MIAMI DADE COLLEGE | Hialeah Campus

 

 

"Opportunity changes everything"

 "Think Mathematically"

    Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mathematics
       
  GENERAL INFORMATION
 


Dr. Jaime Bestard
Assistant Professor Mathematics
Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Room 1413-06 Phone: 305-237-8766
E-mail: jbestard@mdc.edu
Hialeah  Campus
1780 W 49th ST
Hialeah, FL 33012

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Jaime Bestard is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Miami Dade College. He received his Doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidad Central de Las Villas “Martha Abreu” at Santa Clara, Cuba. Dr. Bestard's professional experience started as instructor at University of Cienfuegos, Cuba in the Department of Technical Sciences( 1979-1982), Assistant and Associate Professor at Central University of Las Villas, Santa Clara, Cuba in the Department of Agricultural Machinery(1982-1993) and Director of the Research Center for Agriculture in the same university(1993-1995). Dr. Bestard was Instructor in mathematics for Barry University during 5 years. During his professional life he has centered in the research of agricultural byproducts processing plants and reactors for sugar cane molasses, designing equipment to improve reliability of such plants, as well as educational research. He published several papers on the results of his research and presented the results in conferences.

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Central de Las Villas, 1994

M.S.  Mechanical Engineering, University of Rostock, 1990

B.S.  Mechanical Engineering, Higher Polytechnic Institute, La Habana,1979
 

OFFICE SCHEDULE   COURSE INFORMATION (active hyperlinks for current courses)

Monday 7:30-8:00AM;1- 3:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30-8:00 AM; 11:30AM-2:00PM
Wednesday 7:30-8:00AM;1- 3:00 PM
Thursday 7:30-8:00 AM; 11:30AM-2:00PM
Friday 7:30-8:00AM;1- 3:00 PM
 
 
MAC2233 Business Calculus
MAC1114 Trigonometry
MAC2311 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
STA2023 Statistical Methods
MTG2204 Geometry for Educators
MAC1105 College Algebra
MAT1033 Intermediate Algebra
MGF1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
MAT0020 College Preparatory Mathematics
    EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
   

Dr. Bestard has wide experience  advising students and the corporate sector in engineering and mathematics. He conducted the academic and scientific relationship between the Agricultural Machinery departments of the Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba and the University of Rostock in Germany for 11 years, where he lectured and performed graduate studies for master of engineering.

Dr. Bestard believes that teaching in higher education is a wonderful experience that incorporates students and instructors in a mutually beneficial journey where communication and motivation make avenues to student success. That is why he teaches from practical examples to general principles that let students make a deductive reasoning process evolving to applications in his students' fields of study.   

     
    CURRENT PROJECTS
   
AMATYC Project: Learning Community- Dual enrolment-Community Service  about Periodical functions and climatic changes( Global Warming)
SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS in STA2023, interdisciplinary( MAC^3)
MDC Learning Outcomes, mapping the discipline and assessment.
     
    INTERESTS
   
I enjoy to develop analytic procedures to solve technical problems, using design techniques. Automotive technology. Mechanics of materials
     
    ONLINE RESOURCES / LINKS
    STA2023 Triola Power point presentations
Calculus
Ogres Central
Underwater Basket-Weaving
Environments-R-Us

Let’s Play Chess!!

RELAX! Enhance your reasoning skills!

Come, Play and Join the MDC- Hialeah Chess Club!! ARRRRRRR!

Registration open!!!

Room 1211 MO and THURSDAY noon, GRAB your brown lunch bag and share with us, you may also clarify any math or science question, meanwhile, and to participate in the Hialeah Campus tournaments, or just learn how to play!

 

Register as a member of our prestigious Campus Chess Club,  

contact Dr. J. Bestard  at room 1413-06, (305)237-8766 or jbestard@mdc.edu         

Math Study Skills

mgv3_1.zip

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