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Monthly Archives: April 2019
Call for CoEditor of the AMS Blog on Math Blogs
The AMS invites applications for a coeditor of the AMS Blog on Math Blogs. This blog’s editors are mathematical scientists who explore the world of blogs, which cover a wide range of math—research, applications, recreational—and write their take on blogs … Continue reading
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On Technology And Harm
Fictional stories about putting too much trust in technology often involve armies of killer robots. But what if some of today’s real threats of improperly checked technology are less thrilling but nevertheless harmful or even deadly? On the bitplayer blog, … Continue reading
Posted in Data Science, Mathematics and Computing
Tagged algorithm, Brian Hayes, Cathy O'Neil, disaster, hazard, mathbabe.org, plane crash, technology
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Do Evaluations Really Add Up?
First, let’s start with the classic article, “How to Improve Your Teaching Evaluations Without Improving Your Teaching” by Ian Neath from the mid 90’s, in which 20 tips are furnished for gaming your endofsemester evaluations. Despite the funny title and … Continue reading
Posted in Issues in Higher Education, Math Education
Tagged Bias, Jacqueline Dewar, Philip Stark, Rice University, SET, Student Evaluations, Villanova
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A roundup of advice for writing about mathematics
April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, a time for increasing the understanding and appreciation of those fields. One way to communicate the joy and importance of math and stats? Through our writing. Just last month, the Early Career Section … Continue reading