Monthly Archives: January 2017

Announcement: Statement by AMS Board of Trustees

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief Due to connections with mathematics education, some of our readers might be interested in the following statement issued by the members of the Board of Trustees of the American Mathematical Society regarding the Executive Order on … Continue reading

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Announcement: Active Learning Article in AMS Notices

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief Some of our readers might be interested to know that the February 2017┬áNotices of the American Mathematical Society┬ácontains an article on active learning that is based on the six-part series on active learning published on this … Continue reading

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What is an Experimental Math Course and Why Should We Care?

By: Lara Pudwell, Valparaiso University What is the first meaningful mathematics problem you remember solving? For me, it was the nine dots, four lines puzzle. When my fourth grade teacher assigned it as an extra credit problem, I spent several … Continue reading

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Integrating Computer Science in Math: The Potential Is Great, But So Are The Risks

By Emmanuel Schanzer, Bootstrap Recent calls to bring Computer Science to K-12 schools have reached a fever pitch. Groups like Code.org and Girls Who Code have become household names, having raised tens of millions in funding from Silicon Valley luminaries … Continue reading

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