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Category Archives: people in math
Math on the Dynamic Ecology Blog
Dynamic Ecology is a group blog by Jeremy Fox, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Calgary, Brian McGill, a macroecologist at the University of Maine. and Meghan Duffy, an aquatic and disease ecologist at the University of … Continue reading
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Blogs, Issues in Higher Education, Math Education, people in math
Tagged Brian McGill, Dynamic Ecology, ecology, Jeremy Fox, mathematical biology, Meghan Duffy, teaching, worklife balance
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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
Posted in Applied Math, Biomath, Blogs, History of Mathematics, Mathematics and the Arts, people in math, Statistics
Tagged Bernhard Bolzano, Jordan Curve Theorem, Katsushika Hokusai, Muriel Bristol, Peter Lynch, pursuit problems, rogue waves
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In honor of Black History Month
February 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month. Its origin trace back to 1926, when the historian Carter G. Woodson pioneered “Negro History Week” in the second week of February because it coincided with the birthdays of former US president … 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
Posted in Blogs, Current Events, Events, Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Communication, Math Education, people in math, women in math
Tagged accessible, blind, flygskam, JMM 2020, joint mathematics meetings, low vision, Maryam Mirzakhani, REU
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Advocating for Mental Health at JMM
Mental health, which encompasses our emotional, physiological, and social wellbeing, has been a topic I’ve wanted to write about on this blog for a while. I was hesitant at first because I felt unqualified to address the many factors that … Continue reading
Posted in Blogs, Current Events, Mental Health, people in math
Tagged blogs, joint mathematics meetings, math anxiety, mental health
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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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Holiday Math Treats
The holidays are a perfect time to unwind, reflect, and spend time with loved ones. For me, it is also a great time to browse the internet for fun activities to do. In this post, I highlight some of the … Continue reading
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
Posted in Applied Math, Blogs, Interactive, Math Communication, Math Education, people in math, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged brewing, Christmas, fractional polygons, holidays, knot theory, lights, ponytail, representation, tangles, tiling, treegonometry
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