When is Cheryl’s Birthday?

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Birthdays are a fun tradition that you get to celebrate with your friends and family once a year…that is, if you tell them when your birthday is.  In a logic puzzle that has been making the rounds on the Internet, Cheryl tells her new friends Albert and Bernard her birthday in a very unusual manner.

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How I’m surviving my first year of grad school (and still enjoying it)

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The cowl I am making

Starting grad school has been a bit of a roller coaster and everyone seems to say that the first year is the hardest. So far, I still enjoy showing up everyday so here is a list of advice I have received and have tried to incorporate into my lifestyle that might help if you find yourself overwhelmed.
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Lone-Divider Method – How to Fairly Divide a Pie

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Photo acquired from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

Saturday was the Pi Day of a lifetime – 3/14/15 9:26:53! Hopefully all of you were able to share some delicious pie with your friends and family. When slicing up your pie how can you make sure everyone received a fair share? It’s the Lone-Divider Method to the rescue!

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Thinking of Teaching? Here’s a great conference.

Are you looking ahead to a career that involves teaching and starting to wonder what that means for you? Then you should consider attending the annual Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) conference this summer, in Austin. The conference is incredibly welcoming, and this year’s theme is “Empowering with IBL”. The conference has strong connections to the Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning, Project NExT, and the MAA. The conference is inexpensive for graduate students, and it includes housing and food, plus it’s in Austin! See the link for more information.

http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=conference

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i>Clicker

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i>Clicker GO app on iPhone 7

In September, 2012, Laura Zirbel wrote a post about her experience with using i>Clickers in the classroom. I used to be very against i>Clickers. Oftentimes I found they were used solely as a means of determining attendance and not as a tool to help students learn course material. I am teaching a combined precalculus and trigonometry course this semester and have incorporated i>Clickers into my lectures and am loving the results.
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