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Joyful Learning in the Early Years: A Tour
With schools shutting down for weeks or the rest of the semester in response to COVID19, many guardians are concerned about how to support or even direct their children’s education from home. This seems particularly true when the children are … Continue reading
Posted in Book/App, Current Events, Interactive, K12 Mathematics, Math Communication, Math Education, Mathematics and the Arts
Tagged BedtimeMath, coronavirus, COVID19, Deanna Pecaski McLennan, early childhood, Joyful Learning in the Early Years, manipulatives, middle school, outdoor, pentominoes
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A Tour of Intersections: Poetry with Mathematics
I don’t know about you, but between coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and political discussions looking ahead to this year’s presidential elections, I have been encountering a lot of stressinducing content lately. Reading poetry is a welcome break from that, … Continue reading
ThatsMaths: A Tour
ThatsMaths is a blog by Peter Lynch, an emeritus professor of the University College Dublin’s School of Mathematics and Statistics. Many of the posts on the blog are articles that Lynch has written for the Irish Times. Please join me … Continue reading
Mathematical Enchantments: A Tour
Mathematical Enchantments, or “Jim Propp’s math blog” is about “adventures in fantastic realms you can build inside your head.” The blog has been discussed a few times on this blog in recent years. Welcome to my tour of a few … Continue reading
Flygskam, Textbooks in Braille and More
This year’s JMM have come and gone, but many related posts are still available. Here are just a few that I recommend. “To be or not to be there: Conferencing in the age of flygskam” In this piece for the … Continue reading
Math for Crime Fighting
On New Year’s Eve 2019, abc13 News posted a story about using mathematics to tease out the details of a crash that killed a father and two young boys. The driver who hit them was sentenced to 60 years … Continue reading
The Math Values Blog: A Tour
Have you checked out the Mathematical Association of America’s Math Values blog? The site includes posts about inclusivity, community, communication, teaching and learning, and more. Please join me on a blog tour highlighting some Math Values posts that I find … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Communication, Math Education, people in math
Tagged calculus, chess, college, equal, fair, inclusion, logic, MAA, Math Values, problem solving
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A Tour of the Chalkdust Magazine Blog
Chalkdust Magazine (“for the mathematically curious”) and the associated blog are a treat. Anna wrote a post last year in which she described the magazine as “filled with as much mathematical goodness as a fresh unopened box of Hagoromo “Fulltouch” chalk.” … Continue reading
On the AWM Moving Towards Action Workshop
In September, Brian Katz wrote a post on the AMS inclusion/exclusion blog about the Moving Towards Action workshop to be held on Tuesday, January 14 by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) at JMM 2020. (JMM 2020 will be … Continue reading
On the Living Proof blog
A new AMS blog — Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey — was recently launched. It follows the publication of the book by the same name (jointly published by the AMS and MAA). The book, which was … Continue reading