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Monthly Archives: January 2014
Job Security Calculus: Reasoning about our futures
Most academics have a love/hate relationship to teaching, and especially teaching Calculus. Prior to the first exam of the semester, it seems that everyone in the class is there for learning’s sake, discussing ideas, engaging in problem-solving. But we worry … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Issues in Higher Education, Math Education, people in math, Theoretical Mathematics Tagged calculus, Future of Mathematics Research, Jobs for Matheamticians, MOOCs, Research Funding Comments Off on Job Security Calculus: Reasoning about our futures
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Last semester, my university put on a production of Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead that got me thinking about the likelihood of flipping a lot of heads in a row. I wrote about it on my other … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics and the Arts, Statistics Tagged coin flips, probability, theater 2 Comments
The Revolution Will Be 3D Printed
“What would you print if you had a 3D printer in your home?” James Madison University math professor Laura Taalman is printing a thing a day and blogging about it at MakerHome. Her family has a MakerBot Replicator 2 and … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Recreational Mathematics Tagged 3d printing, afinia, geometry, henry segerman, laura taalman, makerbot, math, math models, mathmatics, saul schleimer, shapeways Comments Off on The Revolution Will Be 3D Printed
The best math in life is free? Help gather the data!
Over at the Secret Blogging Seminar , Scott Morrison is championing a new project to analyze this year’s mathematics publications and draw attention to freely accessible papers. The Mathematics Literature Project is looking for your help in categorizing published articles … Continue reading
Posted in Publishing in Math, Statistics 1 Comment