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