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Category Archives: Current Events
An Arbitrarily Close Tour
Annie Perkins, a math teacher for Minneapolis Public Schools, writes the arbitrarily close blog. Here are just a few of the interesting/exciting/compelling components of her blog. #MathArtChallenge posts Perkins has been creating posts for this challenge since March 16 and … Continue reading
Posted in BlackLivesMatter, Current Events, Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged #MathArtChallenge, Annie Perkins, arbitrarily close, Black Lives Matter
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Just Equations Blog: A Tour
Just Equations is a California based project dedicated to advancing mathrelated policies that give students the quantitative tools they need to advance in college and beyond. The project hopes to achieve this through research and analysis, strategic communications, convening of … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Current Events, Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Education
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“Thinking Mathematically”: A Tour
Mark Chubb writes the “Thinking Mathematically” education blog. He has taught grades 58 and serves as an instructional coach for the DSB of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. He’s also an Additional Qualifications instructor. Here are a few highlights from the … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Current Events, Interactive, Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Education
Tagged community building, Fall 2020, gaps, Mark Chubb, teaching, Thinking Mathematically, Tracy Zager
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What does antiracism in mathematics look like?
This question is on the front of my mind and is followed by how is antiracism in mathematics practiced? The differences in how members of underrepresented groups, especially those who identify as Black and African American, are treated in the … Continue reading
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Rage of the Blackboard: A Tour
I’ve always found great beauty in the way illustrations can convey a lot of information in a succinct, elegant, and beautiful way. I am a big fan of art especially when it intersects with math. While on Twitter, I ran … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Blogs, Current Events, Math Communication, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Physics, Recreational Mathematics, women in math
Tagged blogs, Blogs on Math Blogs, E.A. Casanova, Illustrations, math communication, Rage The Blackboard, Women In Math
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Junk Charts: A Tour
Kaiser Fung’s “Junk Charts” blog is full of treasures, including ones related to the COVID19 pandemic. Evelyn wrote a post about the blog back in 2017. Please join me on a tour of a few of the posts Fung has … Continue reading
Posted in Current Events, Data Science, Math Communication, Visualizations
Tagged charts, COVID19, data visualization, Junk Charts, Kaiser Fung, pandemic, Venn diagrams
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Math in the time of COVID19
In the past few posts, I’ve been avoiding writing about the current Coronavirus outbreak. Honestly, I’ve been having a hard time coping with the uncertainty and worry about how we are going to survive and move forward from this. Around … Continue reading
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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Old and New Math Celebrations
With all the news about the coronavirus, the uncertainty, and stress many are currently facing, I wanted to write a post with some levity ยน. What better day than this! Today is both the first International Day of Mathematics (IDM) … Continue reading