Say almost nothing. It’s time for a pop quiz on the material presented prior to the election. If you are running a 50 minute class then adjust the number and difficulty of the questions accordingly.

If you must, urge those that have to, to run down the block to the Poli Sci building, enter the nearest occupied classroom and vent with other like minded students.

Let me wish everyone luck with their pop quiz and hopefully everyone will get the same grade.

]]>*Fermat’s Last Theorem (Simon Singh);

*Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (Apostolos Doxiadis);

*Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture (Apostolos Doxiadis);

*Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality (Edward Frenkel);

*Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory (Ian Stewart).

And success for your GA Math Club (it really is a great idea)!

]]>Martin Gardner’s books are good too.

Great idea to have a Math Book Club

]]>“On a non-mathematical note, I know that this has been an exhausting and trying week for many of you. This presidential campaign was more divisive than usual, or at least more divisive than what I’ve experienced in my years of voting, and I’ve found that it’s helpful to talk with others to try to understand what our paths as individuals and as a community look like as we move forward. I hope that you will continue to consider ways in which you can support others in our and your communities, especially those who may feel the effects of a changing political landscape more than you will. Please don’t hesitate to come talk to me — I would love to chat with you about any of this, regardless of your political views.”

Good luck!

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