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Monthly Archives: March 2015
Celebrating Our Sisters in STEM
Did you know that a group of six women programmed the first ever electronic computer? Just one of the interesting facts I’ve learned this March, and in honor of Women’s History Month I wanted to give a welldeserved tip of … Continue reading
Posted in History of Mathematics, women in math
Tagged female mathematicians, gender politics, Grandma Got STEM, Izabella Laba, Jordan Ellenberg, womeninSTEM
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The Pi Day Link Roundup of the Century
We made it through the “Pi Day of the century” on Saturday. I took a spontaneous day trip to meet friends in Idaho, so I didn’t do any pirelated activities, but I saw plenty of pi coverage in the week leading … Continue reading
Math In Pictures
When I was in graduate school I mostly worked really hard all the time. Like we all do, right? But occasionally, my officemates and I would get a bit punchy, and the need to blow off steam would momentarily supersede … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Mathematics and the Arts
Tagged Ben Orlin, Comics, Math Jokes
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Topology Teaching Blogs
I’m teaching topology for the first time this semester, so I’ve been poking around the blogosphere for ideas of different ways to explain some of the ideas in this class to my students. Luckily, right before I started the semester, I ran … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education
Tagged counterexamples in topology, math, mathematics, teaching, teaching topology, topology
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