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Monthly Archives: November 2016
What Should Mathematicians Do Now?
Mathematicians sometimes pretend we are above the everyday vicissitudes of life, preferring to inhabit a realm of abstraction and perfection, but that’s a lie. We live here too. We are voters, citizens, residents, and teachers. What happens in our country … Continue reading
Posted in History of Mathematics, people in math Tagged elections, keeping students safe, mathematics in society, politics, voting 8 Comments
As The Dust Settles, Let’s Check The Numbers
I really didn’t want to write about the election. But probably, much like you, it’s all I can think about right now. News media is completely saturated with it and the blogs are churning out a steady stream of predictions … Continue reading
Posted in Data Science, Events, Issues in Higher Education Tagged Cathy O'Neil, Chronicle of Higher Ed, Election, Polling Comments Off on As The Dust Settles, Let’s Check The Numbers
Which One Doesn’t Belong?
1, 2, 4,…. What’s the next number in the sequence? I was a rule-follower as a kid, so I always got the “right” answer on questions like that, but they still bugged me. Sure, 8 would be predictable, but why … Continue reading
Posted in K-12 Mathematics, Math Education Tagged which one doesn't belong, wodb 2 Comments