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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:58:47 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5Comment on Teaching Math to Incarcerated Students by Maria Mwita
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:58:47 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2908#comment-2074I can only hope that teaching mathematics in prisions takes root in all States. This would be incredibly beneficial not only to the inmates, but to mathematics as a whole !
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:02:01 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2889#comment-2072That’s what I was going to guess!
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:48:28 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2889#comment-2066Snake Mountain, Addison, VT ðŸ™‚
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Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:41:15 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2889#comment-2065Slightly off-topic, but where was the photo taken?
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Tue, 30 May 2017 14:24:46 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2876#comment-2060I like algebraic topologist Eli Grigsby’s posts on neural nets at

http://iamalearningcomputer.blogspot.com/

I’ve seen a million “this what a neural net does” posts, but somehow her perspective is an especially clear one for pure mathematicians like me!

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Tue, 30 May 2017 01:27:26 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2876#comment-2059Excellent post! Very interesting and funny stuff. Another example would be Reddit’s subreddit known as “Subreddit Simulator,” which tends to produce some similarly entertaining content. Here’s a link: https://www.reddit.com/r/subredditsimulator
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Wed, 17 May 2017 09:34:06 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2833#comment-2055So many surveys the last few years have shown a degree in mathematics to be among the very best for future job prospects! Still of course depends on your specific skills & desires, but in general, mathematical thinkers have a great future in or outside academia.
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Mon, 15 May 2017 20:51:08 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2833#comment-2053I found a very exiting niche in high performance computing, where advanced mathematics plays a challenging role. The engineers and programmers with whom I worked generally lacked the skills to analyze the problems and formulate a viable solution. As a professional bonus, there was all this fun data analysis. Incidentally, my training was in set theoretic topology, and I never saw a computer until I started working in the industry. Not a barrier, because my professors emphasized learning how to learn and independent thinking.
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Mon, 15 May 2017 19:47:55 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=2833#comment-2051I agree with your point that we need to see non-academic jobs as success stories, not failures. Its really a nice post thanks for sharing it with us
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Tue, 02 May 2017 20:47:25 +0000http://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/?p=1840#comment-2046I think Andrew Hacker is just straight off wrong. First of all a Political Science professor should not be talking about the validity and necessity of any form of mathematics. He lacks the professional understanding any mathematician or anyone studying mathematics has. Second of all, the fact that he calls the necessity of algebra into question is an automatic red flag that he has no idea what he is talking about. Algebra is one of the fundamental building blocks that all higher level mathematics are based on. It teaches problem solving skills, helps students form a mathematical framework for thinking, and is absolutely necessary to be taught in middle and high school. While Calculus is a major part of any higher level mathematics learning, there also exists a fundamental and critical field of mathematics called Linear Algebra that is important in many professions, for example coding, statistics, engineering, theoretical physics and chemistry, and theoretical mathematics. The fact that he actually rose to academic and popular fame from this sheer heresy is absolutely mind boggling. It shows just how backwards and stupid Americans are and it makes me honestly ashamed to be one. As a mathematics student I stress the critical nature of teaching algebra and I believe it should be mandatory in any students pre-college experience. So I thank you for writing this article and explaining why he is wrong. The fact that he is even allowed to publish these things in the first place is astounding and in my opinion Andrew Hacker should stick to what he knows and not make conjectures about things he fails to understand.
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