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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Rankings, Standards, and Inquiry, Oh my!
Ranking As concern for K12 standards in public education has come to a head, the quality of teaching and learning in our public universities has also come under public scrutiny. Recently, President Obama announced that he wanted to rework the … Continue reading
Posted in Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Education
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You Get Calculus! And You Get Calculus! Everybody Gets Calculus!
In honor of the beginning of the school year, which is coming in the next few weeks for many of us, I thought you might like opencalculus. Matt Boelkins, a math professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, is working … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Publishing in Math
Tagged calculus, free textbooks, open calculus, open textbooks, textbooks
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This is your brain. This is your brain on category theory!
I often ponder whether mathematics is lying around waiting to be discovered or is nonexistent until we invent it. One of the most recent posts at Math Rising led me to a similar question concerning the brain. Has the physical … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged Biomath, Category Theory, Cognitive Science, Math Rising, Philosophy, science
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Tangled Up in LowDimensional Topology
Low Dimensional Topology is, logically enough, a blog about lowdimensional topology. Authors Ryan Budney, Nathan Dunfield, Jesse Johnson, Daniel Moskovich, and Henry Wilton write about 2, 3, and 4manifolds, knot theory, quantum topology, and more Heegaard splittings than you can … Continue reading →