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Five Takes for the First Day
Take 1 Welcome to Math Class, I am Professor IGetToHaveAName. I will probably never learn your name, and that is okay. Who you are doesn’t matter. I may try to get you interested in math, but not actually you because … Continue reading
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Raise your hand if you were just rejected by the NSF! Fun times, right? I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate such occasions with a full reevaluation of all of my life choices. So of course, I … Continue reading
The Secret Lives of Mathematicians: Conversations with Students
This keeps happening to me: Student: When did you decide to become a calculus teacher? Me: I didn’t, and I’m not. Student: … And then I laugh reassuringly and explain that they are at a research university and that their … Continue reading
Get Out The Way
Update June 7, 2017: For a followup to this post, check out Piper Harron’s personal blog, The Liberated Mathematician.
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Hands Off My Confidence
I will be honest with you. I am so over people referring to women or black people or black women as if we are mysterious creatures, suffering from mysterious ailments, the causes of which can never possibly be understood. This … Continue reading
Posted in racism, sexism, victimblaming, women in math
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