time Instructor

Karl Ting

Karl Ting


Email: [email protected]
Office Location: GC-114
Department: Mathematics

Karl began his teaching career in 1972 with experience in elementary, junior high school, high school, and college-level mathematics. He started teaching Mathematics at Mission College in 1992; his interest remains in the foundation courses of Arithmetic, Math for Liberal Arts, and transfer courses for computer science and engineering, Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, and Linear Algebra.

Students often hear him say, “It’s important to know why, and here is the connection.” Although his professional title is  Mathematics Instructor, he has always been a teacher. He shapes minds and addresses the broader scope of mathematics in the classroom.

In addition, Karl has been the past president of the Santa Clara Valley Math Association with over 25 years of writing mathematical contests at the secondary level. Although he is not as active as he once was, he remains networked with teachers who shape mathematics education in the state. He continues to attend and speak at professional conferences at both the secondary and college level.


  • M.S., Mathematics and Computer Science
    • San Jose State University
  • B.A., Mathematics
    • San Francisco State University
  • A.A., Mathematics
    • College of San Mateo

Courses Taught

  • Math 910 - Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • Math 901 - Arithmetic Review
  • Math 900 - Arithmetic Functions
  • Math 902 - Pre-Algebra
  • Math 903 - Elementary Algebra
  • Math 903M/MX Elementary Algebra for the MAPS program
  • Math 81H - Honors Seminar in Mathematics
  • Math CM/CMX Intermediate Algebra for the MAPS program
  • Math B - Plane Geometry
  • Math C - Intermediate Algebra
  • Math CG Math for the Associate Degree
  • Math D - Trigonometry
  • Math G - Math for Liberal Arts
  • Math 1 - College Algebra
  • Math 2 - College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Math 8 F - Finite Mathematics
  • Math 10 - Elementary Statistics
  • Math 12 - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • Math 14 - Math for Elementary School Teachers
  • Math 19 - Discrete Mathematics
  • Math 3A - Calculus I
  • Math 3B - Calculus II
  • Math 4A - Multivariable Calculus
  • Math 4B - Differential Equations
  • Math 4C - Linear Algebra

Fast Facts

With his wife, Mary, he is actively raising three children and keeping the wonderment of education an important part of their lives. He bikes, jogs, and is trying to get back to tennis. Two things on his bucket list are to complete another marathon and finally finish his "man cave" so his kids can find dad more easily.

Favorite Quote

"Life is not a polynomial" - Karl Ting