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Matrix Multiplication, the human way!

Having to do copious calculations by hand when preparing for an exam, I came to realize that there was an alternative way of interpreting a matrix multiplication. This new insight would allow me to instantly guess the following product without … Continue reading

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Ordered Fields and When You Can’t Order Them

The real numbers have an ordering on them–given two numbers and , we can tell whether  or . So as math people, we like to generalize this to other sets–when can we say that a general set is ordered? In this post, … Continue reading

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The Science of Moving Dots

A guest post by Allison Kotleba: When most people think of basketball, they picture the tall players, the fast-paced plays, and the seemingly impossible shooting skills. However, spatiotemporal pattern recognition does not come to most people’s minds when discussing the … Continue reading

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Math vs. Stats: A Fight to the…Bank?

Hi there!  This is my first time writing a blog post, so I hope you enjoy it!  My name is Samantha Tyner, and I’m a first year grad student in Statistics at Iowa State University.  I graduated from Augustana College … Continue reading

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Teaching the “Unteachable”

by Melanie Laffin The first teaching assignment I had was for a course called “Calculus for Life Sciences.” This course was a baptism of fire in basic calculus, studying limits, derivatives, integrals and their applications, and the students who took … Continue reading

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