Author Archives: racheljcrowell

Math Class and Comics Blogs

It’s that time of year again: For those in school, the fall semester is in full-swing and approaching the stretch where the winter holiday season doesn’t seem quite on the horizon. If you’re anything like me (averse to cold weather … Continue reading

Posted in K-12 Mathematics, Math Communication, Math Education | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wolfram Blogging

“A Very Brief History of Mathematics” is a recorded lecture recently posted to Stephen Wolfram’s podcast. A Boing Boing post describes it as “a fascinating lecture” but also “a spoken-word illustration of the problems with his incredible (and incredibly difficult) … Continue reading

Posted in Mathematics and Computing, people in math | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mathematical oncology blog posts

In July, The Mathematical Oncology Blog was launched. This community blog, which focuses on mathematical and computational oncology, is looking for contributors. Presently, the blog has several posts and seems to be off to an great start. I find it … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Math, Game Theory | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing Vanessa!

Starting this month, Vanessa Rivera Quiñones (@MissVRiveraQ) will be co-editing the blog with me! She received her Ph.D. in mathematics this year from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and she’s currently looking for a job in Belgium. Last year, … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Data Science, Math Communication, Math Education, people in math, women in math | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Math Instruction for Students Learning English

As of 2016, 4.9 million students — or 9.6% of students in U.S. public schools — were identified as English Language Learners (ELL), according to the National Center for Education Statistics. While different folks advocate using different terms to describe … Continue reading

Posted in Issues in Higher Education, K-12 Mathematics, Math Communication, Math Education | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Updates on Gerrymandering

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month on gerrymandering. “In a 5-4 decision along traditional conservative-liberal ideological lines, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan redistricting is a political question — not reviewable by federal courts — and that those courts … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Math Communication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mathematical Resilience

The MAA and AMS recently co-published “Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey” and the e-book is free to download here. The book was edited by Allison K. Henrich, a mathematician at Seattle University, Emille D. Lawrence, a … Continue reading

Posted in Issues in Higher Education, K-12 Mathematics, Math Communication, Math Education, people in math, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pride Month And Math

June is Pride Month. June 28, 2019 is also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots/uprising that marked the beginning of a new era in the fight for rights and freedoms for LGBTQ+ folks in America and around the world. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Events, Math Education, people in math | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inclusive Math History

Earlier this month, Anna announced on Twitter “It’s finally happened, I got tapped to teach History of Math. Since I cover so much of the euro white guy stuff in number theory, I want to do a People’s History of … Continue reading

Posted in History of Mathematics, Issues in Higher Education, K-12 Mathematics, Math Education, people in math, Uncategorized, women in math | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The recent buzz on John Urschel

John Urschel, a graduate student in mathematics at MIT and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, has been in the news a lot lately. That’s because his memoir, ““Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football,” which he … Continue reading

Posted in Math Communication, Math Education, people in math, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment